Eugenio Dittborn

An exponent of the neo-vanguard, Dittborn dialogues with Chilean art from the angle of multimedia interaction.


Eugenio Dittborn Santa Cruz was born in 1943 in Santiago. He studied drawing, painting and engraving at the School of Fine Arts of Universidad de Chile.

His training continued it in Europe – Spain, Germany and France – where he studied lithography in Madrid’s Escuela de Fotomecánica, and the Hochscule fur Bildene Kunst in Berlin and painting at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

His work has been linked to avant-garde movements, especially in conceptual art, which has various supports in his work, such as video, photography, engraving, silkscreen and the so-called “Pinturas Aeropostales”, or Airmail Postcard Paintings.
Internationally, Eugenio Dittborn is a major exponent of this contemporary artistic practice which creates its own language. Produced in special formats for shipment through the mail, Airmail Postcard Paintings represent a speedy and wide-ranging channel for artistic diffusion.

He has shown his work in prestigious museums and galleries of various countries. He attained international resonance after his participation in the Sao Paulo Art Biennale in 2004. Among the awards received by Dittborn, are the Guggenheim Foundation Scholarship and the National Art Prize.