Pedro Friedeberg, Florence, Italy, b.1937

Friedeberg and his parents immigrated to Mexico in 1940. Having shown an early inclination for drawing and reading, he studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he was profoundly influenced by the teaching of Mathias Goeritz.

Although Pedro Friedeberg’s artworks are sometimes described as surrealism or fantastic realism, they are not easily definable in terms of conventional categories. His works include paintings, sculpture, printmaking, installations, and constructed montages, where the surrealist space is populated with borrowed and personal symbols. “Who knows what one does or why? I think of my work as a pastiche. There’s a little bit of everything I like in there.” – Pedro Friedeberg

Pedro Friedeberg has held individual exhibitions in Mexico, the United States, and Europe. He has exhibited extensively in the international sphere in Museo de Historia Mexicana, Monterrey, N.L, Mexico; Museum of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, AZ; the San Antonio Museum of Art, TX; Museo de Arte Moderno, Tel Aviv, Israel; the Casa de las Americas, Habana, Cuba, and many more.



Pedro Friedeberg: Praise of Folly

The Illusionist by Dan Cameron
2016. Ruiz-Healy Art. Hardcover
102 pages. 10 x 8 inches


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San Antonio, Texas

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