Biography

Armando Andrade Tudela (born 1975, Lima, Peru) is an artist living and working in Lyon, France.
Andrade studied at Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, Perú, at the Royal College of Art, London, and at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht. He was a founding member of the artist-run space and art collective Espacio La Culpable, Lima, Perú (2002-2008).
The artist explores the intersecting interfaces between popular culture, politics and fine art. While frequently using the South American cultural and historical context as his starting point, on a deeper level Andrade Tudela’s work focuses on complex systems of translation and transference; how are aesthetic ideas assimilated and reactivated politically, or socially, at a local level? And more broadly speaking, how are ideas themselves embedded within the fabric of geography and physical topography?
He moves freely among a wide range of media and material. In his in-depth, research-driven projects, he frequently employs quasi-documentary techniques, such as recorded interviews and on-site photographic explorations, combining them with multiple references to history, politics and popular culture. At the same time, his drawings and objects combine visual directness and technical accomplishment with conceptual complexity.
By focusing on sites of temporal and geographic slippage, Andrade Tudela parses the hidden inner rhymes and subtle discordances within cultural history, ultimately undermining and even dismantling the cultural and historic framing structures his work examines.
His work is part of some of the most important international institutional collections such as: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Today he is DNSEP art teacher (volume, installation), co-coordinator Master art, National School of Fine Arts of Lyon.

Armando Andrade Tudela (born 1975, Lima, Peru) is an artist living and working in Lyon, France.
Andrade studied at Pontifícia Universidad Católica del Perú in Lima, Perú, at the Royal College of Art, London, and at the Jan Van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht. He was a founding member of the artist-run space and art collective Espacio La Culpable, Lima, Perú (2002-2008).
The artist explores the intersecting interfaces between popular culture, politics and fine art. While frequently using the South American cultural and historical context as his starting point, on a deeper level Andrade Tudela’s work focuses on complex systems of translation and transference; how are aesthetic ideas assimilated and reactivated politically, or socially, at a local level? And more broadly speaking, how are ideas themselves embedded within the fabric of geography and physical topography?
He moves freely among a wide range of media and material. In his in-depth, research-driven projects, he frequently employs quasi-documentary techniques, such as recorded interviews and on-site photographic explorations, combining them with multiple references to history, politics and popular culture. At the same time, his drawings and objects combine visual directness and technical accomplishment with conceptual complexity.
By focusing on sites of temporal and geographic slippage, Andrade Tudela parses the hidden inner rhymes and subtle discordances within cultural history, ultimately undermining and even dismantling the cultural and historic framing structures his work examines.
His work is part of some of the most important international institutional collections such as: Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris; Museo de Arte de Lima, Lima; Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, Barcelona; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate, London; Castello di Rivoli, Turin; Guggenheim Museum, New York.
Today he is DNSEP art teacher (volume, installation), co-coordinator Master art, National School of Fine Arts of Lyon.

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