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Eduardo Costa



Eduardo Costa is an Argentine artist who lived twenty-five years in the US and four in Brazil. He started his career in Buenos Aires as part of the Di Tella generation and continued to work in NYC, where he made a strong contribution to the local avant-garde. He collaborated with American artists Vito Acconci, Scott Burton, John Perreault and Hannah Weiner, among others. In Brazil, he participated in projects organized by Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Antonio Manuel, Lygia Clark, and others from the school of Rio. His work has been discussed in Art in America, Art Forum, and in the main books on conceptual art: A. Alberro, MIT, 1999; P. Osborne, Phaedon, 2002; Mari Carmen Ramírez and Héctor Olea, Yale/Houston Museum of Art, 2004; Inés. Katzenstein, MoMA, New York, 2004, Luis Pérez- Oramas and others, San Antonio Museum of Art, 2004; Luis Camnitzer, University of Texas, 2007, among others. Eduardo Costa ́s work has been exhibited at the New Museum, New York; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; Queens Museum of Art, Queens, New York; List Art Center, Boston; Miami Art Museum, Walker Art Center, Minnesota, MOMA, Buenos Aires; Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, among others. A current project is to manufacture 30 Duchamp/Costa bicycles inspired by a 1980 model, for an exhibition on Duchamp-based work curated by Jessica Morgan (Tate Modern) for the Jumex Foundation in Mexico City. 


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Volumetric Paintings:The Geometric Works

Volumetric Paintings:The Geometric Works

"… All are undone, broken apart, and reformulated in such a way that the four continents are fused and equally present in Costa's volumetric abstract
paintings. In the end, this is a most striking and significant aspect of Costa's new series, for it at once melds not only the traditions of different regions of the globe but also the past and the new and as yet completely uncharted cultural possibilities of what will certainly be an unprecedentedly global twenty-first century." Excerpt of Alexander Alberro's catalogue essay

Essay by Alexander Alberro, Interview by John Perreault, Chronology, bibliography, 64 pages, 50 color and black and white photographs

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