Eduardo Cachucho is an artist and ex-architect based in the Johannesburg, South Africa. He is interested in how national, and trans-national, infrastructural developments can have long lasting rippling effects from their implementation.
He currently works at the British Council in South Africa as the Project and Communications Manager for the countries Art Programme, Connect ZA.
Delving into detailed historical research into specific topics, he collects references of historical events, documents, catalytic events, archival materials. These elements often find themselves in critical events that over time lose their importance, or blur their meanings and effects, or even change in their meaning of significance over the decades. His works act as interventions that reinforce or put into question these elements. Simultaneously his interest in performance and video work allow another entry-point into said research material and works, often being condensed into a performative action symbolising core elements of the research, presented as performance and video pieces within an installation.
Another area of interest lies in the merging of new technologies with established theories/concepts and the possibilities of emphasising/breaking down their relevance through this juxtaposition. A project dealing with the concept of the dérive by the Situationist International, for example has lead to a mobile application, Dérive app, that has subsequently made an appearance at the US pavilion for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2012 and has won a World Summit Award (convened by the UN).
From to 2012 to 2014 he lectured Digital Representation at FADA (Fashion, Art, Design and Architecture School),University of Johannesburg.

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EDUCATION:

2015 – Masters in Fine Arts, Dutch Art Institute 

2008 – Masters in Architecture Professional, Witwatersrand University

2005 & 2007 – Bachelor and Honors in Architectural StudiesWitwatersrand University

 

SOLO EXHIBITION:

2013 – Scratching the Soil. ROOM Gallery, Johannesburg.

2012 – Looking Glass, Johannesburg 2012 and 1886-1896. Goetheonmain, Johannesburg.

 

RESIDENCIES:

2015 – ARCUS ProjectMoriya, Ibaraki, Japan.

2015 – CSAV 2015 – Artists Research Laboratory, Yvonne Rainer. Fondazione Ratti, Como, Italy.

2011 – UNIDEE, Citta del Arte. Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy.
 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2016 – Les Rencontres InternationalesParis/Berlin 2016. Flatland.

2014 – GIPCA Live Arts Festival. Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, University of Cape Town. Flatland.

2014 – BORG 2014. Biennial for Contemporary Art, Antwerp, Belgium. Flatland.

2013 – World Summit Award – Exhibition, Abu Dhabi.

2012 – Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good. Derive App. U.S. Pavilion at the 13th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia. Venice, Italy. [link]

2012 – If a tree… A Beautiful Mess by Sean O’Toole. Heman Chong and Eduardo Cachucho. Stevenson, Johannesburg, South Africa. [link]

2011 – Artist Aided Design. A MAZE Interact Exhibition, WITS Art Museum (WAM), Johannesburg, South Africa.

2011 – Derive App. Cittadellarte Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy.

2011 – Artist Aided Design. Performance for F.R.A.C. Piedmont, Biella, Italy. (Fondazione Pistoletto)

2010 – Performing the Street Lamp. The Bag Factory, Johannesburg, South Africa

2010 – Contemporary Artists from South Africa. Bergen Center for Electronic Arts and Newcastle ISIS Arts

2009 – Modern X. Modern X Colloquim, WITS University. Johannesburg, South Africa.

2008 – SAGA 631. WITS Architecture Student Film Festival. Johannesburg, South Africa.

PUBLICATION:

2015 – A sketchbook is blown onto the floor, open! Platform for Art, Culture & the Public Domain.

2014 – Red Berets and Economic Accomplices, e-flux journal #57.

Current Research / Projects

Holding, walking, falling
An intersection of subjective forces, I’m holding, walking, falling is a zone of interaction between the audience and the performer. It crosses lines of research, performance and life, emphasising our potentiality in bringing subjective realities into being. The performance was presented as the concluding presentation for a Masters in Fine Arts at the Dutch Art Institute and continues in Ibaraki, Japan as a workshop with Brazilian-Japanese and Japanese students.

Penal Illustrations
Penal Illustrations is an impromptu performance based of dialogical shifts found in the Indian and Transkeian penal code system.
/Appearing at the Southern African Historical Society Biennial 2013 at the University of Botswana. Supported by Pro Helvetia ANT Funding.

ZAR to RSA
Continuing research begun for Looking Glass 2012 and 1886-1896, ZAR to RSA looks at the political and social forces put into action by the finding of gold in Johannesburg in 1886.
/Will be appearing at the Southern African Historical Society Biennial 2013 at the University of Botswana.

Contact

email: e.cachucho [ a t ] gmail.com