Carla Bobadilla is a visual artist based in Vienna. She studied Arts at the University of Playa Ancha, Valparaíso, Chile and visited from 2004−2008 the PhD Program at the University of Applied Arts Vienna at the Department of Cultural Studies. Since 2009 she has been working on educational interventions in Viennese museums and art institutions. She taught (2012−2017) at Department of Art and Communication at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. In 2008 she received the Theodor Körner Award for her documentary work about workers in Austrian industry production. In 2011 the Women Award from the Austrian Ministry of Culture for the book Sketches of Migration. 2017 she worked on the art-based research project Austrian Cultural Heritage in which she tried to uncovering traces of the hidden enmeshment of colonial history as a part of her kültüř gemma! Fellowship at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Since 2018 is part of the board of the IGBK and Senior Lecturer at the academy of fine arts in Vienna.
Her work and performances have been shown at Wiener Festwochen, Medien Werkstatt-Wien, Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, VBKÖ, Kunsthalle Exnergasse im WUK, KÖR, Galerie Ostlicht, Fotogalerie-Wien; FIFV Festival Internacional de Fotografía en Valparaíso, Chile, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Santiago, Chile; Fluss, NÖ Initiative für Foto- und Medienkunst, Wolkersdorf, Lower Austria; O’Artoteca, Milan, Italy; Gallery of the Austrian Cultural Forum, Berlin and at the The Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia Universty, New York, among others.