PERSONAL

 

 

Edgardo Verzi. Born 1940, Montevideo, Uruguay. Lives and works in Montevideo.

 

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

 

Civil Engineer: degree granted 1963. Postgraduate engineering studies in concrete technology, prefabricated housing and structural analysis: Italy (1965) and (1970), France (1965), Argentina (1974).

 

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES  (1963-2000)

 

Participation in multiple national and international public and private sector projects; performed technical, managerial and directorship functions for corporations.

 

ARTIST TRAINING

 

1983-1987 Studied Drawing and Painting at the studio of Prof. Guillermo Fernández.

1985 Courses in Engraving, Printmaking and Relief. (Club de Grabado)

1986 Studied with Sculptor Octavio Podestá.

1987 Course in Video Art at the National Museum of Visual Art, Prof. John Sturgeon.

2001 Course in Collage with Mario Lorieto.

2001 Course in Digital Design.

2004 Course in Scriptwriting.

2005 Course in Video Edition.

1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2007 Visited Art Museums, Art Galleries, and Art Exhibitions and assisted to Musical Concerts in France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Viena, Praga, London, New York. Visited Venezia Biennale (1993, 1997, 1999, 2007) and Documenta X (1997).

 

ARTISTIC ACTIVITIES

 

Investigates the creative process using painting, macro-photography, video and digital treatment. Studies image in connection with music, literature, film, and video. Explores interaction between picture and observer.

(Installations, Interventions).

 

CURRENTLY ACTIVITIES

 

Classical music listener integrates a seven people group that weekly meets to listen and discuss musical compositions, from middle age to contemporary music. Frequent film viewer, ancient member of “Cinemateca Uruguaya”.