“Maria Fernanda Cardoso: Mestizaje”. Artlink.

By Djom Mundine. After experiencing your MCA Artbar work, I asked if you were Amerindian? You said that you don’t claim this status but are of mixed descent (mestizo). In Australia the term half-caste is taken as an insult. Can you explain how being mestizo works in Colombia? Most of …

“Dismembering the member: rethinking sexual difference in Maria Fernanda Cardoso’s exhibition’ It’s not size that matters, it is shape’”.

by Lara Stevens Abstract When the genome mapping of human sex chromosomes was completed in 2005, mainstream media reports on the findings claimed that the science provided evidence that women were a ‘different species’ to men. Many responses to the findings interpreted the research in ways that reinforced traditional patriarchal …

“María Fernanda Cardoso al Natural”. Revista Cromos.

La bogotana, creadora del Circo de pulgas, participa en la muestra “Dead or Alive” del Museo de Arte y Diseño de Nueva York, en la que expone sus obras junto a artistas de la talla del británico Damien Hirst. Los animales, en especial los insectos, son su obsesión. Tanto que gracias a las pulgas se convirtió en una de las artistas colombianas más prestigiosas en el exterior. Fue en San Francisco, en el Museo Exploratorium de Arte y Ciencia, donde presentó por primera vez el Circo de las pulgas. Ocurrió en 1996 y no resultó nada fácil: Cardoso tardó cerca …

Fun With Feathers and Bones. The New York Times.

By Karen Rosenberg Combine some of the materials in “Dead or Alive” at the Museum of Arts and Design, and you’d have a potent witch’s brew. A single piece by Tessa Farmer, for instance, makes use of a ram skull, a mummified frog and bat, bladderwort, hedgehog spikes, weasel skulls, a …