Yayo Tavolara is a Chilean-Bolivian multimedia artist that had worked and lived in different countries: Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Germany and the United States, where her hometowns for years.
Currently she lives and works in Berlin, Germany. Is member of the BBK (Berufsverband Bildender Küstler- Berlin) and is also the Berlin's Liaison and co-editor for the Art Journal The Studio Visit.
Yayo has graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington DC, acquiring a Bachelor in Fine Arts, she also holds a further education certificate as Curator given by the Arts University in Berlin (Universität der Künste Berlin)
She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in La Paz, Bolivia, majoring in Painting.
She worked in the Medicine field as a Therapist after getting her Professional degree in Kinesiology and Physical Therapy from the Universidad de Chile- Medicine Faculty- in Santiago- Chile.
Additionally, she has always been active in the performing arts, such as Dance, Theatre and Music, working as a performing artist (Dance and Musical Theatre), and costume and set designer (Ballet and Opera)
Yayo Tavolara was awarded with the Ethel Lorraine Bernstein Memorial Found Award (Outstanding Achievement in Fine Arts) Washington DC, 2010, President Award (Artistic Merit) Washington DC, 2010, and “Artecito” Second Price Award in Photography, La Paz, Bolivia, 2005.
Mirage of Presence , was her first solo exhibition, at AquabitArt Gallery in Berlin 2014, Shortly after her arrival in Germany.
Demolition was a succesful exhibition at the Chilean Embassy in Washington DC, 2011.
She also had solo shows in Washington DC at Touchstone Gallery 2013 and in La Paz Bolivia at Galeria Alternativa, 2004 and Galeria Taipinquiri, 2001.
Yayo Tavolara was part of different international group exhibitions: the most significant in the last years: Washington DC, Scope Miami 2012, Toronto, Canada (Scotia Bank Nuit Blanche) 2011, Corcoran Gallery of Art and Design, Washington DC, 2010; Biennale Contemporary Art, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2010; Museo Espacio Portales, Cochabamba Bolivia, 2010;Smith Farm Center Gallery, Washington DC, 2008; OAS Gallery, Washington DC, 2008; World Bank Art Society, Washington DC, 2008; Museo de Etnografia y Folklore, La Paz, Bolivia, 2006. Arquitecture Bienale, XMBA, Krakow, Poland, 2004.
Her Photographic work has been published in three books in Bolivia: Fotográfica 2006, Fotoencuentro 2007, and Fotografía Boliviana 2012.
Her work has been featured in galleries in different countries and her work is also in private collections.
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