Carlos Gallardo was an Argentinean artist who was born in 1944 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he died in 2008. His work reflected themes such as displacement and migration. His oeuvre had an intimate and personal quality, created mostly through his use of mementos such as letters and personal objects that allowed him to tell a story. Some of these included old and mailboxes, window frames and others connected to memory and the pass of time. He also worked with theatre companies in the production of scenography and costumes.
His work was exhibited extensively in Argentina, and the United States. In 2010 MALBA and the Fundacion Constantini presented in Buenos Aires the exhibition Tribute to Carlos Gallardo, to commemorate his life and work.
Gallardo’s work can be found in numerous private collections such as the Amalia Lacroze de Fortabat, in Buenos Aires; and in public collections such as the Lavalin Collection at the Musée d’Art Contemporain, in Montreal, Canada; The City Bank Collection in New York, and the World Bank Collection in Washington DC.