Portfolio of recent works [Eng]
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Pedro Torres (Brazil, 1982) focuses his artistic practice on issues related to the concepts of time, distance, memory, language and image, using a variety of media in the development of his works and research projects. The diagram below shows these concepts and the materials used in his work. He is interested in working with these elements-coordinates in a combined and subjective way, where aesthetics and concept are balanced. The image, understood broadly, is always present as a mechanism, tool and concept on which to structure and question certain axes, such as, for example, the relationship between the formation of memory and images, the image in relation to history (time, anachronism) and narrative (language) or the appropriate and decontextualised image. Scientific topics, theories and approaches are also very much present, as well as the need to explore different media and processes and to investigate in a methodological, intuitive and poetic way.* solo shows
He has recently exhibited at Llum Barcelona, Twin Gallery* (Madrid), Centre d’Art Tecla Sala* (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona), Spazio Volta* (Bérgamo), Juan Naranjo Gallery* (Barcelona), Lumen Crypt Gallery (London), Sala Concepción Arenal (Santander), Can Felipa Arts Visuals (Barcelona), aarduork* (Venice), Anita Schwartz (Rio de Janeiro), Twin Gallery (Madrid), Centre de les Arts Lliures–Fundació Joan Brossa (Barcelona), Fran Reus Gallery (Palma de Mallorca), art3 contemporain* (Valence), Swab Barcelona, Aragon Park II (Madrid), The Green Parrot (Barcelona), Casal Solleric (Palma de Mallorca), Centro Párraga* (Murcia), Casa Seat* / LOOP Barcelona 2020, Chiquita Room* (Barcelona), Errant. Itinerarios de arte y pensamiento* (Old Church of El Pont de Suert), Festival Poesia i + (Caldes d’Estrach), Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, OTR. espacio de arte (Madrid), Dilalica (Barcelona), Bienal de Cuenca (Ecuador), ArtBo (Bogotá, Colombia), CaixaForum Barcelona, BienalSUR (Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Festival Embarrat (Tárrega), NC-arte (Bogotá, Colombia), ARCO Lisboa (Portugal), Travesía Cuatro Gallery and La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Luis Adelantado Gallery* (Valencia), Mardin Biennial (Turkey), Bienal de las Fronteras (Mexico), Blueproject Foundation* and Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona). His videos have been screened in different festivals in Europe, South America and Asia. He has received awards and grants, such as PostBrossa (2021), finalist of the Ciutat de Palma Antoni Gelabert Visual Arts Award (2021, 2020), the Exchange Grant art3/Homesession (2021), Ayudas a la Creación S.O.S ARTE/CULTURA from Vegap (2021), the “la Caixa” Foundation Production Call (2020), the research grant of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2022, 2020, 2013), the production award of the Sala d’Art Jove de Barcelona (2013) and the Botín Foundation grant (2007), among others. He has been artist-in-residence at art3 contemporain (Valence), NES (Skagaströnd, Iceland), SASG (Seoul), Culturia (Berlin) and Blueproject Foundation (Barcelona). Some of his works and publications belong to the collections of Fundación Botín, Blueproject Foundation, colección olorVISUAL, MadridAbierto, ICP New York, UPV/Artists’ book collection and other private collections. He lives and works in Barcelona, where he is an artist-in-residence at Hangar, centre for art research and production.
Video portfolio (in Spanish):