Ana Cardoso (b. 1978, Lisbon) is an artist based in Lisbon and New York. Cardoso’s practice provides a singular take on abstraction, performance, and installation through the reinterpretation of painting in both stable and fluid contexts. Her paintings are objects that interact as bodies and function as props. Her solo exhibition Leaky Abstraction is currently on view at MAAT Museum in Lisbon, until Sep 4, 2023.
Cardoso was included in exhibitions such as Footnote 15: A Prototype, Galerias Municipais—Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon (2022); Pintura: Campo de Observação, Cristina Guerra, Lisbon (2021); Modern Collection, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2018-2019); EDP Foundation’s New Artists Award, MAAT Museum, Lisbon (2017); Old Truths & New Lies, Rachel Uffner, New York (2015); Modern Talking, Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Cluj (2012); Prague Biennial 5, Prague (2011); Tate Film: Exploring the Abstract, Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2011); With, Against, And Yet: Painting And The Ready-Made Gesture, The Kitchen, New York (2009); Bendover/Hangover: An Evening com Cinema Zero, White Flag Projects, St Louis (2008); Fidelidade Mundial Young Artists Prize, Culturgest, Lisbon (2007).
She has had solo or duo exhibitions at Renata Fabbri, Milan (2023); Nuno Centeno, Porto (2019); Parapet Real Humans, St Louis (2018); Arpad Szenes—Vieira da Silva Museum, Lisbon (2018); Temnikova & Kasela, Tallin (2017); Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Knokke (2016); Andrew Rafacz, Chicago (2015); MNAC—Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon (2015); Múrias Centeno, Lisbon (2014); Longhouse Projects, New York (2014); Maisterravalbuena, Madrid (2012); Pedro Cera, Lisbon (2012); Soloway, Brooklyn (2011); Conduits, Milan (2011); Southfirst, Brooklyn (2008); among others.
Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Flash Art, Mousse, Modern Painters, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Contemporânea, among other publications. It was featured in Painting Now edited by Suzanne Hudson, published by Thames & Hudson (2015).
She has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2019-2020) and was a fellow of Shandaken : Projects, Paint School masterclass (2018-2019).
Ana Cardoso received her MFA from Hunter College, New York (2006).
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Renata Fabbri, Milan
Footnote 15: A Prototype
Ana Cardoso, Union Gaucha Productions (Karin Schneider, Nicolás Guagnini), Eileen Quinlan, Jorge Pinheiro, Igor Krenz, Józef Robakowski, Monika Sosnowska, Tomás Cunha Ferreira
Curated by Barbara Piwowarska
Galerias Municipais — Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon
19.02.2022 – 30.04.2022
Installation view of Footnote 15: A Prototype, with Jorge Pinheiro, Tomás Cunha Ferreira, Ana Cardoso
Ana Cardoso, Pendente (2022)
Installation view of Footnote 15: A Prototype, with Ana Cardoso, Jorge Pinheiro, and films by Union Gaucha Productions (Karin Schneider, Nicolás Guagnini), and Igor Krenz
Eileen Quinlan, Gravity Falls; We Don’t Talk; The Hollow; First Things First; Creeping Crystal (2022)
Installation view of Footnote 15: A Prototype, with Jorge Pinheiro, and film by Union Gaucha Productions (Karin Schneider, Nicolás Guagnini)
Film still from Phantom Limb (1998) by Union Gaucha Productions
Ana Cardoso, Participante (2022)
Installation view of Footnote 15: A Prototype, with Jorge Pinheiro, Tomás Cunha Ferreira, Monika Sosnowska, Ana Cardoso, and film by Józef Robakowski
Installation view of Footnote 15: A Prototype, with Ana Cardoso, Tomás Cunha Ferreira
Installation views by ©João Neves 2022