Fredi Casco

Fredi Casco was born in 1967 in Asuncion, Paraguay,
where he currently lives and works

Fredi Casco’s artistic practice revolves around archival documents and photographs that he finds in flea markets and old book stores. He creates alternative narratives that mix contemporary history, literature and a sense of uncanniness or nostalgia. He has taken great interest in the official portraits from the oligarchy in South America, as well as the indigenous Chaco region of Paraguay or his own family photographs. A visual artist, writer and director, Fredi Casco is also editor of the the South American magazine Sueño de la Razón. He co-founded El Ojo Salvaje (Month of Photography in Paraguay) and also of the independent publishing house Ediciones de la Ura in Asunción.

His work has been shown at the 16th Bienal de Cuenca, Ecuador (2023); the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); 3rd and 10th Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil (2001 and 2015); Valencia Biennial, Spain (2007); Thessaloniki Biennial of Contemporary Art, Greece (2009); 10th Habana Biennial (2009); BienalSur, Buenos Aires (2019).

Main solo and group exhibitions include: siamo foresta, Triennale de Milano, Milan (2023); Entre là, Casa Conti – Ange Leccia, Oletta, France (2023); El círculo que faltaba, MAMM Medellin, Colombia (2019); Lo que brilla, Centro de la Imagen, City of Mexico (2019);Postcards. News from a Dream World, Les Rencontres d’Arles, France (2019); Nous les Arbres, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2019); Aura latente, Museo del Barro, Asunción, Paraguay (2018); Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain. A Beautiful Elsewhere, Power Station of Art, Shanghai (2018); Conspiracy Theory, Centro de la Imagen, City of Mexico (2017); El retorno de los brujos. Los desastres de la guerra fría, Archivos Nacionales de Asunción, Paraguay (2017); La fascination des sirènes, Maison de L’Amérique Latine, Paris (2014); Now you see it, Photography and Concealment, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2014); America Latina, 1960-2013 Photographs, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris (2013); and Efecto Downey, Fundación Telefónica in Buenos Aires (2006).

In 2013, Fredi Casco directed with Renate Costa the film Revuelta(s) for the Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain.

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