1977 · Mozambique
Pedro Vaz was born in Maputo and he lives and works in Lisbon. He Graduated in Painting at Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (2006). His artistic work focuses on research around the themes of nature and landscape, mostly in painting and video installation. Personal contact with the place is essential in his practice, and his projects often include solitary travel, or immersive residences. These two tools have made possible, using a great diversity of natural landscapes, to elaborate on the ancestral separation between nature and human being, in a digital, industrial and urban time.
Over the last decade, Pedro Vaz has developed expeditions and residences in places such as the Tour du Mont-Blanc (Fr, It, CH), the Superstition Mountains (in context of In context of Onloaded residence (PHICA, Phoenix, USA), to Caminho do Ouro (Pivô Pesquisa residence, São Paulo), or to the Amazon Forest (Labverde residence, Manaus).
December 2018 Público Newspaper (Supplement Y) appointed the individual exhibition Azimute, at Galeria 111, Lisbon, in its selection of the ten best shows of 2018, in Portugal. In addition to this one, recent exhibitions to highlight include: Movimento Coaxial, Kubikgallery (2019); Muitas vezes marquei encontro comigo no ponto zero, Casa Museu Júlio Pomar, Lisbon (2019); Second Nature, The Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C., USA (2018); after the shock, the tropics, Luísa Strina Gallery, São Paulo (2018); Supersition Wilderness, Enrique Guerrero Gallery, Mexico City (2017) or Second Nature, MAAT | Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon (2016).