Fernando Bryce (b. 1965 Lima) attended university in both Lima and Paris and lived for many years in Berlin. Currently, he lives and works in Lima and New York.
His ink on paper drawings systematically re-examine the ways historical events are represented in printed media. The process, which Bryce describes as “mimetic analysis” involves culling archives for print materials like advertisements, newspaper articles, and propaganda pamphlets in order to faithfully reproduce a selection of these materials, creating his own ink-on-paper “reconstructions.”
In May 2011, Bryce had his first one-person exhibition in North America at Alexander and Bonin, in which the expansive sets of drawings El Mundo en Llamas and Das Reich / Aufbau were shown. A survey exhibition of his work, titled Drawing Modern History, was on view in 2011 at the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) and traveled to Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Mexico City and Malba-Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires. Bryce recently had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Bremen (2017), Harvard Art Museums (2018), and inSite/Casa Gallina, Mexico City (2018-19).
His work was included in “Manifesta 4,” Frankfurt (2002); “8th International Istanbul Biennial,” (2003); “26th Biennial of São Paulo” (2004); “54th Carnegie International,” Pittsburgh (2005); “T1 - The Pantagruel Syndrome,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin (2006); “The 11th Biennale de Lyon,” (2011) ; and “The 1st International Biennial of Contemporary Art,” Cartagena de Indias (2014).