Chilean New York is mostly in Queens and Paterson, New Jersey.
Metro New York has the largest Chilean community in the United States.
Chile is known for its artists, filmmakers, wine, and writers.
Chilean New York Features
Isabel Allende Reads From and Discusses Her New Book “The Wind Knows My Name” with Alicia Menendez
One of the world’s most influential Latinas, and widely-read Spanish-language authors, discusses her new book about children in migration, “The Wind Knows My Name,” with MSNBC anchor and “Latina to Latina” podcast host Alicia Menendez.
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Chilean New York News
David Hammons: Day’s End, a Whitney Museum public installation in Hudson River Park, was inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark’s legendary Pier 52 intervention in 1975. 🇨🇱
Celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, one of the patron saints of Chile, on Sunday, July 16, 2023. 🇨🇱
Celebrate Chilean Independence Day on Monday, September 18, 2023.
New York Chilean Culture
New York Chilean Art
Chilean art is often architectural.
- Alfredo Jaar is a New York Chilean artist, architect and filmmaker. He is famous for installations such as “This is Not America” (1987), a Times Square sign. alfredojaar.net 🇨🇱
- Claudia Bitrán is a Chilean painter and video artist represented by Cristin Tierney. cristintierney.com 🇨🇱
- David Hammons: Day’s End, a Whitney Museum public installation in Hudson River Park, was inspired by Gordon Matta-Clark’s legendary intervention on Pier 52 in 1975. 🇨🇱
- Gordon Matta-Clark 🇨🇱
- Jorge Tacla is represented by Cristin Tierney. cristintierney.com 🇨🇱
New York Chilean Government
New York Chilean Music
- Melisa Aldana jazz tenor sax. 🇨🇱
Chile is a mix of Indigenous, European and African cultures. The Indigenous culture is of Inca descent in the north and Mapuche in the south. Easter Island is Chilean, but the people are Rapa Nui Pacific Islanders. Chile’s European culture is mostly Spanish with some German influence.
Chile has a highly developed copper export economy. It is famous for its writers and its wines. Pablo Neruda had a way with words that will make you fall in love with the Spanish language. Chile also has a strong avant-garde theatre tradition and some world-class filmmakers.
Chileans had to deal with the American-supported Pinochet dictatorship (1973-1990). The experience still effects the people – even in the diaspora. It’s quite striking really.
Gabriela Mistral was the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Pablo Neruda is Chile’s most famous poet.
Isabel Allende is Chile’s most famous novelist.