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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.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
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, 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)
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)
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 Expresso / Actual, 3 Abr / 2010 Matos, Sara Antónia. in catalogue “Desvio”, C. M. Torres Vedras / 2010 Oliveira, Filipa. “O fazedor de Mapas” in 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 catálogo “AR: Ariane de Rothschild Art Prize” / 2007 França, Carlos. “Rede cartográfica de formas” in 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 Público / Mil Folhas, 29 Out / 2005 Fernandes, Francisco Vaz. “Horizon” in DIF Magazine, Set / 2005 Martins, Celso. “Paisagem Branca” in Expresso / Actual, 2 Abr / 2005 Jovens Criadores, catalogue, Instituto Português de Artes e Ideias, Nov

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

COLLECTIONS
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
Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection, Pt
Marín Gaspar Collection, Pt
PCR Collection, Pt

 
 
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