Marcela A. Villagrán was born in Castelar, province of Buenos Aires, in 1969. She specialized in sculpture at the Prilidiano Pueyrredón National School of Fine Arts. She studied a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the National University of Arts (UNA), where today she works as a university professor and researcher.
From an early age she became interested in photography, for which she took workshops and seminars on photography, photoengraving, pinhole photography and fine art printing. She carried out work clinic with Lutz Matschke, Estela Izuel, Juan Doffo and Oscar De Bueno, and development of artistic projects with Carina Borgogno.
She also ventured into theater in improvisation techniques with Pablo Krinsky for 3 years, which defined the incorporation of the body into her artistic productions. Her work, although eclectic due to the diversity of techniques, always orbited in therelationship of the female body, with sexuality and nature.
She has participated in individual and group exhibitions in the cities of Buenos Aires, Santa Fe, La Plata, Córdoba and San Juan, in spaces such as Graffigna Museum, Alianza Francesa, Espacio UNA, Asociación Cultural Pestalozzi, Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Rosa Galisteo, and in cultural centers such as Padre Mujica, Ladran Sancho, La Pajarera, El galpon de Caballito.
Her work has been published in Fotomundo magazine and in Pecado magazine. She won second prize for photography in the XXX Edition of the Book Fair of Buenos Aires and participated in Migra Fair, collective of printed publications.
She lives and works in the City of Buenos Aires.