Ana Cardoso was born in 1978 in Lisbon. She lives and works in Brooklyn.
Her work is centered on the history of abstraction concerning material process in painting, and its complex relation to the culture of images. Painting is an ongoing performance – her work negotiates between historical referents, conceptual and structural concerns, and distribution modes.
Cardoso has had one-person exhibitions at Museu do Chiado — MNAC Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon; Andrew Rafacz, Chicago; Múrias Centeno, Lisbon; Maisterravalbuena, Madrid; Conduits, Milan; Pedro Cera, Lisbon; Southfirst, Brooklyn. She had two-person exhibitions with Christian Bonnefoi at Longhouse Projects, New York, and Boris Achour, Soloway, Brooklyn.
She previously participated in group exhibitions at Rachel Uffner, New York;David Lewis, New York; Marianne Boesky, New York; The Barber Shop, Lisbon; Centrum Sztuki Wspolczesnej, Warsaw; Tate St Ives, Cornwall; Simone Subal, New York; Cluj Museum, Romania; Prague Biennale, Prague; The Kitchen, New York; The Emily Harvey Foundation, New York; White Flag Projects, St. Louis; Culturgest, Lisbon.
Cardoso’s work is featured in Thames & Hudson's survey, Painting Now (2015) by Suzanne Hudson; and has been reviewed in art publications such as Flash Art, Artforum, Art in America, Modern Painters, The Brooklyn Rail, NY Arts, Art News, ABC Cultural, Público, among others.