Biography

Eduardo Terrazas

Eduardo Terrazas was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, in 1936.

Terrazas has been interested in looking and thinking about the world he walks through. For over forty years he has worked in a range of disciplines to understand and reflect on the changing reality, always proposing other ways of living and being, other ways of relating, other ways of looking.

He is a training architect - he studied the degree in the National School of Architecture of the UNAM (1953-1958) and studied the masters at Cornell University in New York (1959-1960) - but his work also includes painting, the drawing, design, museology and urban and regional planning.

Terrazas understands its transit through these disciplines as diverse but always parallel paths; as means of which he is helping to address concerns ranging from philosophy to social sciences. Diverse and multifaceted artist, defends a critical and analytical practice based on the interrelation between different fields of knowledge.

His work is part of the permanent collection of important institutions such as: Jumex Foundation, Mexico City; University Museum of Contemporary Art (MUAC), Mexico City; Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico; Loui Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, USA; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, USA; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA- architecture and design), New York; The Art Institute of Chicago, United States; Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Eduardo Terrazas currently lives and works in Mexico City.

 

 

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018

Cosmos within a cosmos, Timothy Taylor, New York, USA


2017

Simplicity is the Glory of Expression, Nils Stærk, Copenhagen, Denmark


2016

Eduardo Terrazas - Con tan sólo mirar…, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico


2015

Eduardo Terrazas, Timothy Taylor, London, UK
Ways of Perception, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Denmark
Segunda Naturaleza, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico


2013

Constellations, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, France
The Predicament of Mankind, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen, Denmark


2012

1.1.4, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
Posibilidades de una estructura, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico


2011

Posibilidades de una estructura, Museo de Arte de Sinaloa (MASIN), Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico


1987

Multiplicaciones, in collaboration with Iván Chermayeff, Mobil Oil Company de México, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo de lo cotidiano: Ejercicios sobre la mirada, Galería OMR, Mexico City, Mexico
Museo de lo cotidiano: Ejercicios sobre la mirada, Instituto Cultural Mexicano, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Museo de lo cotidiano: Ejercicios sobre la mirada, Instituto Cultural Mexicano, El Paso, Texas, USA


1975

Sin saber que existias y sin poderte explicar, in collaboration with Arnaldo Coen, Biblioteca  Benjamin Franklin, Mexico City, Mexico


1974

Eduardo Terrazas, Fundación Eugenio Mendoza, Caracas, Venezuela
Eduardo Terrazas: Paintings and “Tablas”, Tunnel Gallery, New York, USA
Eduardo Terrazas: Tablas, Casa de la Cultura, Maracay, Venezuela


1973

Eduardo Terrazas: Tablas, Knoll International, Paris, France
Eduardo Terrazas: Tablas, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Eduardo Terrazas: Tablas, Suzy Langlois Gallery, Paris, France
Eduardo Terrazas: Tablas, Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia


1972

Eduardo Terrazas: Tablas, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018

Abstraccion Textil | Textile Abstraction, Casa Riegner, Bogotá, Colombia
The way you read a book is different to how I tell you a story, Jahn und Jahn, Munich, Germany
Saber Acomodar, Art and Workshops of Jalisco 1915-Now, ASU Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, USA


2017

Margen-Borde-Orilla, PÁRAMO, Guadalajara, Mexico
Welcome Too Late, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, Denmark
Crooked Bazaar, Proyectos Monclova, Mexico City, Mexico
Lecturas de un territorio fracturado, Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico


2016–17

A los artistas del mundo. El Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, México/Chile 1971-1977, Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende (MSSA), Santiago, Chile
Nierika, the Lilly archive, Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico 


2016

Folklore planétaire, curated by Arnauld Pierre, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris, France
Architecture of Colour: The Legacy of Luis Barragan, Timothy Taylor 16x34, New York, USA
Barragán Fetichista, Estancia FEMSA, Casa Luis Barragán, Mexico                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A los artistas del mundo. El Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende, México/Chile 1971-1977, MUAC Museo Univsersitario Arte Contemporáneo (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico


2015

Latin America in Construction: Architecture 1955–1980, MoMA, New York, USA
10ª Bienal do Mercosul, Porto Alegre, Brasil
Now? Now!, Biennial of the Americas, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, USA


2014

Platform, curated by Nicolas Trembley, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
Impulse, Reason, Sense, Conflict. Abstract Art from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, Miami, USA


2013

Sharjah Biennial 11, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates


2012

Poule!, Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, Mexico City, Mexico Casa Estudios Chile, Luis Barragán, Mexico City, Mexico
Exposición conmemora los 40 años, Museo de la Solidaridad, Chile


2011

Espacio flexible, La Quiñonera, Mexico City, Mexico
México: política y poética, Fine Arts Gallery, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, USA


2008

Diseñando México 68: una identidad olímpica, Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico


2002

ABCDF, portraits d’une ville, Institut du Mexique, Paris, France


1973

Young artists ’73, Union Carbide, New York, USA


1971

Primera Bienal Americana de Artes Graficas, Museo de Arte Moderno, La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia


1970

Graphics 1 New Dimensions, MoMA, New York, USA
Exposición CFE 70, Comisión Federal de Electricidad, Mexico City, Mexico


1969

Sixième biennale de Paris, Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris, Paris, France


1968

Word and Image: Posters from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art, MoMA, New York, USA