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.