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Marco Pires graduated in Painting from FBAUL, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon in 2001. Has regularly exhibited since then. Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. He focuses his attention on issues inherent to the understanding and representation of space. His work ponders the nature and efficiency of language, deconstructing in unexpected ways the codes and expectations that communicate its existence to us.

EXHIBITION CATALOGUES
Slow Atlas, exhibition catalogue in PDF
EDP Foundation New Artists Award, exhibition catalogue in PDF

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2020 "Slow Atlas", Galeria Fonseca Macedo, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Pt / 2019 "Slow Atlas", Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Pt / 2018 "Ilha", Porta 14, Lisbon, Pt / 2017 "Ouvido No Deserto", Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2016 Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Pt / 2015 "West", Galeria Fonseca Macedo, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Pt / 2010 "X Y Z", Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Pt / 2010 "Desvio", Galeria Municipal Paços do Concelho, Torres Vedras, Pt / 2009 "Works on paper", Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2008 "Toporama", Appleton Square, Lisbon, Pt / 2007 "Displacement Maps", Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Pt / 2007 "Rebatimento", Sala Poste-ite, Porto, Pt / 2007 "White Lies", Caroline Pagès Gallery, Lisbon, Pt / 2006 "Magnificare", Sala Poste-ite, Porto, Pt / 2005 "Horizon", Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Pt / 2004 "Paisagem Branca", Galeria Fuga Pela Escada, Guimarães, Pt / 2004 "Lustro", Galeria Consigo, Coimbra, Pt / 2002 "Cell data", Galeria Artfit, Lisbon, Pt / 1998 Cisterna da Faculdade de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Pt / 1995 Ala Sul do Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Pt

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
2021 "In the Kingdom of the Clouds: Artists and the Invention of Sintra", curated by Victor Dos Reis, MU.SA — Museum of the Arts of Sintra, Sintra, Pt / 2020 "Seize The Day, People", Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Pt / 2020 "Anuário 19", Palácio das Artes, Porto, curated by Catarina Miranda, Eduarda Neves, Filipe Marques, Samuel Silva, Simão Bolívar, commissioned by Guilherme Blanc and João Ribas / 2019 "Not Down In Any Map", curated by Joana Valsassina and Leonor Carrilho, The Art Gate, Lisbon, Pt / 2019 "Not for Sale: The Collection of João Esteves de Oliveira", Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2018 “So sieht der Hase”, Annex14 Gallery, Zürich, Ch / 2018 "Variations portugaises", curated by Caroline Bissière and Jean-Paul Blanchet, Abbaye Saint-André, Centre d’Art Contemporain, CAC - Meymac, Fr / 2017 "O Tempo Inscrito: Memória, Hiato e Projeção", curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, works from Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, quARTel, Abrantes, Pt / 2017 "Exodus Stations", curated by Marta Jecu, Museu Carlos Machado, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Pt / 2017 "Prelude to a Landscape", curated by Martim Dias, Galeria Carlos Carvalho, Lisbon, Pt / 2016 "Não Há Folha de Sala", Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2015 "EDP Foundation New Artists Award", curated by Sérgio Mah, João Pinharanda and Filipa Oliveira, Museu da Electricidade, Lisbon, Pt / 2015 "2000-2015", curated by João Silvério, Galeria Fonseca Macedo, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Pt / 2015 "Consequência do Olhar - Paisagens na Colecção Marín Gaspar", Alvito, Pt / 2015 AR Sólido (with António Bolota), Lisbon, Pt / 2015 Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2015 "25 Anos", Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto, Pt / 2015 "Homeless Monalisa", Colégio das Artes, Coimbra, Pt / 2014 "Aires del Oeste", R.O. Proyectos, Madrid, Es / 2013 Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2011 Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2010 Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2009 102-100 Galeria, Castelo Branco, Pt / 2009 Galeria João Esteves de Oliveira, Lisbon, Pt / 2009 "Manifestaciones del Arte Emergente Portugués", Fia, Caracas, Ve / 2009 "Volto Já-Uma Exposição Documental", Sala Poste-ite, Porto, Pt / 2009 "Options & Futures, Works from PLMJ Collection", curated by Miguel Amado, Museu da Cidade, Lisbon, Pt / 2008 "Pattern", curated by Brion Nuda Rosch, Hallway Projects, San Francisco, CA, Us / 2008 "Topografias Urbanas", Galeria Fúcares, Almagro, Es / 2008 "Enganar a Fome", Avenida 211, Lisbon, Pt / 2007 "Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize", LX Factory, Lisbon, Pt / 2007 "Cidades Invisíveis, Works from PLMJ Collection", Faculdade de Arquitectura, Lisbon, Pt / 2006 "Options & Futures, Works from PLMJ Collection", Arte Contempo, Lisbon, Pt / 2006 "Options & Futures, Works from PLMJ Collection", Museu Municipal, Faro, Pt / 2005 "Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize", Palácio Galveias, Lisbon, Pt / 2005 Museu Nacional da Ciência e da Técnica, curated by Miguel Amado, Coimbra, Pt / 2005 Bartolomeu 5, Lisbon, Pt / 2003 Faculdade de Ciências, Lisbon, Pt / 2002 Dormitório do Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Pt / 2000 Armazém 7, Porto de Lisboa, Lisbon, Pt / 2000 "Non-Stop Opening", Galeria ZdB, Lisbon, Pt / 1999 Fábrica da Pólvora, Oeiras, Pt / 1999 Faculdade de Belas Artes, Lisbon, Pt / 1998 Jovens Criadores, Aveiro, Pt / 1998 Galeria do Montepio Geral, Lisbon, Pt / 1996 Ala Sul do Mosteiro de Alcobaça, Pt

BIBLIOGRAPHY (SELECTION)
2019 Pinharanda, João in book "Moderno e Contemporâneo: A Colecção de João Esteves de Oliveira", Lisbon, Pt / 2018 Silvério, João in book "Acervo: 5 Decades of Contemporary Art", PLMJ Foundation / 2017 Rodrigues, Sérgio Fazenda in catalogue "O Tempo Inscrito: Memória, Hiato e Projeção", works from Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, quARTel, Abrantes, Pt / 2017 Jecu, Marta in catalogue "Exodus Stations", Museu Carlos Machado, Ponta Delgada, Azores, Pt / 2016 Rodrigues, Sérgio Fazenda “Marco Pires, Galeria Pedro Oliveira” / 2015 Silvério, João in catalogue “2000-2015”, Fonseca Macedo, Ponta Delgada / 2015 Pinharanda, João “World maps and landscape photographs (for drawings of nowhere)” / 2015 Mah, Sérgio in catalogue “EDP Foundation New Artists Award”, EDP Foundation / Documenta / 2015 Martins, Celso “Ar Sólido” in newspaper Expresso / Actual, 3 Abr / 2010 Matos, Sara Antónia in catalogue “Desvio”, C. M. Torres Vedras / 2010 Oliveira, Filipa “O fazedor de Mapas” in magazine L+Arte, Jan / 2009 Asprino, Alberto in catalogue “Arte Viajante-Manifestaciones del Arte Emergente Portugués”, Fia / 2008 Amado, Miguel in book "Options & Futures, Works from PLMJ Collection", PLMJ Foundation / 2007 Fazenda, Maria do Mar in catalogue “AR: Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize” / 2007 França, Carlos “Rede cartográfica de formas” in newspaper Primeiro de Janeiro, 29 Out / 2006 Amado, Miguel in catalogue "Options & Futures, Works from PLMJ Collection", PLMJ Foundation / 2006 Oliveira, Filipa in catalogue “AR: Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize” / 2005 Faria, Óscar “Voilà tout, Who’s next?” in newspaper Público / Mil Folhas, 29 Out / 2005 Fernandes, Francisco Vaz “Horizon” in DIF Magazine, Set / 2005 Martins, Celso “Paisagem Branca” in newspaper Expresso / Actual, 2 Abr / 2005 Jovens Criadores, catalogue, Instituto Português de Artes e Ideias, Nov

PRIZE NOMINATIONS
2015 EDP Foundation New Artists Award / 2007 Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize / 2005 Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize / 1998 Jovens Criadores, Clube Português de Artes & Ideias

PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS (SELECTION)
PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon, Pt
Leal Rios Foundation, Lisbon, Pt
MAAT Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Pt
EDP Foundation, Pt
Junta de Extremadura, Consejería de Agricultura y Medio Ambiente, Es
José Carlos Santana Pinto Collection, Pt
João Esteves de Oliveira Collection, Pt
Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, Pt
Marín Gaspar Collection, Pt
PCR Collection, Pt

 
CREDITS
Credits for texts on this website, translation by José Gabriel Flores
© David Silva Revés, João Lima Pinharanda, Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, Sérgio Mah, Sara Antónia Matos

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