CARDOSO is born in Porto (Portugal) in 1964. He arrived in France with
his familly at the age of four and lived in Troyes. He studied architecture
first at the Art School of Troyes and then in Paris (Ecole des Beaux
At that time, he was already painting.
After his studies, he worked for few years in an Architecture Agency.
At the same time he participed to some collective exhibitions in Troyes
and in Paris.
In 1999, he decided to live in Provence and work only at his painting.
In 2000, he creates with a group of artists the collective Libres
Libres comme l’ère has a manifest : « live and
create far away from big cities ».
July 2000 and again in July 2001 Ernesto Cardoso has participed
to the artistic Marathon
in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue. This is a
24 hours performance of art.
first exhibition in Provence was in August 2000 in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue
at the Allegria Di Naufragi Galery.
In December 2000, the second exhibition was a collective one with
Libres comme l’ère.
October 2004, Ernesto Cardoso presented « ma cop’s
de Rekjavik »(title of the major peace of the exhibition and
hommage to Björk) at la Tour d’Argent Galery in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue.
You can discover this megalo-fun exhibition on http://librescommelere.free.fr
August 2007 Ernesto Cardoso presented « Variations et réminiscences
latines » at la Tour d’Argent in l’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue,
where you discovered and liked Ex-Nihilo.
Ernesto Cardoso works also for set designers and for interior decoration