Ana Cardoso

  • Flat Files, 2014
    Galeria Múrias Centeno

  • Flat FIles, 2014
    Galeria Múrias Centeno

  • Ana Cardoso-15


  • Flat Files, 2014
    Galeria Múrias Centeno

  • Flat Files, 2014
    Galeria Múrias Centeno

  • Flat Files, 2014


  • Ana Cardoso | Corner, 2014
    Acrylic on cotton, felt, cloth, linen | 79 x 79 x 16 cm

  • Flat Files, 2014
    Galeria Múrias Centeno

  • Flat Files, 2014


  • Flat Files, 2014
    Galeria Múrias Centeno

Múrias Centeno is pleased to announce Ana Cardoso’s “Flat Files” solo exhibition at their new gallery space in Lisbon.

Flat Files is composed of a group of works reconfiguring the definition of painting and its elastic limits and material syntax. The paintings compress surfaces and signs as a mise en scene of actions, objects, and images recovered from the artist’s flat files, studio floor, and desktop folders.

This process is part of a half rational, half unconscious movement and proposes a construction based on the interchangeability of images, layers, tissues, and figures. The artist proposes the figure-viewer as the central piece.

The circular installation is determined by the studio process and the studio becomes inscribed on the exhibition score, allowing subtle puns and quotations to float.

On view are modular works from a recent series of multi-panel paintings that play with a three-dimensional tromp l’oeil effect and draw on the idea of infinite grid. Or how 1+1+1 ad infinitum may, in fact, equal one. The remaining works on view revolve around a silhouette, a found necklace, an exclamation mark, and a blank document.

Ana Cardoso is an artist born in Lisbon and living in New York. She recently had the solo exhibitions The other side and in between (with Christian Bonnefoi) Longhouse Projects; Program vs. Program, Pedro Cera, Lisbon; Picasso, Maisterravalbuena, Madrid; and yupzxqtut, Conduits, Milan; Nuno Centeno, Porto Also, contributed work to Lucie Fontaine: Estate, Marianne Boesky, New York; Zoom, Shift, Abstract, Simone Subal, New York; Tate Film: Exploring the Abstract, Late at Tate, Tate St Ives, Cornwall; Stirrings, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam; Expanded Painting International, Prague Biennale 5, Prague; 4 Rooms, CCA Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw; Besides, With, Against and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture, The Kitchen, New York.