Carlos Eguiguren


 Art is a game and a tool that questions the mysteries of life. In many cases the answers are ABSURD, or SURREALIST, as most of the questions do not have an answer.

All starts with a simple photograph of a desert, water, forest, or rocks, a place where the story will take place, then the real story begins, it has to be told in a simple way and always has a concept behind. There are many things in life that we take for granted, so is interesting to ask WHY and sometimes there are answers, or not, in this case the Absurd could be the humor to that question.


 He was born in a family where his uncle Carlos Faz was a prominent artist who died at a very young age, he was named after him. Somehow this invited him to follow his uncle steps.

So at age 19-studied art for a short period at Universidad Catolica of Chile. Then he decided to work as a photographer at a local fashion magazine for a couple of years, later on he moved to N.Y.C. and worked as an independent photographer, this was the best training you could get.

His work has been shown on different galleries and museums.

Today he resides in Santiago, Chile.

For Carlos art is a way of living, it is everywhere, nature, food, objects, etc.

He does art as part of enjoying life, and being able to share it with other people is the best of rewards.

Humor, mysteries, dark, color, is part of his stories.


Was born in Santiago Chile in 1955, 

1976 decided to become a photographer after studying Art at Universidad Catolica Chile. He started as

an assistant to Chilean photographer Roberto Edwards at Paula magazine

1979 emigrated to New York.

During the 14 years that he lived and worked in New York city as a photographer he established friendship

and made portraits of artist as Paul Jenkins, Bob Cato, Mitch Miller, Alfred Eisenstaedt, William Wegman, Alfred Eisenstaedt, Amy Arbus, Gordon Parks, Janos Starker, Milton Glaser,etc.

  Solo Exhibits.

1990 Exhibit at Praxis Gallery Santiago Chile Nudes on Polaroid 20x24

2004 Exhibit at Marlborough Gallery Transluces Santiago   Chile

2008 Exhibit his work Estructuras at the Museum Nacional de Bellas Artes Chile.

2010 Exhibit the series Valparaiso at Patricia Ready Art Gallery.

2014 Exibit his work HABITAT at Artespacio Gallery.Santiago Chile

 Group Shows.

He was invited to exhibit his work at the Centre International Dart Contemporain Paris

2011 Invited to Atlanta USA, to participate on Art Above Underground.

2014 He was invited to show his work at Pinta Art FairMiami,Florida

2016 exhit his work at ART SANTIAGO, art fair at GAM Cultural Center Gabriela Mistral

2016 Invited to Bienal de Arte Contemporaneo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, at Cultural Center Jorge Luis Borges 

2016 invited to the6th Biennale at Jinan, China.

2018-2019 International Contemporary Art Exhibition ¨ in Transition¨

2019 exhibition at Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou   

2020 exhibition at Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou   

2021 Online exhibit at Vacant Museum ( Familiar Strangers )

2021 Online exhibition at Musée de peinture de Saint-Frajou   

Personal Books.

2008 Publish his first personal book “30 años de fotografia” ( 30 years of photography )

2009 Publish his second book “Bocetos de Valparaíso.”

This book is about his digital work of Valparaiso, Chile.


Contact: carloseguiguren@gmail.com