Milagros De la Torre
Visiting Assistant Professor
Milagros de la Torre is a New York-based artist whose work explores the connections between image-language and the notions of racial identity, violence, surveillance, censorship. She received a B.A. (Hons) in Photographic Arts from the University of the Arts London. Her first solo exhibition Under the Black Sun, 1993, curated by Robert Delpire, was presented at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
De la Torre was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship (2011), The Dora Maar Fellowship (2014), was the recipient of a Merited Person of Culture medal from the Ministry of Culture in Peru (2016), and the Smithsonian Artist Fellowship Award (2021). She was named the Wolf Chair in Photography (Fall 2023) at The Cooper Union, NY.
Her work has been exhibited broadly and is part of permanent museum collections including: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston; Fonds National d’Art Contemporain, Paris; Museo Nacional Reina Sofía, Spain; MALBA Museum, Argentina, among others.
De la Torre serves at the Board of the Penumbra Foundation, NY, a non-profit organization that brings together the Art and Science of Photography through education, research, public and residency programs.