Jorge Pardo (born 1963 in Havana) is a Cuban-American artist and sculptor. Pardo’s artwork explores the intersection of contemporary painting, design, sculpture, and architecture. In 2010, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship.
He lives and works in Mérida, Mexico.
Pardo was born in Havana but his family relocated to Chicago when he was six. His father worked at a staple factory and his mother was a bookkeeper. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, originally to study biology. After taking courses in painting recreationally he was encouraged to change direction by a teacher, and received his BFA from the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, where he was a student of Stephen Prina and Mike Kelley.
Pardo’s work has always dealt with the intersection of sculpture, architecture and construction. Regarding his work, Pardo has stated “What I do is shape space and play with history that forms people’s sense of expectation.”
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