Eduardo Cachucho is a multidisciplinary artist whose work has primarily focused on architecture, urban design, history, film, and performance. He completed a masters degree in architecture at WITS University, South Africa, and in art praxis at the Dutch Art Institute in the Netherlands.

His work delves into the connection between individual and group subjectivity and how it is affected by infrastructures such as the economy, laws, colonialism, language and culture.

Moving between research and the embodiment of research through performance, he attempts to find new formats and methodologies for art practice to involve the audience in its work, either as direct participants through longterm participation projects or through engaging them in the performance of the work. His most recent performance work held in Moriya, Japan involved a group of Japanese and Brazilian-Japanese students engaging in improvised actions challenging the notions of language, culture and aesthetics between Brazil and Japan, concluding in a public performance to the two communities.

He has attended residencies, exhibited and performed in Belgium (BORG Biennial), Brazil (Residência Artística FAAP), the Netherlands (Dutch Art Institute), Japan (ARCUS Project), South Africa (GoetheOnMain, ROOM Gallery, ICA Live Arts Festival) and Italy (Fondazione Pistoletto, Ratti Foundation).

He currently works at the British Council in South Africa as the Project and Communications Manager for the countries Art Programme, Connect ZA. 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:

2017 – Residência FAAPSão Paulo, Brazil.

2015 – ARCUS ProjectMoriya, Ibaraki, Japan.

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

2011 – UNIDEE, Citta del ArteFondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy.
 

LECTURING:

2012-2014 – Digital Representation –School of Fashion, Architecture, Design and Art – University of Johannesburg. Johannesburg, South Africa.

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2017 – The New Situationists. Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, USA. Dérive app.

2016 – Les Rencontres Internationales. Paris/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.

Ongoing 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