Exhibition view, Feitiço / Spell, 2013 © Bruno Lopes
Galeria Filomena Soares presents a solo exhibition of the Portuguese artist Pedro Barateiro (1979, Almada, Portugal), titled Spell, opening on January 17th at 9:30 pm, until March 9th, 2013. The exhibition will present a wide range of new works including a series of intervened photographs, sculptures, drawings and even an installation.
The exhibition title comes from the series of photographs where pictures and objects are used to create a set of pieces which reflected on the construction of a shape's alphabet as an instrument of basic language. In a conscious way the artist tries to use his work as an alphabet. The interest of Barateiro by language refers not only to written language, which is used in his recent work, but the language as a way of building images and visual forms.
The next artist projects include a participation in the group exhibition Arqueológica at Matadero in Madrid (January 2013), a solo exhibition in the space ARTES, Porto (February 2013) and the publication of a monograph about his work.
PEDRO BARATEIRO was born in 1979 in Almada, Portugal, currently he lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
He graduated in MA at Visual Arts (2006) at the Malmö Art Academy, Sweden and in Mamaus - School of Visual Arts (2003-2005), Lisbon. He was the artist in residence at Palais de Tokyo (2008-09), Paris, France; ISCP - International Studio and Curatorial Program (2007/08), New York; and in Kunstlerhaus Bethatnien, Berlin, Germany. He participated at 29th São Paulo Biennial, Brazil, 5th Berlin Biennale (2008), 16th Biennale of Sydney (2008), Australia, Photo España (2008) and Busan Biennial (2006), South Korea.
He held solo and group exhibitions in several public and private institutions around the world, such as: Arqueológica (2013), Matadero, Madrid, Spain; Ça & La (2012), Fondation d'entreprise Ricard, Paris, France; ReaKt - Views and Processes (2012), Capital Europeia da Cultura, Guimarães, Portugal; Theatre of Hunters (2011), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland; Theory of Speech (2009), Casa Serralves - Serralves Museum, Oporto, Portugal; Amanhã não nasce ninguém (2009), MARCO - Vigo Contemporary Art Museum, Spain; Domingo (2008), Pavilhão Branco - Museu da Cidade, Lisbon; Art Nova (2006), Art Basel, Miami Beach, USA; What are we doing here? (2005), Spike Island Artspace, Bristol, UK; and Video Exchange/ Permuta de Vídeo (2003), Rosenberg Gallery & The Commons, New York University, USA.
His work is present in several public collections, such as: Deusche Bank Collection, Germany; EDP Foundation, Portugal; Serralves Museum, Oporto, Portugal; ARCO Foundation, Madrid, Spain; BESphoto, Lisbon, Portugal; Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain; and Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal.