Maco Vargas was born and has always lived in the city of Lima, since she was a child she had a great fondness for art, she drew constantly and at age 12 she received her first photo camera as a prize in a contest where she danced with her younger sister.
She graduated as a graphic designer, career that culminated with success, and after her research to graduate with the thesis Creative Photography in Graphic Design, she decided to perfect her technique through courses with important national and international photographers. Her work life was closely linked to advertising for more than 20 years until she decided to turn to art, presenting her first exhibition in 2007.
Her training as a designer made her always prefer the aesthetics, images with great mastery of composition, light, color and shape, part of those series decorate now the JW Marriott Miraflores' rooms, Couryard Marriott Lima, among other important hotels in Peru, and will be soon in the AC by Marriott and Holiday Inn Miraflores.
In the search of going beyond the domain of the aesthetic, she decided to deepen her knowledge to develop projects with more conceptual subjects, for which she studied and obtained the Latin American Master of Contemporary Photography at the Centro de la Imagen in Lima-Peru; from than on, her work begins to show also images of social and contemporary issues.
Maco has twice been a finalist in the prestigious Arte Laguna Prize competition, taking part of the exhibitions and publications related to the contest, besides participating in various local and international exhibitions in galleries and museums in several cities such as Venice, Paris, Izmir, Dubai, New York, Vienna among others.
Her latest projects are linked to error, dysfunction, corruption and the rescue of the imperceptible. She is also working on a project about the venezuelans immigration of professionals in Peru.