My artistic work has drawing as its starting point. The line has always been the structure around which the poetics of my work has developed. On account of this interest I could engage in other activities such as illustrations, graphic works and the production of theoretical and didactic works on drawings. My research got closer to sculptoric issues, abandoning the more traditional concept one has about drawing. I started using other materials and supports such as tissue, plastic, Japonese paper and sewing became a founding constructive procedure for the constitution of the poetics of my work, a procedure that still resounds in my more recent production, even using other materials as paper, carbon, metal sheets, wood sheet or other medias and procedures as bookwork, video and photograph.Since 1997 I have been producing installations related to the constitution of spatial situations, always using black cotton line as a constructive element. The architectural space begins to become a constituent in the creation of my work, approaching some contemporary researches attaching drawing to the idea of site-specific and also to sculpture. These works were always followed by production in other supports such as engraving, photograph, small sculptures, objects and books.
Artist Bio / CV
EDITH DERDYK_Brasil_São Paulo_1955 She has been realized individual and group exhibitions since 1981 in Brazil and other countries as Mexico, USA, Germany, Denmark, Colombia, Spanish, French. She has participated in exhibitions at major Brazilian Institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art SP-RJ, Pinacoteca of São Paulo State, Bank of Brazil Cultural Center -Rio de Janeiro, Museum of Art of Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo Cultural Center, Tomie Ohtake Institution.
AWARDS2007. Scholarship Artist Residency. The Banff Centre. Canadá2004. Porto Seguro Photography Awards - Revelation2002. APCA Award – Tridimensional; Sponsor Vitae of Arts. Vitae Foundation; 1999. Scholarship Artist Residency The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio.Center.Italy; 1998. Acquisition Award - Brasília Award of Visual Arts1992. Exchange Program USIA/MAC/Vermont Studio Center.USA1991. APCA Award. “Arts and Comunication”. Paulista 100 years. SESC-Paulista 1990. Sponsor FIAT – Visual Arts. SP BOOKS 2010. Ways of Drawing´s thinking; 2010. Sewing thread. C/Arte; 2008. Disegno. Drawing. Design - anthology on drawing. Senac Publisher; 2001; Skyline - a poetic creative act. Escuta Publisher; 2001. What is the leaking. Independent publishing; 1999. Vain. Independent Edition; 1989. Drawing the Human Figure. Scipione Publisher.