Pedro Calapez

Lisbon, Portugal, 1953.

He began taking part in exhibitions in the seventies and in 1982 had his first solo exhibition. He has exhibited his work individually in various galleries and museums, most notably: Stories on objects, Casa de la Cittá, Roma, Carré des Arts, Paris and Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (1991); Small garden and paysage, Salpêtriére Chapel, Paris (1993); Involuntary memory, Chiado Museum, Lisbon (1996); Shadow fields, Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation, Majorca (1997); Studiolo, INTERVAL-Raum fur Kunst & Kultur, Witten, Germany (1998); Madre Agua, MEIAC - Contemporary Art Museum, Badajoz and CAAC - Andalucía Contemporary Art Centre, Seville (2002); Selected works 1992-2004, Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (2004); ground zero, CGAC - Galicia Contemporary Art Centre, Santiago de Compostela (2005); Painting places, CAB - Caja Burgos Art Centre, Burgos (2005); “Notes on a method problem”, CAV-Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra (2009); “White and neutral clarity”, Contemporary Art Centre Casa da Cerca, Almada (2009); “Kickflip”, Fundação PLMJ, Lisboa (2011); “Dark skies”, Paula Rego Foundation, Cascais (2012); “There is only drawing”, Fundação Luís Seoane, Corunha, Galicia,Spain (2013); “A shadow secret”, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon (2016); Most outstanding among the various collective exhibitions in which he has taken part are the biennials of Venice (1986) and S.Paulo (1987 and 1991) and: Beaufort Outside - Inside, Contemporary Art Triennial, PMMK Museum, Ostende (2006) “The collection”, Serralves Museum, Porto (2009); “It’s not my fault”, Berardo Museum, Lisbon (2010); “The collection”, Barrié Foundation, A Coruña (2011); “EuroScope” (BEI Collection), Cercle Cité, Luxembourg (2015). “Quote/Unquote. MAAT Museum, Lisbon (2017); “40 Summers at Pollença”, Pilar Citoler Collection, Iglesia de San Domingo, Pollença, Spain (2018); “BoPeep”, Sismógrafo, Porto (2018). "Studiolo XXI", Eugénio de Almeida, Foundation, Évora (2019).

Collections: CGD-Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisboa; CAB-Caja Burgos Art Centre, Burgos; Central European Bank, Frankfurt; CGAC-Galician Contemporary Art Centre, Santiago de Compostela; Chase Bank N.A, New York; Cachola Collection, Elvas; European Investment Bank, Luxembourg; Coca-Cola España Foundation, Madrid; Prosegur Foundation, Madrid/Lisboa; Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Majorca; Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; EDP Foundation, Lisbon; Luso-American Foundation Lisbon; PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon; Telecom Portugal Foundation, Lisbon; MEIAC- Iberoamerican Contemporary Art Museum, Badajoz; MNCARS-Reina Sofia Contemporary Art Museum, Madrid; Serralves Museum, Oporto, Seippel Collection, Cologne and others.

Public Art: 2012 Printed glass panels, turbine hall Picote’s hydroelectric dam, Miranda do Douro; 2010 Silkscreen printed glass panels for Alves Martins school, Viseu; 2007 Main door and façade bronze panels for the Holy Trinity Cathedral, Fátima. 2005 Altar piece at Nª. Srª. Das Neves chapel/city library, Ílhavo; Theatre main curtain for the city theatre of Almada. 2002 Panel paintings for the museum hall of the Hieronymus Monastery, Lisbon. 1998 Ground stone drawing for south gate square, Expo 98′ (Lisbon international exhibition); Ceramic panel made at Lisbon subway Olaias station; 1997 Painted ceiling for Lisbon City Hall.

Awards (selection): 2012 “Máximo Ramos Award”, Ferrol. 2005 “National graphic Arts Award”, Calcografia Nacional from the Royal Fine Art Academy, Madrid. - “AICA Award” (International Association of Art critics, portuguese seccion). 2001 “EDP Painting Award”, Lisboa. 1999 “Palma de Mallorca Painting Award”, Palma de Mallorca. 1998 “El Brocense”, Painting Award, Diputación Provincial de Cáceres. 1994 “Drawing Award”, Pilar and Joan Miró Foundation, Majorca.

Education: 1981 – BFA, Painting, University of Fine Arts Lisbon; 1976-81 - Attended Fine Arts University, Lisbon; 1972-75 - Foundation Fine Arts Course, Fine Arts Society, Lisbon; 1969-74 - Engineering technical studies, University of Lisbon.