Biography

PEDRO TYLER (b. 1975, Uruguay)

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.

Quote

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

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 Andrés Von Buch, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Colección Briggs, Australia

Galila Barzilai Hollander Collection, Brussels, Belgium

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

Fundación CCU, Santiago de Chile, Chile

Colección Alejandro Castaño, Bogotá, Colombia

Colección Gaviria, Bogotá, Colombia

Colección Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Bogotá, Bogotá, Colombia

Colección Alberto Rebaza, Lima, Peru

Colección Susana de la Puente, Lima, Peru

Colección Compañía del Oriente, Montevideo, Uruguay

Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo, Montevideo, Uruguay

Museo Juan Manuel Blanes, Montevideo, Uruguay

Colección Brad Bucher, Houston, TX, USA

Colección Louis and Gale Adler, Houston, TX, USA

Colección Luis y Cecilia Campos, Houston, TX, USA

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

The SPACE Collection, Irvine, CA, USA