Visiting Artist’s Talk – Fernando Bryce

For this week's Visiting Artist's Talk, we welcome Fernando Bryce.

Fernando Bryce attended university in both Lima and Paris and lived for many years in Berlin. Currently, he lives and works in Lima and New York.

His ink on paper drawings systematically re-examine the ways historical events are represented in printed media. The process, which Bryce describes as ‘mimetic analysis’ involves culling archives for print materials like advertisements, newspaper articles, and propaganda pamphlets in order to faithfully reproduce a selection of these materials, creating his own ink-on-paper ‘reconstructions’.

In May 2011, Bryce had his first one-person exhibition in North America at Alexander and Bonin, in which the expansive sets of drawings El Mundo en Llamas and Das Reich / Aufbau were shown. A survey exhibition of his work, titled Drawing Modern History, was on view in 2011 at the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) and traveled to Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City and Malba-Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires. Bryce recently had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bremen (2017), Harvard Art Museums (2018), and inSite/Casa Gallina, Mexico City (2018-19).

His work was included in Manifesta 4, Frankfurt (2002); 8th International Istanbul Biennial, (2003); 26th Biennial of São Paulo (2004); 54th Carnegie International, Pittsburgh (2005); T1 - The Pantagruel Syndrome, Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2006); The 11th Biennale de Lyon, (2011) ; and The 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art, Cartagena de Indias (2014).

About the Visiting Artists’ Talks series

The Visiting Artist’s Talk (VAT) series hosts talks by an exciting range of arts practitioners from around the world every Monday afternoon 2–4pm during teaching weeks.

All of our talks are compulsory for our Fine Art students but are also open to anyone else who would like to join us.

Fernando will be joining us live in the lecture theatre via Zoom.

For more information, please email Cesar Cornejo.

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Fernando Bryce, The Decade Review, 2019. Ink on paper in 110 parts. Courtesy of Alexander and Bonin.