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Pedro Barateiro

Nov 2012 to May 2013
1979 Almada, Portugal

Pedro Barateiro has been invited for a residency of four months in AIR Antwerpen, in collaboration with Kunsthalle Lissabon, Portugal.

"I feel that the relations we create between individuals, ideas, and objects are the reason to build communicative gestures. The shape these gestures can take has always been linked to its transformation by a mediation process. The increasing importance of mediation in our communicational system is something that has been created by a capitalist conception of the wolrd, where the market controls the forms of production. The mediated gestures one produces, for instance in art, are experienced and interpreted by others, and therefore, appropriated and absorbed in all sort of structures. To communicate is a way of understanding that something is lost in the process of communication. By being adapted to different contexts, the meaning of an action, an image or an ideal are transformed and spread to different fields of experience. As an artist, to me this is the time for a kind of awareness and struggle against certain capitalist and ideological constraints." From the text "The Artist as Spectator", written by the artist and published in Peep-Hole Sheet/ Issue #11:

Pedro Barateiro studied at Malmö Art Academy, Lund University, Malmö, Sweden, 2005-06; Indepent Program Visual Studies at Maumaus-School of Visual Arts, Lisbon, 2002-04. He was invited for the following solo exhibitions (a selection): Tristes Selvagens/ The Sad Savages, Parkour, Lisbon, 2012; Today our eyes are closed, Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, 2010; Theatre of Hunters, Kunsthalle de Basel, 2010; Teoria da Fala/ Theory of Speech, Casa de Seralves - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, 2009 and Domingo, Pavilhao Branco-Museu da Cadida, Lisbon, 2008. His was also shown in the following group exhibitions: Ha sepmre um copo de mar para um homem navegar/ There i always a coup of sea for a man to sail in, 29th Biennial of Sao Paolo, Brazil, 2010; Revolutions: Forms that turn, 16th Biennale of Sydney, Australia, 2008; When things cast no shadow, 5th Berlin Biennial, Berlin, 2008.