Federico Brandt Biography

"His painting reflects the best tradition of modernity." This is how Maestro Guillermo Fernández defined the work of the uruguayan Federico Brandt. Born in Montevideo in 1954, he graduated in 1986 from the Faculty of Architecture and with training in graphic design, he has worked as a visual artist since that year. In 1998, he entered Fernández's workshop, where he belong until 2003.

After that and in an uninterrupted way, he has exhibited in different countries of America and Europe, combining collective and individual exhibitions with his work in the Carlos Roxlo 1382 workshop.

Located in the heart of Montevideo, he teaches there in a creative atmosphere that for more than 20 years has been an atelier and an area of exchange and creation.

Brandt's work has been exhibited in Montevideo, Buenos Aires, Paris, Miami, Beirut, Madrid and London. In addition, since 2012 he works with Diana's Saravia Gallery, where he exhibits and sales his works and since 2017. His painting is also for sale at Galería Marier in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

At the beginning of 2016, the artist held an individual exhibition in the Convergences Gallery in Paris, reaffirming the link with the French pictorial circuit to which he has been linked for 10 years.

In 2004 and 2005, he began to market and exhibit his works Paris, making two consecutive exhibitions at the galleries Mirielle Batut D'Haussy and Ananock. Both events were declared of cultural interest by the Ministries of Education and Culture and of Foreign Affairs and sponsored by the International Association of Law, Ethics and Science of France.

Locally, in 2014 it was part of the Playas Blancas project in Punta del Este, an exhibition space and a cultural center managed by artists in which reflection and painting classes merged adding a different touch to the spa's tourist offer.

Likewise, he participated in the same city of the sample carried out by the XXVI Summer Symposium organized by the Argentinean and Uruguayan Friends organization of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Also in 2014, he was part of the "Movilizarte" collective exhibition organized by the Diana Saravia Gallery in conjunction with the Embassy of México. At the international level, in 2012 he integrated the Uruguayan contemporary art exhibition in Beirut, Lebanon, organized by the Solidere company and the Uruguayan Embassy in that country.

He belongs since that same year in ExpoTrastiendas and ArteBA through argentine gallery Renoir. Both exhibitions, organized by the Argentine Association of Art Galleries and the ArteBA Foundation, gather in Buenos Aires the work of the main artists from that country and the region.

In 2010, Brandt was also called by the Ibero-American General Secretariat (Segib) and the International Arts Foundation (Fiart) to carry out the individual exhibition "Constructive Diversity" in Madrid, while in parallel, his works were exhibited in Arteaméricas, the the most important international art fair in Miami, in the United States and in London, United Kingdom, through the Latin Paintings organization.

Fernández highlighted in the beginning that Brandt's artwork "without folklorisms or typisms, produces an imagery daughter of rhythm, spaces and places." In this sense, the artist has innovated in the desire to connect with the public from different places.

In addition to classes and social networks, from where he also disseminates his work, he has implemented a time to this part the realization of urban outdoor exhibitions and spontaneously, mixing landscapes and buildings with works in tune, because in his opinion "the artist Uruguayan has to go out, see the world and connect with people and spaces, because that boosts and shapes it".

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