Jorge Tacla

Born in 1958 in Santiago, Chile, Jorge Tacla studied at the Escuela de Bellas Artes, Universidad de Chile before moving to New York in the 1980s. His tactile, ghost-like paintings depict urban ruins that blur the formalistic boundaries between abstraction and representation to present an unsettling view of the world. Tacla's work has been shown in respected institutions across the world, and select exhibitions include the Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos (Santiago, Chile), Art Museum of the Americas (Washington, DC), Tufts University Art Gallery (Medford, MA), Bruce Museum (Greenwich, CT), 55th Venice Biennale, Dublin Contemporary (Dublin, Ireland) and Sharjah Biennial 10 (Sharjah, UAE). Tacla’s work is represented in numerous collections including the New Museum (New York, NY), High Museum of Art (Atlanta, GA), Museo de Arte Moderno (Mexico City, Mexico) and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes (Santiago, Chile). Among the artist’s many awards and fellowships are the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center residency and a New York Foundation for the Arts fellowship. Tacla lives and works between New York and Chile.

 

Jorge Tacla's Website

Press

Jorge Tacla: Señal de Abandono Artishock
December 14, 2016
Sociedad Cultura: Jorge Tacla Denisse Espinoza, La Tercera
November 10, 2016
Interview: Chilean artist Jorge Tacla reveals "Hidden Identities" CCTV America
February 21, 2016
Review: People's republic of all over the place Mark Feeney, The Boston Globe
February 4, 2016
Exhibitions: "Hidden Identities" at the Art Museum of the Americas The Washington Post
January 15, 2016
Jorge Tacla's Human-Made Catastrophes: A Conversation with the Artist Jessica Gesund, AMA
November 30, 2015
Review: Jorge Tacla Jeffrey Cyphers Wright, ArtNexus
November 21, 2015
“Hidden Identities: Paintings and Drawings by Jorge Tacla” at Art Museum of the Americas to Jan. 31 Beth Shook, Washington City Paper
November 13, 2015
Hidden Identities by Jorge Tacla at the Art Museum of the Americas The Washington Post
October 23, 2015
In ‘The Architectural Impulse,’ Art Aspires Holland Cotter, The New York Times
August 13, 2015

By Holland Cotter, The New York Times

 

"[Sullivan] wanted to talk about a different morality, the morality of aesthetics, looks, ornament, and how buildings can aspire to being art objects. Sullivan’s subject, still very much with us, is posed — though flipped around — in this group show at Cristin Tierney, organized by the architect Warren James. Here, we’re seeing art objects made in an architectural spirit." 

A Cohort of Artists Show How Architecture Informs the Everyday Alexandra Alexa, Artsy
August 7, 2015
La Pintura de Tacla y sus Estrategias de Contradicción Florencia San Martín, Artishock
June 23, 2015
Suburban Scenes, Poetic Paintings and Apocalyptic Art Peter Plagens, The Wall Street Journal
June 20, 2015
Traumas Rise to the Surface in Jorge Tacla’s Textured Paintings K. Sundberg, Artsy
June 4, 2015
Heart on Canvas: Three Manhattan Shows, Three Politically Edgy Painters Christian Viveros-Fauné, The Village Voice
June 3, 2015
Jorge Tacla: Capa por capa

Viernes Magazine
By Juan José Richards

A Dialogue Between Hemispheres
Jorge Tacla: El Ermitaño Errante

by Odette Magnet, Caras

Jorge Tacla


by Montserrat Molina, Casas

Emergency Pavilion: Rebuilding Utopia

TEATRO FONDAMENTA NUOVE

Jorge Tacla participating in Venice Biennale 2013

Emergency Pavilion: Rebuilding Utopia

Todos Los Mundos de Jorge Tacla
Todos Los Mundos de Jorge Tacla


by Fernanda Alvarez C., Hola

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Tatiana Flores, Art Nexus

Jorge Tacla: La Iconografia del Nuevo Continente
Jorge Tacla: La Iconografia del Nuevo Continente


by Susana Negri, Arte Antiguedades

El Misterio Tacla
El Misterio Tacla


by Maria Cristina Jurado, El Mercurio

Jorge Tacla


by Monserrat Molina, Casas

Art Review, Christian Viveros-Faune
Art Review, Christian Viveros-Faune


by Christian Viveros-Faune, Art Pilgrimage Santiago

Tacla: Fragil y Obsesivo
Tacla: Fragil y Obsesivo


by Rocio Valdez C., La Tercera

Jorge Tacla: "La Diaspora del Artista"
Jorge Tacla: "La Diaspora del Artista"


by Jessica Atal Kattan, Entrevista

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Loreto Velazquez, Arte al Limite

Review: Jorge Tacla: Altered Remains

by Rebecca Kaye, BOMBlog

Jorge Tacla: En el Foco de la Destruccion
Jorge Tacla: En el Foco de la Destruccion


by Mireya Diaz Soto, Vivienda

Los Escombros de Jorge Tacla

by Jessica Atal, Capital #312

Invade el Bellas Artes: Jorge Tacla, Pintor
Invade el Bellas Artes: Jorge Tacla, Pintor


by Catalina Mena, Las Ultimas Noticias

Jorge Tacla: Altered Remains
Jorge Tacla - Dublin Contemporary 2011
Ruina y Desaparición: Las Obsesiones que Envuelven las Pinturas de Jorge Tacla


by Denisse Espinoza, La Tercera

Jorge Tacla, Solo Show


by Carolina Lara B., Art Nexus

Jorge Tacla Presentara Obras Ineditas en Galeria Animal
Jorge Tacla Presentara Obras Ineditas en Galeria Animal


La Segunda Online

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Donald Kuspit, Artforum

Jorge Tacla: Aujourd'hui le Deluge
Jorge Tacla: Aujourd'hui le Deluge


by Claude Bouyeure

La Obsesive Disciplina Tacla
La Obsesive Disciplina Tacla


by Mireya Diaz Soto

Art Among the Ruins


by Richard Vine, The Art International

Jorge Tacla: Galeria Ramis Barquet
Jorge Tacla: Galeria Ramis Barquet


by Donald Kupit, Artforum

Los Escombros de Jorge Tacla


by Patricio Navia, Capital #222

Jorge Tacla Regresa a Chile con Muestra Inspirada en Bombardeo de Beirut
Jorge Tacla Regresa a Chile con Muestra Inspirada en Bombardeo de Beirut


La Tercera Cultura

Tacla y el Trauma
Tacla y el Trauma


by Magdalena Aninat, La Tercera Cultura

Jorge Tacla: Deberia Exponer mas en mi pais
Jorge Tacla: Deberia Exponer mas en mi pais


by Lennon Zainovic, El Mercurio

Jorge Tacla, Solo Show

by Tatiana Flores, ArtNexus

Jorge Tacla: a su Sala no mas Ilega
Jorge Tacla: a su Sala no mas Ilega


by Catalina Mena, Las Ultimas Noticias

Tacla, el Pintor Que Piensa Demasiado
Tacla, el Pintor Que Piensa Demasiado


by Maria Cristina Jurado, Caras

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Ramis Barquet, ARTnews

Tacla Busca la Esencia de las Cosas
Tacla Busca la Esencia de las Cosas


by Yasmin Monsalve, El Universal

Raw Expression: Tacla's Stark, Brutal Visions of Humanity aren't for the Faint of Heart
Raw Expression: Tacla's Stark, Brutal Visions of Humanity aren't for the Faint of Heart


by James Auer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Three of Another: Center Museum Showcases Jorge Tacla, Arthur Dove, Permanent Works
Three of Another: Center Museum Showcases Jorge Tacla, Arthur Dove, Permanent Works


by Bill Fark, North County Times

Jorge Tacla: Sin Inocencia
Jorge Tacla: Sin Inocencia


by Hector Soto, Paula

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Giacomino Pixi, Revista Juliet

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


Justin Spring, Artforum

Jorge Tacla en el Museo de Monterrey
Jorge Tacla en el Museo de Monterrey


Monterrey Review

El Chileno Jorge Tacla cree que en Nueva York hay "una Preocupacion por las Debilidades Humanas"
El Chileno Jorge Tacla cree que en Nueva York hay "una Preocupacion por las Debilidades Humanas"


by Julio Sanchez, La Maga

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Giulio V. Blanc, Art Nexus

Jorge Tacla: In a Psychological Landscape
Jorge Tacla: In a Psychological Landscape


by Dan Rubey, ARTnews

Chilling Chilean Art
Chilling Chilean Art


by Luanne Sanders

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Nehra Helme, ARTnews

Conversacion con Jorge Tacla, chileno en NY
Conversacion con Jorge Tacla, chileno en NY


by Justo Pastor Mellado, La Epoca

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by JY, Artforum

Jorge Tacla
Jorge Tacla


by Andrea Silverman, ARTnews

Jorge Tacla: Mutilation and Salvation in New York
Jorge Tacla: Mutilation and Salvation in New York


by S.M. Lurie

Un Subjetivo Interprete del Paisaje y una Investigadora de sus Medios
Un Subjetivo Interprete del Paisaje y una Investigadora de sus Medios

by Aldo Galli, La Nacion
Large Canvases for Larger Problems
Large Canvases for Larger Problems

by Jerry Cullum, Art Papers
Memories of War and Oppression Color Two Shows in the Bronx
Memories of War and Oppression Color Two Shows in the Bronx

by William Zimmer, The New York Times
New York in Review
New York in Review

Arts Magazine
ART; Tribute to Shows Linked to the Bronx

by Vivien Raynor, The New York Times
Construye en el Lienzo
Construye en el Lienzo

by Marcela Garcia Machuca, El Note
La Imagen Fragmentada
La Imagen Fragmentada

by Elena Oliveros, Clarin
Faena Monumental
Faena Monumental

Capital
Ordenador de Escombros
Ordenador de Escombros

by Jorge Tacla, Capital
La Pintura no se Entiende con Explicaciones
La Pintura no se Entiende con Explicaciones

Que Pasa Interview
Sudor y Sangre
Sudor y Sangre

by Jose Zalaquett, Que Pasa
Dos Decadas de su Pintura
Dos Decadas de su Pintura

by John Yau, Diseno
The Lookout: A Weekly Guide to Shows You Won’t Want to Miss

by Leigh Anne Miller, Art in America
Hoy se inauguró "Pabellón de la Urgencia" donde exponen los chilenos Jorge Tacla y Patrick Hamilton
Hoy se inauguró "Pabellón de la Urgencia" donde exponen los chilenos Jorge Tacla y Patrick Hamilton

by Cesar Acosta, BioBioChile
Los Paisajes de la Muerte
Los Paisajes de la Muerte

by Pablo Villamizar, El Nacional