Born in Viña del Mar, Chile, in 1967, Sandra Vásquez de la Horra studied in Düsseldorf under Rosemarie Trockel and Jannis Kounellis. Vásquez de la Horra’s drawings are informed by film, fairy tales and botanical and zoological textbooks. Her extremely precise images show instances that stem from both her personal and a wider universal experience: they appear ecstatic, traumatic and surrealist.
Her work has been exhibited at Bendana Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France (2020); The Parkview Museum, Singapore (2017); Museum für moderne Kunst, Bremen (2016); S.M.A.K., Gent (2015); Albertina, Vienna (2015). Solo shows include: Musée d’Art Moderne, St-Etienne (2011); Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (2010); the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris (2017, 2011, 2009) and the Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf (2008).
Vásquez de la Horra was awarded the prestigious Guerlain Prize in 2009 and in 2021 received the Hans Theo Ritcher Prize. Her work is part of various public and private collections such as: Centre Pompidou, Paris; Pinakothek der Moderne, München; Museum Kunst Palast, Düsseldorf, among others.