Born in 1963 in Santiago, Chile, where she lives and works, Josefina Guilisasti received her BA in Visual Arts from the Universidad de Chile in Santiago in 1985. In 1997 she participated in workshops with Eugenio Dittborn. She recently earned her Masters in History from the Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez in Santiago in 2012.
In 2006, Guilisasti was awarded the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) award and in 2008 she was the recipient of the prestigious Altazor award in Santiago. She took part in the RIAA residency in Argentina in 2007, the Durango Arts Residency, New York State in 2008; and APT in New York City in 2010.
Solo exhibitions include the Museum of Decorative Arts in Santiago, Chile; House of Propeller, London; National Museum of Fine Arts, Santiago; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; and Sala Gasco Arte Contemporáneo, Santiago. Her work has been part of important group exhibitions including Saatchi Gallery and Phillips de Pury, London; Dumbo Arts Center, New York City; Mercosur Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil; Centro Cultural Borges, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami; Pontevedra Art Biennial, Galicia, Spain; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Shanghai Biennial, China; The Americas Society, New York; Prague Biennale, Czech Republic; II International Festival, Rome, Italy; and Haus am Kliespark, Berlin within others.
Her work is part of private and public collections such as Fundación Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, New York; The Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, Texas; Colección Juan Yarur; among others.