Artist & Work

Voluspa Jarpa


Born in Rancagua Chile in 1971, Voluspa Jarpa’s work is rooted on the meticulous analysis of declassified archives and leaked documents of foreign interventionshappening mainly in Chile and other Latin American countries (but also in Europe) during the Cold War. By working with the materiality of the defaced archives, Jarpa unearths painful truths about these often brutal interventions, reflecting simultaneously on the nature of the archive, on memory and the cultural notion of trauma. Jarpa has had important solo exhibitions, including “Cuerpo político: archivos públicos y secretos” at the Gabriela Mistral Gallery of the Universidad de Chile (2017); “En nuestra pequeña región de por acá” at the MALBA, Buenos Aires (2016); or “L’effet Charcot” at La Maison de l’Amerique Latine in Paris (2010). She has participated in many international exhibitions including: “The Arcades: Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin” at the Jewish Museum, New York (2017); “Resistance Performed – Aesthetic Strategies under Repressive Regimes in Latin America”, at the Migros Museum, Zurich (2016) etc.