Enrique Castro-Cid was born in 1938 in Santiago, Chile and died there in 1992. He studied in Chile until the early 1960s. Castro-Cid was awarded two Guggenheim Foundation Fellowships and won the William Copley award. He later served as a Fellowship juror for the Guggenheim Foundation. The University of Illinois appointed Castro-Cid visiting artist in 1968. His work was exhibited at the DIA Art Foundation (NY); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Jewish Museum (NY); among other institutions. His works can be found in the collections such as Pérez Art Museum Miami (Miami); The Museum of Modern Art (NY); Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY); The Menil Collection (Houston); the Lowe Art Museum (Miami), among others.