Lucio Boschi was born in 1966, in Argentina, where he lives and works.
He is the author of eight books: Señores de la Tierra (1996), Pueblos de los Andes (2000), Danza Callada (2002), Quebrada de Humahuaca (2003), Una Argentina (2005), Un Mismo Rezo (2007), Ranchos (2010), La Celebración (2016)
His work is part of private collections and art institutes across the globe, including: Buenos Aires National Fine Arts Museum; the Smithsonian Institute, the United Nations ILO; the Art Institute of Chicago; Buenos Aires Ethnographic Museum; Tilcara Anthropology Museum; Universita Di Roma; La Sapienza; U.C.L.A Anthropology Research Department; Massachusetts Institute of Technology; New Mexico State University Sociology and Anthropology Department; Andean Research Institute, University of Buenos Aires.
Lucio’s story is that of a travelling, self-taught, photographer-philosopher, registering through the lens what he sees and what the objects feels. At the age of 18 he began a journey that would take him through Latin America, living with the Inuit communities in Northern Canada, and the nomad tribes of Siberia, Mongolia and Bhutan. He spent time in India and in the Himalayas documenting the Tibetan diaspora living in exile.
Almost a decade later, in 1998, Lucio returned to his homeland and settled in the northernmost part of the country with a community of Kolla people from the Andes. For years he lived in the mountains as an ascetic renouncing all material comforts and leading a life of austerity and self-discipline.
Lucio worked with the United Nations and the International Labour Initiative to create the first image bank about child labour in Argentina. He presented documentaries in the Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Malba, and his book about prayers at the Aperture Foundation in New York.
Between the years 2010 and 2013, Lucio worked on the construction of Museo en los Cerros, in Huichaira, in the north of Argentina. The first museum of its kind, at the foot of the Andes mountains, inspired by nature, in respect of the silence, and in the celebration of the communities when they dance.
In December of 2018 the complete board of the Peggy Guggenheim Foundation travelled from New York to Museo en los Cerros.
- 2017 - Galerie Chateu des Alpilles, France.
- 2013 - Covington Center, RU, Virginia,USA.
- 2013 - Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Argentina.
- 2012 - Galerie Chateu des Alpilles, Francia.
- 2011 - Museo Nazionalle della Fotografia, Italia
- 2009 - Museo Terry Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina
- 2008 - Aperture Foundation New York.
- 2006 - Rosenberg+Kaufman Fine Art, New York, USA
- 2006 - Galerie Flak, Paris, Francia
- 2005 - Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 2004 - Galerie Flak, Paris, Francia
- 2004 - Rosenberg+Kaufman Fine Art, New York, USA
- 2002 - Museo Arqueológico de Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina
- 1998 - Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 1997 - Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- 1997 - Universita di Roma, La Sapienza, Roma, Italia
- 1996 - Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina.