Nuno Centeno Gallery presents Ana Cardoso: Shared Cache, a display of recent paintings from her ongoing series of modular and re-arrangeable panels. This is her fifth exhibition with the gallery.
For the past decade, Cardoso has been questioning the limits of abstraction in painting, and exploring its object as one that is open and multiple. In her work, paintings are made in parts (shaped canvases), and assembled at some point, as if in blind dates. The status of the finished work and the assertion of painting as an ongoing process are brought forward by the artist, as well as her straightforward use of the medium's materials: she uses and recycles unprimed cotton and linen fabrics that she paints, draws, cuts, sews, stretches and un-stretches, as a way of conveying a widely experimental practice — one that encapsulates matter to challenge it's perception.
Shared Cache, as in a system's processor, is about latency, potential and their shared economy.
Her most recent exhibition, Leaky Abstraction, is on view at MAAT Museum, Lisbon, until September 4, 2023.
Cardoso has had solo or duo exhibitions at Renata Fabbri, Milan (2023); Nuno Centeno, Porto (2019); Parapet Real Humans, St Louis (2018); Temnikova & Kasela, Tallin (2017); Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Knokke (2016); Andrew Rafacz, Chicago (2015); MNAC, Lisbon (2015); Longhouse Projects, New York (2014); Maisterravalbuena, Madrid (2012); among others.
Some of her group exhibitions include venues such as Galerias Municipais – Galeria da Boavista, Lisbon (2022); Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon (2018–19); Rachel Uffner, New York (2015); Cluj-Napoca Art Museum, Cluj (2012); Marianne Boesky, New York (2012); Prague Biennial 5, Prague (2011); Tate St Ives, Cornwall (2011); Simone Subal, New York (2011); The Kitchen, New York (2009).
Her work has been featured in Artforum, Flash Art, Mousse, Modern Painters, Art in America, The Brooklyn Rail, Contemporânea, and included in the survey book Painting Now edited by Suzanne Hudson, published by Thames & Hudson (London) in 2015.
Ana Cardoso (b. 1978, Lisbon) received her MFA from Hunter College, New York (2006). She has been awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant (2019–20) and was a fellow of Shandaken: Projects, Paint School master class, New York (2018–19).