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.