Claudia Bernardi

Claudia Bernardi is an installation artist and printmaker whose artwork is drawn from war and the post-war period. Born in Argentina, Bernardi was affected by the military junta (1976-1983) that caused 30,000 “desaparecidos.” She participated with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team exhuming mass graves in investigations of human rights violations. In 2005 she created the School of Art and Open Studio of Perguin, El Salvador, a community-based art project where children, youth, and adults work collaboratively. Bernardi is a professor at the California College of the Arts, where she designs classes on art and human rights in Latin America.