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Biography

PEDRO TYLER
[1975, Uruguay]

“The tension between measure and freedom, between permanent and ephemeral…”

Pedro Tyler was born in Uruguay in 1975 but moved to Santiago Chile two years later. He studied in the University Finis Terrae, receiving honors in his Bachelor of Arts in Sculpture in 2001. 

Tyler uses measuring systems to represent the western notion of rational thought.  He first began incorporating and manipulating rulers for his work in 2000. Creating structures and objects from rulers of varied materials—wood, metal, and plastic—Tyler questions the security we gain from measurement and precision.

He makes work that explores literature and philosophy, pulling at “the tension between measure and freedom, between permanent and ephemeral…” Tyler is concerned with his own, and our collective uncertainty—in his work, he suggests that although rationalism provides a sense of structure, the world is ultimately irrational and immeasurable. 

Tyler’s works are represented in several major collections including the Juan Manuel Blanes Museum, Montevideo, Uruguay; the Contemporary Arts Space of the Uruguayan Ministry of Education and Culture, Montevideo, Uruguay; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Santa Crus de la Sierra, Santa Crus de la Sierra, Bolivia. 

Tyler lives and works in Santiago, Chile.

Selected Solo Exhibitions

2016    
Breaking Sound, Contemporary Art Space, Montevideo, Uruguay 

2015    
Extensa, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

2014    
Extensa, Galería Isabel Aninat, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Pedro Tyler, Galería del Paseo, Punta del Este, Uruguay

2013    
Inner Landsape, Centro Cultural Recoleta, Buenos Aires, Argentina
The whole life, Lucia de la Puente Gallery, Lima, Peru

2012    
Not space nor time, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX, USA
More than ever, Del Paseo Gallery, Punta del Este, Uruguay

2011    
Own light, Galería Isabel Aninat Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Sleepless project, CCU Foundation, Santiago de Chile, Chile

2010    
Intervention, El Patio, Nueveochenta Gallery, Bogotá, Colombia

2009    
Everything counts, Art Museum of Tolima, Ibagué, Colombia
Lost garden, Uruguayan Culture and Education Ministry, Montevideo, Uruguay
Reap what you sow, Galería Isabel Aninat Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile

2008    
IN MEASURE 2, Galería Isabel Aninat Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile

2005    
Persevering, Balmaceda 1215 Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile

2004    
And Rational, BECH Gallery, Santiago de Chile, Chile
Waiting it clears up, Goethe Institut, Montevideo, Uruguay

2003    
IN MEASURE, Cabildo de Montevideo, Uruguay

Selected Public Collections

Colección Alberto Rebaza, Lima, Peru

Colección Alejandro Castaño, Bogotá, Colombia

Colección Andrés Von Buch, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colección Brad Bucher, Houston, TX, USA

Colección Briggs, Australia

Colección Compañía del Oriente, Montevideo, Uruguay

Colección Gaviria, Bogotá, Colombia

Colección Louis and Gale Adler, Houston, TX, USA

Colección Luis y Cecilia Campos, Houston, TX, USA

Colección Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Colombia

Colección Susana de la Puente, Lima, Peru

Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Fundación CCU, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Galila Barzilai Hollander Collection, Brussels, Belgium

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

Museo Juan Manuel Blanes, Montevideo, Uruguay

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), TX, USA

The SPACE Collection, Irvine, CA, USA