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

 

Pedro A.H. Paixão is a Portuguese artist, scholar, and editor. He studied painting and drawing at Ar.Co – Arts and Visual Communication Center, Lisbon, and holds an 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. He’s a research 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.

 

Since 2007, he has created a broad cycle of graphic work in red, crimson or scarlet. The scarlet 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. 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.

 

 

SOLO SHOW

2016

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)

2015

Do fundo, Galeria 111, Lisbon (PT)

2011

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

Studies in Red, Galeria 111, Lisbon (PT)

2009

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

2007

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

2005

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

2004

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

2003

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

2000

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

GROUP SHOW

2016

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)

2015

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

2014

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

2013

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

2012

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

2007

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)

2003

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

2000

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

1999

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)

1997

Rijeka Bienal of Arts, Rijecka (HR)

1996

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)

COLLECTION

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

FAIRS

2017

Drawing Now, Paris (FR)