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 a research on nature and landscape making use mostly of painting, video and installation. Personal contact with the place is central to his practice and projects very often include a field tour. 

Past projects featured locations such as Amazonia (Br.), Tour du Mont Blanc (Fr. It. Ch.) or the Superstition Mountains (USA).

Has been working with projects such as 111 Gallery, Lisbon, Kubikgallery, Oporto, Baró Gallery or Luisa Strina Gallery, São Paulo.

Currently the artist is, amongst others, preparing three major projects. Two solo shows: an institutional exhibition in Spain, at Center for Contemporary Art Caja de Burgos – CAB, an exhibition in Mexico City at Henrique Guerrero Gallery, and a publication. 

Currently A Vida Sensível, Galeria 111, Lisbon, Portugal is on show, and Limen project just took place immediately after lockdown. This project consisted of an architectural sculpture to which visitants arrived following previously given map coordinates, throught Monsanto Florestal Park (project granted by Cultural Development Agency). 

Throughout 2019 and 2020 concluded a walking cross of the Large Transpirenaic Route - GR11, from Cantabrian Sea (Cape Higuer) to the Mediterranean Sea (Cabo de Creus), in two blocks of 23 days each. This enterprise is part of the production of the solo show to be presented at Center for Contemporary Art Caja de Burgos – CAB (October 2021).

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SOLO EXHIBITIONS: (Selected)
2022 - (Upcoming) Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, MX
2021 - (Upcoming) Num único acorde, CAB - Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, ES
2021 - Limen, Parque natural de Monsanto, Lisbon, PT
2021 - A vida sensível, 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 - Pintura, Módulo - Centro Difusor de Arte, Oporto, PT
2005 - Pintura, 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.


GROUP EXHIBITIONS: (Selected)
2021 - Sobressalto - Coleção Norlinda e José Lima, Centro de Artes de Águeda, PT
2021 - Preliminares, C·A·M·A - Kubikgallery, São Paulo, BR
2021 - 100 anos, 100 ar­tistas, Gare Marítima de Alcântara, Lisbon, PT
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 - A beleza terá de ser eliminada, João Queiroz e Pedro Vaz, Casa das Artes - Miranda do Corvo, 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 - 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:
2021 - XXIII Semana Cultural da Universidade De Coimbra - Humanidade, Coimbra.
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


AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS:
2021 - Garantir Cultura Program - Fundo de Fomento Cultural, Lisbon, PT
2020 - Emergency Support for the Arts Sector, Cultural Promotion Fund, Lisbon, PT
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


ESSAYS:
2021 - Rafael, Joana, Limen, Porto, PT
2021 - Le Genissel, Aurélien, A vida Sensível, Barcelona: 111 Gallery, PT
2021 - Marmeleira, José, Pedro Vaz e a pintura da Natureza, InSitu, Lisboa, PT
2018 - FRAIJI, Lilian, Terra Firme, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, PT
2018 - Fazenda Rodrigues, Sérgio, Azimute, 111 Galeria, Lisbon, PT
2017 - Ramírez Limón, Javier, Superstition Wilderness, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City, MX
2017 - Ted G. Decker, Peralta to Boulder Canyon, Phoenix, US
2017 - von Hafe Pérez, Miguel, A Imagem Mal Positivada do Negativo da Realidade, Kubikgallery, Porto, PT
2015 - Grosso, Inês, Atlântica, Baró Gallery, São Paulo, BR
2015 - Verissimo Serrão, Adriana, Paisagem - Neblina - Atmosfera, 111 Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2015 - Ferreira, Emilia, Caminho, logo sou, Casa da Cerca – Center of Art Contemporary, Almada, PT
2014 - Pousada, Pedro, Stimmung, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, PT
2013 - Januario, Paula, Laurissilva, 111 Gallery, Lisbon, PT
2011 - Vidal, Carlos, Terras de Risco, National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, PT
2010 - Especial, Luísa, Num Lugar Específico, Kubikgallery, Oporto, PT
2010 - Especial, Luísa, Quarenta Passos, Centro Cultural de Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr, PT
2009 - Rosa Dias, Fernando Paulo, O retalho do «phasma», Lisbon, PT
2006 - Vidal, Carlos, O peso do Olhar, Art|Form, Estoril, PT


CATALOGUES:
2021 - Inquérito a 263 Artistas, Sara e André, Contêmporanea, ED, Lisbon, PT
2021 - Ao domicilio, Ana Pérez Quiroga, Lisbon, PT
2019 - The Divergent Gaze, Archipelago, Contemporary Arts Center, Azores, PT
2019 - Muitas vezes marquei encontro comigo próprio no ponto zero, Casa Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisboa, PT
2018 - Frente, Verso, Inverso, União das Cidades Capitais de Língua Portuguesa, Lisbon, PT
2018 - CAMB 2006 – 2017, Câmara Municipal de Oeiras, PT
2018 - Transterritori, Humus Interdisciplinary Residence, Veneto Oriental, IT
2018 - Pentimento, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal, PT
2017 - Imaginação da Pedra, Consulate General of Portugal in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, BR
2017 - O Colégio das Artes em Directo do Museu de Arte Antiga, MNAA and Colégio das Artes, Lisbon, PT
2016 - Second Nature, MAAT | Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT
2016 - Portugal: Open Window to the World, Luciano Benetton Collection - Imago Mundi, Treviso, IT
2016 - Sala do Veado - Vinte Cinco Anos, National Museum of Natural History, Lisbon, PT
2015 - ANOZERO ’15, Contemporary Art Biennial of Coimbra, Coimbra, PT
2015 - Monólito, Casa da Cerca – Center of Art Contemporary, Almada. PT
2014 - 5 Anos CDAP, Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, PT
2014 - Stimmung, CAPC - Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, Coimbra. PT
2014 - Paisagem e Natureza na arte contemporânea portuguesa, Museum of Évora, Évora. PT
2013 - The Age of Divinity, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon. PT
2011 - Super-Natural, Ten looks on Nature, Center of Contemporary Art. PT
2011 - Os Livros dos Outros, Arts and Cultural Center of Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr, PT
2010 - Quarenta Passos, Arts and Cultural Center of Ponte de Sôr, Ponte de Sôr, PT
2009 - Arte e Natureza, IV Cycle of Conferences and Exhibitions, Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon, PT
2008 - All Work, and no Play, Plataforma Revólver, Lisbon, PT
2006 - Home Sweet Home, Centro de Arte S. João da Madeira, S. João da Madeira, PT
2006 - Art|form, Estoril, PT, 2006


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.
Collection Manuel de Brito, Lisbon.
Collection Norlinda e José Lima, 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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