Berlin-based artist and publisher Claudia de la Torre (1986, Mexico City) studied Fine Arts at the ENPEG ‘La Esmeralda in Mexico City, and holds a degree by the Art Academy Karlsruhe (Silvia Bächli class). More than 12 years of experience as a visual artist and an independent book publisher and designer, since 2011 director of the publishing house backbonebooks (www.backbonebooks.net).
She has been awarded several scholarships and grants, including the Shannon Michael Cane Fellowship – Printed Matter NYC (2018). National Fund for the Arts (FONCA), México (2017), Kunststiftung Baden-Württemberg (2016), Frida Kahlo scholarship for woman artists DAAD, Germany (2016) and the Baden-Württemberg Scholarship (2016).
De la Torre has been teaching artist book workshops in several places such as the Kunstakademie Karlsruhe, HKDM Freiburg and the École Supérieure des beaux-arts de Nîmes, France. Her work is part of diverse collections including the Thomas
J. Watson at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC), the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color – Yale Library, Joan Flasch Artists’ Book Collection (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) and the MoMa (NYC). She constantly takes part in many book fairs and exhibitions worldwide.