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Pedro Vaz

Maputo, Portugal

3 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Pedro Vaz´s artistic practice, mostly resulting in painting and video-installations, is based on a research about landscape.

He develops projects in which he tries to keep the awareness that landscape, as represented in art, is but a construction dependent on humankind’s perception of itself as separated from nature. For his research, the contact to real place is fundamental and therefore he makes use of journeys and solitary expeditions, in an approach he defines as lived landscape.

Wild and empty landscapes are the most adequate sites for his inquiry. Some of the most recent include Amazonas, in Brazil, or Superstition Mountains, in the USA.

Recent individual exhibitions: Cabana, Sesc Itaquera, São Paulo, Terra Firme, Colégio das Artes, Coimbra (2018), Azimute, 111 Gallery, Lisbon (2018); Superstition Wilderness, Camões – Portuguese Cultural Center, Luxembourg (2018); Peralta to Boulder Canyon, Phoenix Institute of Contemporary Art, Phoenix, EUA (2017); Trilha do Facão, Kubikgallery, Porto, Portugal (2017).

Recent group exhibitions: Second Nature, The Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C., USA (2018), Il tesoro è sempre più grande di quello che hai stretto tra le mani, Museo del Paesaggio, Torre di Mostro, Italy (2017).