Jorge Pardo

Jorge Pardo: Prototype

September 17, 2003 - January 11, 2004

<p>Jorge Pardo. <i>Prototype</i>, 2003. Photo: David Allison.</p>

Jorge Pardo. Prototype, 2003. Photo: David Allison.


Prototype is a full-scale variant of a plywood structure that will be adapted for diverse functions, ranging from a house in the tropics to a movie theater in an urban park. Made in Pardo’s studio, this kit capitalizes on the potential of computer-based technologies to introduce an economic vocabulary based on irregular geometric forms and tensile structural systems.


Artist Biography

Born in 1963 in Havana, Cuba, Jorge Pardo emigrated to the United States in July 1969. He studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena (1984-88) and has exhibited widely since his first solo show in 1988. Besides participating in numerous international group exhibitions, he has realized various permanent projects, including Reading Room at the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum in Rotterdam in 1996; Pier in the 1997 Skulptur.Projekte in Münster; 4166 Sea View Lane (with the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles) in 1998, and Untitled (Café-Restaurant), K21, Düsseldorf, in 2002. Pardo lives and works in Los Angeles and on Long Island.

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