María Fernanda Cardoso

Artist, Sydney, Australia

María Fernanda Cardoso incorporates the rigors of scientific investigation into a body of work that moves freely between sculpture, photography, installation and performance. Known internationally for her project The Cardoso Flea Circus, the artist's early works incorporated materials with a strong link to Colombian traditions as well as native animal species to create sculptures that, as described by Carolina Ponce de León, sought to "displace, superimpose, and connect different cultural contexts." Her ongoing project MoCo (Museum of Copulatory Organs) investigates the complexity of reproductive organs in both plant and animals. Her artwork had been exhibited in over 30 countries and in prestigious institutions like the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney, the Centre Georges Pompidou and the Sydney Opera House. Dr. Cardoso holds an M.A. in Sculpture from Yale University and a Ph.D. in Art Science from the University of Sydney.