Cristina Vera Aguilar, Biography

Cristina was born in Concepción, Chile, on May 13, 1970.

She is the granddaughter of the famous Chilean muralist Tomás Aguilar González and daughter of the sculptor, painter and writer María Luz Aguilar. Art, painting, sculpture runs in her family.


Her artistic talents were recognized very early on. In 1979, at the age of 9, she was selected to represent Chile in UNESCO international art competition. Cristina has been painting since then, for the last 40 years.


As a self-taught artist, she continuously improves her style and technique. She studied with several recognized Chilean artists over the years:

  • Gina Intveen, acrylic painting
  • Pilar Rios, spatula technique in acrylic
  • Eileen Kelly, Xylography and wood engraving
  • Álvaro Huenchuleo, oil painting in Grisaille technique.


In 2012, in response to the discovery of “Children of Llullaillaco", Cristina also started writing short stories. Children of Llullaillaco were mummies of Inca children found in the Andes in 1999.


Cristina Vera currently paints and continues to exhibit.  Her workshop is in San Pedro de la Paz, Concepción, Chile



2009 “Collective” group exhibition
2010 "Individual Exhibition"
Art Room, Itaú Foundation, Talcahuano, Chile.
2012 "The Tree of Thirst"
Outdoor Exhibition in Alessandri Park, Coronel, Chile. 2012
In salons of: Municipality of Lota, Temuco, Los Angeles, Talcahuano, Concepción, Chillán.
Selected in national contest "Painting in Lota", Lota, Chile.
2012 "Ibero-American Exhibition"
Jadite Gallery, New York, USA.
2013 "The children of the Llullaillaco"
Outdoor exhibition and illustrated stories in Alessandri Park, Coronel, Chile.
2013 "The Tree of Thirst"
Catholic University of the Santísima Concepción, Chile.
2013 "Paradise"
Itaú Foundation, Talcahuano, Chile
2013 "Women of Fire"
Congress of Chile, Valparaíso, Chile
2013 "LIVE IN OFF" paintings and installations
Art Gallery Casino Marina del Sol, Talcahuano, Chile.
2014 "LIVE IN OFF" Hall of "Mountain Hotel MI Lodge", Las Trancas, Chillan, Chile.
2014 "Individual Selection"
AUGUIRIO Space, Concepción, Chile.
2016 "History of Shoes" paintings on old woden show molds
Sala Blanco Art Gallery, San Pedro de la Paz, Chile.
2016 "Parallel Dreams"
Chilean North American Institute of Culture, Concepción, Chile.
2017 "Blessed Nature"
Catholic University of the Santísima Concepción, Talcahuano, Chile.
2018 "El Café" "Nocturnal Trip" installation
Baqué Coffee, Concepción, Chile
2019 "Take out your tie" installation
Baqué Coffee, Concepción, Chile