Pedro A.H. Paixão
Born in 1971 in Lobito (AO).
Lives and works in Milan (IT) and Lisbon (PT)


Pedro A.H. Paixão studied painting and drawing at Ar.Co – Arts and Visual Communication Center, Lisbon, and holds a M.F.A. in film and video from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in philosophy, from Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto, both with distinction. He is a member of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto. He founded and directs the editorial project Disciplina sem nome (discipline without name) for the Lisbon publisher Sistema Solar | Documenta and Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon.


Besides his work with other media – like video, film, or the use of slide diaporamas -, since 2007, he has created a broad cycle of graphic work in red. Here the pencil follows his hand, it draws creatures and characters who, as they take shape, also find a voice, as if they had something to tell us from a remote past, or from emergencies of our present. The density of his immersion in the search for sensitive thought mirrors everything he does. His work is nourished by that density, by complexity, stories and, most of all, by time.





Tabou, cur. Sofia Lemos, Irène Laub Gallery


Fogo posto | Arson, Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisbon (PT)


A cor de um eclípse, (with Catarina Dias), Ár Sólido project, Lisbon (PT)
Sic transit gloria mundi, Money Museum – Banco de Portugal, Lisbon (PT)


Do fundo, Galeria 111, Lisbon (PT)


The human dimension of the sky, (with Paulo Brighenti), 102-100 Galeria de Arte, Castelo Branco (PT)

Studies in Red, Galeria 111, Lisbon (PT)


A Festa | The Feast, (with Rui Moreira), cur. by Sara Antónia Matos and Delfim Sardo, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Lisbon (PT)


Drawing in Brueghel’s drawing, cur. by Filipa Oliveira, Carlos Carvalho Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon (PT)


Bouzean, cur. by Filipa Oliveira, Faro Capital da Cultura, Fabrica da Cerveja, Faro (PT)


Slow Motion: Pedro Paixão, cur. by Miguel Wandschneider, Escola Superior de Arte e Design, Caldas da Rainha (PT)


*Ar-, cur. by Nuno Faria, Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), Lisbon (PT)


Flieg!-, cur. by Delfim Sardo, José de Azeredo Perdigão Modern Art Centre (CAMJAP), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (PT)



Politics of Discontent, cur. Jonathan Sullam, Irène Laub Gallery, Brussels (BE)

Now it is Light, cur. Sofia Lemos, Galeria da Boavista – EGEAC, Lisbon (PT)

GENTE – De Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso a Pedro A.H. Paixão, cur. by Arlete Alves da Silva, Cem Anos de Representação Humana, Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito, Algés (PT)

Índios da Meia-Praia, cur. by Nuno Faria, Galeria 111, Lisbon (PT)


Oracular Spectacular: Drawing and Animism, cur. by Nuno Faria, Centro Internacional de Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães (PT)


Rituals with Masks: a face to face, cur. by Nuno Faria, Centro Internacional de Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães (PT)


Lessons of Darkness, cur. by Nuno Faria, Centro Internacional de Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães (PT)


Beyond History, cur. by Nuno Faria, Centro Internacional de Artes José de Guimarães, Guimarães (PT)


50 Years of Portuguese Art, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (FCG), Lisbon (PT)
25 frames per seconds: Videos from PLMJ Collection, cur. by Miguel Amado, PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon (PT)


The Art of Memory, cur. by Filipa Oliveira, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon (PT)


Mnemosyne, cur. by Delfim Sardo, Encontros de Fotografia de Coimbra, Coimbra (PT)


A indisciplina do desenho, cur. by Nuno Faria and Miguel Wandschneider, Ministério da Cultura – Institute of contemporary Art : Cupertino de Miranda Foundation, Vila Nova de Famalicão; José Malhoa Museum, Caldas da Rainha; Aveiro Museum, Aveiro (PT)


Rijeka Bienal of Arts, Rijecka (HR)


Sete Artistas ao Décimo Mês, cur. by João Miguel Fernandes Jorge, José de Azeredo Perdigão Modern Art Center, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (CAMJAP/FCG), Lisbon (PT)


Benetton Foundation (IT)
CAC Málaga Collection (ES)
Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection (PT)
Carmona and Costa Foundation (PT)
Manuel de Brito Collection (PT)
PLMJ Collection (PT)



Drawing Now, Paris (FR)