Jorge Pardo

decade

1960s

1963

Jorge Pardo is born in Havana, Cuba.

1969

Jorge Pardo’s family immigrates to Chicago.

decade

1980s

1982–84 1982

Jorge Pardo attends the University of Illinois at Chicago with a major in biology but switches to art after taking classes recreationally.

1984–88 1984

Jorge Pardo attends the ArtCenter College of Design in Pasadena, where Mike Kelley and Stephen Prina are his teachers.

decade

1990s

1990

Jorge Pardo has a solo exhibition at The Garage, Thomas Solomon’s gallery in West Hollywood, after being introduced to Solomon by Stephen Prina.

1997

Jorge Pardo, Vince Robbins, 1997. Plastic, steel, lightbulb, and electric wire; overall dimensions variable; plastic shade: 20 in. diameter, 17 in. height. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, restricted gift of Carlos and Rosa de la Cruz, 1998.29. Photo: James Isberner, © MCA Chicago.

1997

Jim Isermann and Jorge Pardo collaborate on a two-person project at the Richard Telles Fine Art gallery in Los Angeles.

1998

Installation view, Jorge Pardo, Patrick Painter Inc., Santa Monica, 1998. Works shown: Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 1998. Mixed media; dimensions variable; Laura Owens, Untitled, 1998. Acrylic on canvas; 66 × 72 in. (167.6 × 182.9 cm); Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 1998. Mixed media; dimensions variable; Laura Owens, Untitled, 1998. Acrylic on canvas; 66 × 72 in. (167.6 × 182.9 cm); and Jorge Pardo, Untitled, 1998. Mixed media; dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, Rome; Sadie Coles HQ, London; and Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.

1998

While dating, Laura Owens and Jorge Pardo collaborate on an exhibition at Patrick Painter Inc.

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