Biography 



Pedro Vaz, Maputo, 1977.
Graduate in painting at Fine Arts Faculty – Lisbon University (2006). Lives and works in Lisbon.

His artistic work focuses on the research regarding nature and landscape by employing mostly painting, video and installation. Personal contact with the place is essential in his practice and projects very often include an expedition.

For two years (2019 and 2020), the pedestrian crossing of the large Transpirenaic Route, GR11, in Spain from the Cantabrian Sea ( Cape Higuer), to the Mediterranean Sea (Cabo de Creus) was completed in two stages of 23 days each.

This crossing focused mainly on the identification of the Pyrenean natural landscape as the basis for the subsequent artistic production for the presentation of the solo show at the Center for Contemporary Art in Caja de Burgos - CAB, scheduled for October 2021.

Still in the same year 2021, two individual exhibitions will be presented, one taking place at Galeria Enrique Guerrero in Mexico City, Mexico, and at Galeria 111 in Lisbon, Portugal.

This year, the artist was also selected with the Limen project, in the context of the Emergency Support to the Arts Sector, Cultural Development Fund, in Lisbon, Portugal, scheduled for May 2021 and to be held in the Monsanto grounds, in Lisbon, Portugal.

Also noteworthy is the participation in group exhibitions, such as: VER / DE, In_Situ, Estufa Fria, Lisbon, Portugal (2020); ALTAR, In Situ, Tibães Monastery Garden, Braga, Portugal (2020); Continuous Present, Centro de Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira, Portugal (2020); How to Talk to Trees, Galeria Z42 Arte, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2019); The Divergent Look, Archipelago, Contemporary Arts Center, Azores, Portugal (2019); Many times I made an appointment with myself at ground zero, Casa Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisbon, Portugal (2019).

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Solo Exhibitions (Selected)

2021 - (Upcoming) Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, MX
2021 - (Upcoming) Num único acorde, CAB - Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES
2021 - (Upcoming) Limen, Parque natural de Monsanto, Lisbon, PT
2021 - (Upcoming) Galeria 111, Lisbon, PT
2020 - Lagoa das Éguas, Project Room, Galeria Presença, Oporto, PT
2019 - Movimento Coaxial, Kubikgallery, Oporto, PT
2018 - Cabana, Secs Itaquera, São Paulo, BR.
2018 - Superstition Wilderness, Portuguese Cultural Center, Luxembourg City, LU
2018 - Azimute, 111 Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2018 - Terra Firme, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, PT
2017 - Superstition Wilderness, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, MX
2017 - Peralta to Boulder Canyon, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, US.
2017 - Caminho do Ouro, Kubikgallery, Oporto, PT
2016 - Terra Firme, Baró Gallery, São Paulo, BR
2016 - Capsula, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, PT
2015 - Atlântica, Baró Gallery, São Paulo, BR
2015 - Neblina, 111 Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2015 - Monólito, Casa da Cerca – Center of Art Contemporary, Almada, PT
2014 - Tour du Mont-Blanc, Temps D´Images 2014, Artistas Unidos - Teatro da Politécnica, Lisbon, PT
2014 - Tour du Mont-Blanc, Temps D´Images 2014, Gallery 111, Lisbon, PT
2014 - Tour du Mont-Blanc, Temps D´Images 2014, MNAC - Museu do Chiado, Lisbon, PT
2014 - Stimmung, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, PT
2013 - Monólito, Temps D´Images 2013, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, PT
2013 - Monólito, Temps D´Images 2013, Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon, PT
2013 - Laurissilva, 111 Gallery, Oporto, PT
2013 - Laurissilva, 111 Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2012 - Entre a Montanha e o Vale, Kubikgallery, Oporto, PT
2011 - Terras de Risco, Sala do Veado, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, PT
2011 - Entre a Montanha e o Vale, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, PT
2010 - Em_Passo, Kubikgallery, Oporto, PT
2010 - Quarenta passos, Centro de Artes e Cultura de Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr, PT
2009 - Expanded Nature, Voyeur Project View, Lisbon, PT
2007 - Forma e Lugar, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, PT
2006 - Art | Form, Estoril, PT
2006 - Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto, PT
2005 - Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, PT


Two-Person Exhibition

2018 - Depois do choque, os trópicos, Luísa Strina Gallery, São Paulo, BR.
2017 - Imaginação da Pedra, Consulate General of Portugal in São Paulo, São Paulo, BR.
2014 - Pedro Vaz X João Queiroz, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, PT.
2014 - A beleza terá de ser eliminada, João Queiroz e Pedro Vaz, Casa das Artes - Miranda do Corvo, PT.


Group Exhibitions (Selected)

2021 - Preliminares, C·A·M·A - Kubikgallery, São Paulo, BR
2020 - VER/DE, In_Situ, Estufa Fria, Lisbon, PT
2020 - ALTAR, In_Situ, Braga, PT
2020 - Presente Contínuo, Centro de Arte Oliva, São João da Madeira, PT
2020 - 60 Days II, Kubikgallery, Porto, PT
2020 - 60 Days, Kubikgallery, Porto, PT
2019 - Como falar com as Árvores, Galeria Z42 Arte, Rio de Janeiro, BR
2019 - O Olhar Divergente, Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Centre, Azores, PT
2019 - Do que Permanece, UCCLA, União de Cidades e Capitais de Língua Portuguesa, Lisbon, PT
2019 - Beyond this Lonely Carousel, Galeria 111, Lisbon, PT
2019 - Muitas vezes marquei encontro comigo próprio no ponto zero, Casa Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisbon, PT
2018 - Second Nature, The Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C., US
2018 - Il tesoro è sempre più grande di quello che hai stretto tra le mani, MUPA, Torre di Mosto, PT
2018 - Join the Dots / Unire le distanze, Salone degli Incanti, Trieste, IT
2017 - Paisagens, CAMB – Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Oeiras, PT
2017 - Mediterranean Routes, ZAC - Zisa Arte Contemporanea, Palermo, IT
2017 - Force, Strength, Power, Baginski Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2017 - Raul Lino Hoje, Casa de Santa Maria, Cascais, Portugal, PT
2016 - LOOPS.LISBOA 2016, MNAC - Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisboa, PT
2016 - Interlúdios 216, Galeria Baró, São Paulo, BR
2016 - Palácio Amarelo, Portalegre, Portugal, BR
2016 - Second Nature, MAAT | Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT
2016 - Artistas de Angola e de Moçambique na Coleção Manuel de Brito, CAMB, Algés, PT
2016 - Periplos, Arte Portugués de Hoy, Museu y Centro de Arte Contemporâneo de Málaga, ES
2015 - Olho, Livraria Lácio, Lisbon, PT
2015 - Em Colectivo, Kubikgallery, Oporto, PT
2015 - Link, Ano Zero - Bienal de Coimbra, Coimbra, PT
2014 - Água, Moirika Reker, Gilberto Reis e Pedro Vaz, Museu da Água, Coimbra, PT
2014 - Arte & Ciência, Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, PT
2014 - A vanguarda está em ti, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, PT
2014 - 50 Anos, 111 Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2013 - Paisagem e Natureza na arte contemporânea portuguesa, Museum of Évora, Évora, PT
2013 - CAMB | Aquisições Recentes - Manuel de Brito Art Center, Algés, PT
2013 - A20, 111 Gallery, Oporto, PT
2013 - The Age of Divinity, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, PT
2012 - Acervo, Kubikgallery, Porto, PT
2012 - Exhibition Room, Who - Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2011 - Sucking Reality, FUSO - Anual de Vídeo Arte International de Lisbon, BES Arte & Finance, Lisbon, PT
2011 - Super-Natural, Ten looks on Nature, Casa da Cerca – Centro de Arte Contemporânea, Almada, PT
2011 - Os Livros dos Outros, Centro Cultural de Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr, PT
2011 - A Corte do Norte, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, PT
2009 - Arte & Natureza, IV Ciclo de Conferências e Exposições, Reservatório Patriarcal, Lisbon, PT
2009 - Coleccionar II, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, PT
2009 - Coleccionar I, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, PT
2008 - All Work And No Play, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, PT
2006 - Home Sweet Home, Centro de Arte S. João da Madeira, PT
2006 - Paisagens, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto, PT
2006 - Painting finalists, Palácio Galveias Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2006 - Drawing finalists, FBAUL 04-05, Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes, Lisbon, PT
2005 - Pintura, Pintura, Pintura, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto, PT


Residencies

2021 - (Upcoming) EXTRAI: Arte e Comunidade em Ação, aldeia mineira do Lousal, PT
2019 - XIV Encontros da Primavera, APA - Portuguese Association of Anthropology, Aldeia de Picote, PT
2018 - Pico do Refúgio, São Miguel, Azores, PT
2017 - Onloaded, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, US
2016 - PIVÔ / Artist-in-residence Program. São Paulo, BR
2016 - LABVERDE Art Immersion program in the Amazon, INPA, Manifesta Art and Culture, Manaus, BR
2016 - Pentimento, Anozero - Coimbra Contemporary Art Biennal, Coimbra, PT
2015 - Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, PT


Festivals

2017 - In Your Dreams I Am A Landscape, La Casa del Cinema - Videoteca Pasinetti, Venezia, IT
2017 - Extradelicato 3, Studi Festival#3, Milan, IT
2016 - Les Rencontres Internationales à Paris - Nouveau Cinéma et Art, Vidéothèque, Paris, FR
2014 - Temps D´Image Festival 12, MNAC / 111 Gallery / Teatro da Politécnica, Lisbon, PT
2013 - Temps D´Image Festival 11, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa e MUHNAC, Lisbon, PT
2011 - Fuso Festival - Anual de Vídeo Arte Internacional de Lisboa, 2011, Lisbon, PT


Fellowships & Grants

2020 - Emergency Support for the Arts Sector, Cultural Promotion Fund, Lisbon, PR
2017 - LOOP DISCOVER Award (Finalist), Loop Barcelona, Barcelona, ES
2016 - LOOPS.LISBOA 2016 (Finalist), Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, 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


Collections

MAAT - Fundação EDP, Lisbon.
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, CAM, Lisbon.
Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon
CAC Málaga Art Center, Malaga.
PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon.
CAPC - Coimbra Circle of Fine Arts, Coimbra.
Casa da Cerca, Center of Contemporary Art, Almada.
Luciano Benetton Collection: Imago Mundi, Italy.
Juan Entrecanales Collection, Madrid.
Manuel de Brito Collection, Lisbon.
Norlinda e José Lima Collection, São João da Madeira.
Cleusa Garfinkel Collection, São Paulo.
Marin Gaspar Collection, Lisbon.
Several works are part of Private and Institutional Collections, in the country and abroad.


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