Edgardo Giménez (1942) was born in Santa Fe, Argentina. He is a self-taught artist, that began working in advertising graphics. In painting and sculpture he has had multiple group, solo and retrospective exhibitions at the Museum of Art Tigre(2018), National Museum of Fines Arts of Neuquén (2016), National Museuem of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires (1997) and at the Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (1987), among others.
As a graphic designer he participated in projects in Japan, U.S.A., France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Poland, among other countries. In 1987 he participated in the exhibition “The Most Beautiful Posters in the World” at the Grand Palais in Paris, sponsored by UNESCO.
In Architecture he has made the following works: “Casa Azul” (1970-72), exhibited at the MoMA in New York, U.S.A. in the exhibition “Transformations in Modern Architecture” (1979); “Casa Colorada” (1976); “Yellow House” (1979-1981); “White House Buenos Aires Province” and “House of the Golden Columns” (1987), Belgrano, C.A.B.A. In 1985 he won the Silver Pencil Award at the Design Biennial. He made the following books: “Romero Brest: Culture as Provocation” (2006), “Edgardo Giménez; Art and Politics ”(2007)“ Edgardo Giménez, Autobiography, Carne Valiente ”(2016).
He served as art director of the San Martín Theater (1980/83), with national and foreign distinctions. He made the graphic and institutional image of the Teatro Colón (1983-1984) and in 1997 he obtained the Leonardo Prize of the MNBA. Furthermore, He was in charge of the direction of visual communication for the Secretary of Culture of the GABA (2000-2006).
His works are in the following collections, museums and foundations: Museum of Modern Art of Buenos Aires (MAMBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBA), Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rosario Museum of Contemporary Art (MACRO), Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina; Federico Jorge Klemm Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Amalia Lacroze Fortabat Art Collection, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Ignacio Pirovano Collection, Permanent Argentine Art Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Espigas Foundation, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, U.S.A .; The Metropolitan Museum of Art (MET), New York, U.S.A .; Library of Congress, Washington, U.S.A .; Nasher Museum of Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, U.S.A .; Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, California, U.S.A .; Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (LACMA), Los Angeles, California, U.S.A .; Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, U.S.A .; Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, U.S.A .; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A .; El Museo del Barrio, New York, New York, U.S.A .; Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, Amherst, Massachusetts, U.S.A .; Museum of Contemporary Art Chile, Santiago, Chile; Narodowe Museum, Poland; and in important private collections.