EDITH DERDYK | On her practice and her Site Specificities |

Open Lecture

Brazilian artist Edith Derdyk’s work departs from drawing in order to explore other media such as installation, video, printmaking and art objects. Recently she has produced works that explore the interconnection between site-specific installations and the artist book.

Derdyk’s work has been exhibited widely. Since 1981, she has been exhibited in several important exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, including: ‘15 Brazilian Artists’ at the Museum of Modern Art, curated by Tadeu Chiarelli (current director of the Museum of Contemporary Art in São Paulo); ‘Weaving the Invisible’, curated by Agnaldo Farias (current curator 29th Bienal de São Paulo) at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake; ‘Shadows and Mirrors’ curated by Aracy Amaral at the Museum of Modern Art, all in Sao Paulo. Other exhibitions in Brazil include: Museu de Arte Moderna in Rio de Janeiro and Museu de Arte Contemporanea in Niterói.

Internationally she has exhibited at: the Lulea Biennial, and Balelatina in Basel in Switzerland; Across the Ocean, Oporto, Portugal; Langeline in Copenhagen, Denmark; Art Paris at the Grand Palais, France; Derdyk has had a solo show at Haim Chanim Gallery in New York; as well as work included in other exhibitions in México, Colombia, Peru, and Germany.

Edith Derdyk has been awarded several prizes and grants, including: Residency at Vermont Studio Center, USA in 1993; Artist-researcher grant at The Rockfeller Foundation, Bellagio Center, Italy 1999; Research Grant Fundação Vitae Brasil 2002; Artist of the Year Prize APCA (São Paulo Association of Art Critics) 2002; Photography Prize Porto Seguro 2004; Residency, The Banff Centre, Canada 2007.

She is the author of various books on drawing, including: Formas de Pensar o desenho (Ways of thinking about Drawing) 1988 and O desenho da Figura Humana (Drawing the Human Figure) 1989, both published by Scipione; Linha de Horizonte – por uma poética do ato criador (Horizon Line – for a poetics of the creative act), Escuta, 2001; Sewing Thread (Linha de Costura), C/Arte, 2010. She is the editor of: Disegno. Desenho. Desiginio, Senac, 2008.

Currently she lectures at the Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo.

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