Eduardo Costa (1940, Buenos Aires) is an argentine artist who lived twenty five years in the US and four in Brazil. He started his career in Buenos Aires as part of the Di Tella generation and continued to work in NYC, where he made a strong contribution to the local avant-garde. He collaborated with American artists Vito Acconci, Scott Burton, John Perreault and Hannah Weiner, among others. In Brazil, he participated in projects organized by Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Antonio Manuel, Lygia Clark, and others from the school of Rio. His work has been discussed in Art in America, Art Forum, and in the main books on conceptual art: A. Alberro, MIT, 1999; P. Osborne, Phaedon, 2002; Mari Carmen Ramírez and Héctor Olea, Yale/Houston Museum of Art, 2004; Inés. Katzenstein, MoMA, New York, 2004, Luis Pérez- Oramas and others, San Antonio Museum of Art, 2004; Luis Camnitzer, Uni- versity of Texas, 2007, among others.
In 2017 the Tamayo Museum of Mexico has a retrospective exhibition of the artist called: “Mental Relations”.
His works belong to the following collections: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Metropolitan Museum, New York; Museum of modern Art in Río de Ja- neiro; Modern Museum of Art of Buenos Aires; Museum of Fine Arts of Buenos Aires; Jumex Collection, Mexico DF; Mercantil Bank in Cara- cas, and other insti- tutional collections.
He has exhibited at the New Museum, New York; Victoria and Albert Mu- seum, London; Reina Sofía Museum, Madrid; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Mass .; Miami Art Museum, Miami; Jumex Foundation, Mexico City; Vienna Secession, Vienna, Austria; Lisson Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; Museum of Modern Art, Sao Paulo; Museum of Modern Art, Buenos Aires; National Museum of Fine Arts, BA; Malba- Fundación Costan- tini, BA; Tamayo Museum, Mexico and others. He lives and works in Buenos Aires.
painting separated from the wall by a sphere # 2, 2014
Traditional rectangular monochrome: acrylic on canvas, dial, volumetric painting.
62 x 57 x 16 cm.
name of friends: poem for the deaf-mute, 1969,
super 8 mm. digitized film, color, without sound. ed of 14.
duration 2:04 min
The Duchamp/Costa Wheel, 1976-77,
Inches assisted bicycle wheel with bicycle fork assisted stool,
145 x 50 x 40 cm.
Fashion Fiction I: The Installation, 1996-2007,
includes 24k gold ear prop and Vogue Magazine. Photography taken by Richard Avedon for Vogue Magazine, Febraury 1, 1968, New York. Model Marisa Berenson.
134,62 x 127 x 96,52 cm.
Watermelon with red, black and white interior, 2008-2009.
Solid acrilic painting
22.2 x 62.8 x 26 cm.
Tape Poems, 1969 - Eduardo Costa and John Perreault (concepto y curaduría).
Stereophonic tape in box, 4 track record
Stereophonic tape in box, 26,7 x 14 cm (open) duración: 54 minutes
Tribute to Cruz Diez, 2007 - 2008,
acrylic on canvas on table, solid acrylic cylinders,
60,9 x 45,6 x 3,8 cm.