Dark room

Entrance hall

Green Wall


Living room

Red Wall



Mixed media on wood
60 x 60cm


Cristina Bergoglio

Cristina Bergoglio (born 1967) is an Argentine artist, writer, and architect, and the niece of Pope Francis. Born in Córdoba, Argentina, Bergoglio studied at the Taller de Pintura de María Finochietti in Argentina from 1983 to 1986, and graduated in Urban Architecture from the National University of Córdoba in 1996. In 1997, she moved to Spain, where she attended the Taller de Pintura Emma Gans, and the Taller del Prado Academy in Madrid, later becoming a teacher at that institution, until 2007. Her paintings tend to portray large metropolises such as New York City, Miami, Porto, London, and Madrid, and she usually works with acrylic and oil painting techniques. In June, 2014, her works were displayed in an exhibit at the Conrad Hotel in the Brickell neighbourhood of Miami. In 2017, she was one of twenty artists with works featured in a charitable exhibit and auction at the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum in Madrid, and in 2018, her works were shown at the Doorway Gallery in Dublin, Ireland. Her showing in Dublin, including paintings of the city that she had prepared for the occasion, coincided with a visit to Ireland by Pope Francis, though the gallery exhibition was planned a year before the Pope's visit was announced. In 2019, Bergoglio was the subject of a short documentary, Escribir con el pincel (Write with the brush), screened at the Academy of Cinematographic Arts and Sciences of Spain. In 2020, she was one of eleven artists to be included in an exhibition titled "Once de 10" at Espacio 36 in Zamora, Spain. As of 2020, Bergoglio resides in Madrid.
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