Ana Tiscornia was born in Uruguay in 1951 where she studied architecture at the Universidad de la República. Since 1991 resides in New York. She is a Emeritus Professor at SUNY College at Old Westbury. Her work, extensively shown, includes the most recent solo projects at Point of Contact Gallery, Syracuse; Volta 2011 New York represented by Alejandra Von Hartz Gallery; Galería El Paseo, Uruguay; ARCO 09 in Madrid; On Location at Allegra Ravizza in Milan; and Noticias Breves at Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires.
Additionally, Tiscornia has participated in group shows such as Esa Vara. Modernity and emplacement, Museum of Contemporary Art and Design, Costa Rica; Microwave 8, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York; The Disappeared, University of Wyoming Art Museum. The artist represented Uruguay in the II and IX Bienal de La Habana, Cuba, and the III Bienal de Lima, Perú. She has been a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. Tiscornia is the author of the book, Vicissitudes of the Visual Imaginary: Between Utopia and Fragmented Identity, published by White Wine Press with Distrito Cuatro.
Recently, she curated La Guerra que no hemos visto, which debuted in 2009 at the Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogota and traveled to Museo de Antioquia in Medellin, El Museo de la Tertulia in Cali, and Frost Museum in Miami.