Arturo Higa Taira
With a degree in Literature from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, his professional development has taken him from graphic production and publishing to editorial graphic design: He created the collection of Peruvian poetry Álbum del Universo Bakterial (2002–), with which he has more than 27 published books. He was a graphic producer for the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2003). He worked as a designer at the Center for Studies and Publications – CEP (2004–2006), an institution founded by Father Gustavo Gutiérrez, creator of Liberation Theology. He started his studio Sputnik (2007–), an editorial design space, created to share creative processes with cultural, commercial or independent companies, with a special interest in the development of books, printed media and content reading. He works on graphic and editorial projects for the Departments of Art History and Architecture, as well as Romance Languages, at Harvard University (2008–) linked to issues of art and citizenship. He is a professor at the Image Center (2010–), and author of the book “Cieloextenso” (AUB, 2002).
Distinctions: Selected for the I Ibero-American Design Biennial-IDB (Madrid, 2008) for the editorial collection Álbum del Universo Bakterial. Selected for the II Ibero-American Design Biennial-IDB (Madrid, 2010) by the “Museo Cao” of the Wiese Foundation; First prize in the Graphic and Interior Design category. Winner of the Gourmand Cook Awards (Paris, 2012), highest distinction in the publishing world of gastronomy, for best chef book for “Rafael. The chef, the restaurant, the recipes” by Rafael Osterling (Planeta, 2011). Finalist for Peru in the Spaces/interiors category and selected for the IV Ibero-American Design Biennial-IDB (Madrid, 2014) for "In/Formal", Peruvian pavilion at the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, 2014. And invited to the realization of the art of the International Image Festival (Manizales, 2015), central theme Ecology + Digital Creation.