Walterio Iraheta Bio


Walterio Iraheta studied Applied Arts at the Centro Nacional de Artes, CENAR and the University Dr. José Matías Delgado in El Salvador (1984-1995); Graphic Arts at the Chicago Cultural Center (1997) and the School of Visual Arts, La Esmeralda, México (2000).

He won the first place in the Art Biennial Paiz of El Salvador (2007), an Honorable Mention in the competition of Contemporary Art in Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2004), the first prize in the Contemporary Art Biennial of Central America (1998), amongst others. He has made more than 30 solo exhibitions and has participated in over 100 collective shows, such as the II photography Biennial in Lima, Perú (2012); the Venice Biennial in Italy (2011); Pontevedra Biennial in Galicia, Spain (2010); The X Havana Biennial in Cuba (2009); the Latin American video projects "Visionaries" at The Itaú Cultural Sao Paulo, Brazil and The Museum of Contemporary Art Reina Sofia in Madrid (2009); the Valencia-São Paulo Biennial in Spain (2008), amongst others.

In the last ten years he has combined his artistic work with those of curator and cultural management, coordinating projects like The National Drawing show and Photography Festival ESFOTO in his country. He lives and works in San Salvador, El Salvador.