Carlota Eugenia Rosenfeld Villarreal ( known as Lotty Rosenfeld, born 1943 in Santiago, Chile) , she died 24 july 2020.
Lotty Rosenfeld is a Chilean visual artist recognized for her career in the advanced scene, emerged in Chile after the 1973 military coup; her works have been characterized by being called for resistance and questioning political authority. She was one of the founding members of the Art Actions Collective (CADA), an interdisciplinary group that manages various interventions during the Chilean dictatorship.
After graduating from the School of Applied Arts of the University of Chile he began to develop in techniques such as engraving. But the coup in Chile made her focus on projects that sought to keep cultural expression alive. Rosenfeld began to explore video art, intervention, performance and video installation, among others.
In 1979 she founded CADA together with the visual artist Juan Castillo, the poet Raúl Zurita, the writer Diamela Eltit and the sociologist Fernando Balcells. They acted in public spaces in the midst of the dictatorship, carrying out historical actions such as “To avoid starvation in art” (1979); “Ay South America (1981) and” NO + “(1983); This last phrase became a common language of political protest beyond the Chilean borders.
Parallel to his work at CADA, in 1979 Lotty Rosenfeld carried out one of his most outstanding interventions called “A mile of crosses on the pavement”, where she draws lines on the street, forming a cross. The intervention not only had an impact at the national level, but the artist replicated it at various international points, especially those with great political power such as the White House in Washington or the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
Lotty Rosenfeld also participated in the feminist movement of the eighties Women for life. Rosenfeld also filmed interviews with pioneers of Chilean feminism with Diamela Eltit, a file that today has been donated to the Catholic University.
She died at the age of 77 from lung cancer that he had in her last years. Her many other works include the works “An American Wound” (1982), “Captives” (1989); and “Motion of Order” (2002). She has several Altazor awards, and her works are in the Reina Sofía Museum, Spain and in the Tate Gallery in London, among others.