EDUARDO CARDOZO UY
Supported by Galería Sur
Eduardo Cardozo (b. 1965) studied at the National School of Fine Arts and the School of Architecture, and studied engraving with Luis Camnitzer in Italy.
Eduardo has had solo exhibitions at Galería Sur, Museo Nacional de Artes Visuales de Montevideo, Museo Juan Manuel Blanes, Subte Municipal, Artfullliving (Washington DC), IDB Gallery and Uruguayan Embassy (Washington DC), Wertingen City Hall (Germany), among others. He participated in the Cuenca Biennial (Ecuador), Mercosur Biennial (Porto Alegre, Brazil), Biennial “Do ut do” (Pompeii, Italy). With Galería Sur he has participated in several international fairs, including Arteaméricas (Miami), Cornice Art Fair (Venice) and ARCO Fair (Madrid). He won, among others, the first prize at the National Visual Arts Salon, the first prize Bicentenary of the National Museum, the Paul Cèzanne prize of the French Embassy, and first prize at the Municipal Salon of Montevideo.
The railroad in Uruguay – as in the whole world – was the engine of progress and modernization. All the train lines in Uruguay converge in Montevideo, a radial system. This work is a fabric in the form of rails, where pieces of fabric with the names of all the train stations in the country are joined by threads in the form of train tracks. This structure hangs from the wall giving a volatile sensation to the whole, contrasting the idea of the weight of the trains, the lightness of the thread to the idea of security, the sensation of instability to the weight of modernity, and the lightness of an uncertain era.