Emerging Artist Award


Wb Illich Castillo

Claudia Martínez Garay (b. 1983) is a Peruvian artist living and working between Lima and Amsterdam.


Her work is mainly based on the images as history containers and the way they are built and reproduced for their sociopolitical purposes.


“Already existing imagery is a fundamental trigger in my work, it’s a way of revisiting and questioning the past, and try to understand it for what it left, and speculate from what is absent or unknown. From this imagery I experiment different forms of reproduction, transformation and reinterpretation; this is made through processes of erasing, deconstruction or reconfiguration. This moment of (un)recognizing what you've already seen/know, in that specific moment of simultaneous contradiction is where I want to situate my work”. – Claudia Martínez Garay






Photo courtesy of the artist


A Look Inside:


Ayacucho, Peru, 1983. Lives and works between Amsterdam and Lima.




Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2016 -2017) | Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris, France (2012 -2013) | BA in Fine Arts with mention in Printmaking. Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (2001 -2007).


Awards and residencies

She has received recognitions and grants such as: 3Package Deal. AFK Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Bureau Broedplaatsen. Presented by the Coalition: Stedelijk Museum, Rijksakademie and Kunstverein NL (2018/2019); Van Bijlevelt Fellowship (NL) 2017; Prince Claus Fund for Culture and Development – Travel Grant (NL) 2015, among others.


Selected Exhibitions 


“Positions”, Art Basel Miami, USA (2018) | “I WILL OUTLIVE YOU”. Grimm Gallery, New York, USA (2018) | “There in the homestead, here in the thicket” Claudia Martínez Garay / Arturo Kameya. Ginsberg Gallery, Lima, Peru (2018) | “Land At the End of The Sea”. Claudia Martínez Garay / Arturo Kameya. Peruvian-British Cultural Center, Lima, Perú (2014)




“12th Shanghai Biennale: Proregress -Art in an Age of Historical Ambivalence”, Shanghai, China (2018) | Screening “I Will Outlive you”, Ghost Stories, HMK Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, The Netherlands (2018) | “Drifting and Dreaming”, Tegenboschvanvreden Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2018) | “Songs for Sabotage”. New Museum Triennial, New Museum, New York, USA (2018) | “RijksakademieOPEN 2017”, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL (2017) | “Criminality and Criminalization”. Lima University's Cultural Center, Lima, Perú (2017) | “Meta Perspective”. Dapiran Art Project Space, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2017) | “RijksakademieOPEN 2016”, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, NL (2016), among others.