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1301PE is pleased to announce its fifth exhibition of new work by Los Angeles based artist Jorge Pardo.


This exhibition will be a survey of Pardo's unrealized architectural projects to date presented as wallpaper. The wallpaper will create a sublime environment in which the viewer can contemplate Pardo's extraordinary diversity of work. From his pier in Hamburg to his auditorium for the Smithsonian, the viewer journeys through a body of work, which defies categorization. Also included in the exhibition is a new chandelier. Pardo appropriates such domestic architectural elements as alluring yet functional sculptures that destabilize the audience's expectations about art.


Jorge Pardo was born in 1963 in Havana, Cuba and studied at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. He lives and works in Los Angeles. He has exhibited internationally at institutions such as at MOCA, Los Angeles, Kunsthalle Basel, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and several site-specific installations including the recently completed dining room for the German Parliament in Berlin, and his own bar, The Mountain, in Los Angeles's Chinatown.


One-person museum exhibitions and projects include Mont Blanc Kulturstiftung, Hamburg and Sotheby's, New York, 2001; Dia Art Foundation, New York, and Kunsthalle Basel, 2000; Museum Abteiberg, Monchengladbach, 1999; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1998; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1997. Selected group exhibitions include "Public Offering" Museum of Modern Art, 2001; Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden, 2001; The Public Art Fund, New York, 1999; The Jewish Museum, New York, 1998; Institute of Contemporary Art, London, 1997; Traffic, CAPA Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux, France, 1996; Le Labyrinthe Moral, Centre d'Art Contemporaine, Dijon, France, and Kunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, Munich, Germany, 1995.