Lorena Guillén Vaschetti (born 1974, Rosario, Argentina) is an artist, architect (2000, UBA) and mother. She comes from a family passionate about the arts: her mother was a ballet dancer and an artist who worked with tapestry, jewelry and painting, and her father enjoyed listening to opera and walking in nature. Lorena studied anthropology (UBA) and since 2000 has worked with photography, later focusing on the construction and re-construction of personal memory.
Since 2011, scale started playing an important role in her work: Guillén Vaschetti became particularly interested in creating pieces that involve the audience at different levels: sensorial, mental and emotional. Lorena works within different mediums, ranging from sculpture to installation, photography, and sound.
Her work has been widely exhibited and published in South America, Europe as well as in the United States, South Africa, Russia, Israel and China. Her first book, historia, memoria, y silencios (Schilt, 2011) was distinguished by PhotoEspaña as one of the Best Books of the Year.
Guillén Vaschetti’s pieces belongs to the following museums collections: Brandts Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), Museo de Bellas Artes of Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Southeast Museum of Photography (United States), MEC Museo en los Cerros (Argentina), LUAG Collection (United States), NIROX Sculpture Park (South Africa).
Lorena is currently living in Uruguay.