Pedro Vaz was born in Maputo in 1977.

Painting studies at Fine Arts Faculty – Lisbon University (graduate 2006). Lives and works in Lisbon.

 

Running projects include the individual exhibition Terra Firme, at Baró Jardins Gallery, São Paulo, Brazil, and LOOPS. LISBOA prize, showing at Chiado National Contemporary Art Museum, in Lisbon.

 

Pedro Vaz was between October and December artist in residence at Pivô Pesquisa, São Paulo, which included a tour to historic Caminho do Ouro, between Paraty and Ouro Preto.

 

Last September he took place in LABVERDE 2016 - Art Immersion Program in the Amazon (National Institute of Amazonian Research and Manifesta Art and Culture), in Manaus, Brazil.

 

Segunda Natureza, MAAT – Art, Architecture and Technology Museum, Lisbon; Cápsula, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa and Pentimento, Anozero Coimbra Contemporary Art Biennale, Coimbra, are some 2016 exhibitions; Immediately previous shows include Atlântica (2015), Baró Gallery, São Paulo, and Neblina (2015), 111 Gallery, Lisbon.

 

His artistic work is based on a research on landscape, mostly in painting and video-installation. He is interested in reflecting upon the power involved when artists ability to represent and landscapes possibility of being represented come together, implying what is meant by space, place and landscape.

Personal contact with real place is fundamental in his artistic practice and his projects often include a tour.

 

 

 

 

Education:

2006 - Visual Arts / Painting degree at FBAUL - Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon.

 

 

Solo Exhibitions: (Selected)

2016   Terra Firme, Baró Gallery, São Paulo.

2016   Capsula, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon.

2015   Atlântica, Baró Gallery, São Paulo.

2015   Neblina, 111 Gallery, Lisbon.

2015   Monólito, Casa da Cerca – Center of Art Contemporary, Almada.

2014   Tour du Mont-Blanc, Temps D´Images 2014, Artistas Unidos - Teatro da Politécnica, Lisbon.

2014   Tour du Mont-Blanc, Temps D´Images 2014, Gallery 111, Lisbon.

2014   Tour du Mont-Blanc, Temps D´Images 2014, National Museum of Contemporary Art - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon.

2014   Stimmung, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra.

2013   Criança Selvagem, Curating the Domestic, Associated Project, Lisbon Architecture Triennale, Lisbon.

2013   Monólito, Temps D´Images 2013, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon.

2013   Monólito, Temps D´Images 2013, Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon.

2013   Laurissilva, 111 Gallery, Oporto.

2013   Laurissilva, 111 Gallery, Lisbon.

2012   Entre a Montanha e o Vale, Kubikgallery, Oporto.

2011   Terras de Risco, Sala do Veado, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon.

2011   Entre a Montanha e o Vale, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon.

2010   Em_Passo, Kubikgallery, Oporto.

2010   Quarenta passos, Centro de Artes e Cultura de Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr.

2009   Expanded Nature, Voyeur Project View, Lisbon.

2007   Forma e Lugar, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon.

2006   Art | Form, Estoril.

2006   Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto.

2005   Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon.

 

 

Group Exhibitions: (Selected)

2016   LOOPS.LISBOA 2016, MNAC: Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisboa.

2016   Interlúdios 216, Galeria Baró, São Paulo.

2016   Palácio Amarelo, Portalegre, Portugal.

2016   Second Nature, MAAT | Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon.

2016   Artistas de Angola e de Moçambique na Coleção Manuel de Brito, CAMB - Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés.

2016   Periplos, Arte Portugués de Hoy, Museu y Centro de Arte Contemporâneo de  Málaga, Espanha.

2015   Olho, Livraria Lácio, Lisbon.

2015   Em Colectivo, Kubikgallery, Oporto.

2015   Link, Ano Zero - Bienal de Coimbra, Coimbra.

2014  Água, Moirika Reker Gilberto Reis e Pedro Vaz, Museu da Água, Coimbra

2014  A beleza terá de ser eliminada, João Queiroz e Pedro Vaz, Casa das Artes - Miranda do Corvo

2014   Arte & Ciência, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon.

2014   Pedro Vaz  X  João Queiroz, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra.

2014   A vanguarda está em ti, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra.

2014   50 Anos, 111 Gallery, Lisbon.

2013   Paisagem e Natureza na arte contemporânea portuguesa, Museum of Évora, Évora.

2013   CAMB | Aquisições Recentes - Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés.

2013   A20, 111 Gallery, Oporto.

2013   The Age of Divinity, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon.

2012   Acervo, Kubikgallery, Porto.

2012   Exhibition Room, Who - Gallery, Lisbon.

2011   Sucking Reality, FUSO - Anual de Vídeo Arte International de Lisbon, BES Arte & Finance, Lisbon.

2011   Super-Natural, Ten looks on Nature, Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada.

2011   Os Livros dos Outros, Centro Cultural de Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr.

2011   A Corte do Norte, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon.

2009   Arte & Natureza, IV Ciclo de Conferências e Exposições, Reservatório Patriarcal, Lisbon.

2009   Coleccionar II, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon.

2009   Coleccionar I, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon.

2008   All Work And No Play, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon.

2006   Home Sweet Home, Centro de Arte S. João da Madeira.

2006   Paisagens, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto.

2006   Painting finalists, Palácio Galveias Gallery, Lisbon.

2006   Drawing finalists, FBAUL 04-05, Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes, Lisbon.

2005   Pintura, Pintura, Pintura, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto.

 

 

Residencies:

2016   PIVÔ/Artist-in-residence Program. São Paulo, Brazil, October - December, 2016.

2016   LABVERDE Art Immersion program in the Amazon, INPA, Manifesta Art and Culture, Manaus, Brazil, September 2016.

2016   Pentimento, Anozero - Coimbra Contemporary Art Biennal, Coimbra, 2015/2016

2015   Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon - October 2015 to March de 2016.

 

 

Festivals:

2016   Les Rencontres Internationales à Paris - Nouveau Cinéma et Art, Contemporain, Vidéothèque, Paris.

2014   Temps D´Image Festival 12, MNAC: Museu do Chiado / 111 Gallery / Artistas Unidos -  Teatro  da Politécnica, Lisbon.

2013   Temps D´Image Festival 11, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa e Museu Nacional de  História Natural e da Ciência, Lisbon.

2011   Fuso Festival - Anual de Vídeo Arte Internacional de Lisboa, 2011, Lisbon.

 

 

Awards:

2016   LOOPS.LISBOA 2016 (Finalist), Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisboa, Pt.

2014   Supporting Projects Artistic Research, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Pt.

2014   Beers Contemporary Award for Emering Art 2013, Beers Contemporary, London, En.

2011   Supporting Projects Artistic Creation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Pt.

2009   Open call, Brina Thurstmen, Frieze Projects, Frieze Art Fair, London, En.

 

 

Essays:

Grosso, Inês, Atlântica, São Paulo: Baró Gallery. 2015

Verissimo Serrão, Adriana, Paisagem - Neblina - Atmosfera, Lisbon: 111 Gallery. 2015

Ferreira, Emilia, Caminho, logo sou, Almada: Casa da Cerca – Center of Art Contemporary, Almada. 2015

Pousada, Pedro, Stimmung, Coimbra: CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra. 2014

Soares Costa, Rui, O menino selvagem, 2013

Januario, Paula, Laurissilva, Lisbon: 111 Gallery. 2013

Vidal, Carlos, Terras de Risco, Lisbon: National Museum of Natural History. 2011

Especial, Luísa, Num Lugar Específico, Oporto: Kubikgallery. 2010

Especial, Luísa, Quarenta Passos, Ponte de Sôr: Centro Cultural de Ponte de sôr. 2010

Rosa Dias, Fernando Paulo, O retalho do «phasma», 2009

Vidal, Carlos, O peso do Olhar, Estoril: Art|Form, 2006

 

 

Catalogues:

Second Nature, MAAT | Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon. 2016

Portugal: Open Window to the World, Luciano Benetton Collection: Imago Mundi, Italy. 2016

Sala do Veado - Vinte Cinco Anos, National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon. 2016

ANOZERO ’15, Contemporary Art Biennial of Coimbra, Coimbra. 2015

Monólito, Casa da Cerca – Center of Art Contemporary, Almada. 2015

5 Anos CDAP, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, 2014

Stimmung, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra. 2014

Paisagem e Natureza na arte contemporânea portuguesa, Museum of Évora, Évora. 2014

The Age of Divinity, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon. 2013

Super-Natural, Ten looks on Nature, Center of Contemporary Art. 2011

Os Livros dos Outros, Arts and Cultural Center of Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr, 2011

Especial, Luisa - Quarenta Passos, Dépliant signed and numbered, Arts and Cultural Center of Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr, 2010

Arte e Natureza, IV Cycle of Conferences and Exhibitions, Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, 2009

Especial, Luisa - All Work, and no Play, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, 2008

Soares de Oliveira, Luisa - Home Sweet Home, Centro de Arte S. João da Madeira, 2006

Vidal, Carlos - Art|form, 2006

 

 

Collections:

CAC Málaga · Centro de Arte Contemporáneo;

CAPC - Circle of Fine Arts of Coimbra;

Carmona e Costa Foundation;

Casa da Cerca, Center of Contemporary Art;

MAAT - EDP Foundation;

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, CAM, Lisbon;

Luciano Benetton Collection: Imago Mundi, Italy.

Manuel de Brito Collection;

Marin Gaspar Collection;

Several works are part of private and institutional collections in Portugal and abroad.

Copyright © Pedro Vaz  2017