Fernando Bryce was born in Lima in 1965 and now divides his time between Lima and Berlin. His ink on paper drawings systematically re-examine the way historical events are represented. The process, which Bryce describes as ‘mimetic analysis’ involves culling archives for print materials like advertisements, newspaper articles, and propaganda pamphlets relating to specific political developments in order to faithfully reproduce a select few on ink paper.
In 2002, his work was included in “Manifesta 4” in Frankfurt-am-Main; in 2004, the “26th Biennial of São Paulo” and the “54th Carnegie International,” Pittsburgh; in 2006, “T1 - The Pantagruel Syndrome,” Castello di Rivoli, Turin. In May 2011, Bryce had his first one-person exhibition in North America at Alexander and Bonin, “El Mundo en Llamas,” in which the expansive set of drawings El Mundo en Llamas and Das Reich / Aufbau were shown. In 2011, “Drawing Modern History,” a survey exhibition of his work took place the Museo de Arte de Lima (MALI) and traveled to Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporaneo (MUAC), Mexico City and Malba-Colección Costantini, Buenos Aires in 2012.