Pedro Friedeberg was born
in 1936 in Italy and he and his family moved to Mexico 3 years later. He studied architecture at the Universidad Iberoamericana, where he was profoundly influenced by the teaching of Mathias Goeritz, a German-Mexican artist. The group was based on Dadaist principles in that it proposed anti-art for art’s sake. Friedeberg recalls that Goeritz’s manifesto stated
that painting was a feeble and dying art that only served to promote the ego of the artist.
Goeritz was interested in the anomity of the artist through the reduction of self-expression in order to attain a higher level of spirituality. Pedro Friedeberg’s work includes both small and very large paintings, furniture and sculpture. Currently, many of Pedro Friedeberg’s pieces of art are in collections of museums throughout the world.