José Pedro Cortes

José Pedro Cortes (Porto, Portugal, 1976) studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design (Master of Arts in Photography) in the UK.

José Pedro Cortes, in 2005, after 3 years living in London, moved back to Lisbon and was part of Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program in Photography. On that same year had his first solo exhibitions at Centro Português de Fotografia (I will not reveal you) and Silo (Silence), both in Porto, Portugal. Cortes was also selected for the Photo London – Emerging Artists Presentations and, in 2006, took part in the Getty Images curated exhibition New Photographers 2007. Other solo exhibitions include Museu da Imagem (Braga, 2006), Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte (Lisboa, 2008, 2010), White Space Gallery (London, 2006), CAV – Centro de Artes Visuais (Coimbra, 2013), Robert Morat Galerie (Berlin, 2015). In 2015, as part of the exhibition EDIT: Sequence/Meaning, his body of work Costa was exhibited at CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, in Santiago de Compostela.

In recent years Cortes was invited for some projects that include EPEA – European Photo Exhibition Award, with work shown in four European venues (Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Centre Gulbenkian Paris, Fondazione Monte di Luca, Italy, and Oslo Peace Center, Norway), European Eyes on Japan ( with book and exhibition) and O Processo SAAL: Arquitectura e Participação, 1974-1976 , with work shown at Museu de Serralves, Porto and at Canadian Centre for Architecture, Toronto. In 2014 Cortes participated in the event Live Editing Show at LE BAL, Paris, where visitors could produce a book in collaboration with the artist.

In 2014, he was nominated for the BESPhoto award with exhibitions at Museu Berardo, Lisboa, and Instituto Tomie Ohtake in São Paulo, BR.
In 2015 he presented One’s Own Arena at Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa, and in 2016 was one of the commissioned artists for the BF16 – Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira with his installation Reinforced Concrete. In 2018, he had a solo exhibition at MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Um Realismo Necessário, curated by Nuno Crespo.

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Born in 1976, in Porto, Portugal.
He lives and works in Lisbon.

 

EDUCATION

2006 – Programa Gulbenkian de Criatividade e Criação Artística, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, PT.
2004 – Master of Arts (Hons.) Photography, Kent Institute of Art and Design, UK.
1999 – Cinema Studies, Cineclube do Porto, Porto, PT.

 

SOLO SHOWS

2018
Um Realismo Necessário, MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisbon, PT.
Planta Espelho, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, PT.

2016
Reinforced Concrete, curated by David Santos, Bienal de Vila Franca de Xira, Vila Franca de Xira, PT.

2015
Valor de Face, Galeria Pedro Alfacinha, Lisbon, PT.
One’s own arena, Fundação EDP, Lisbon, PT.
Costa, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, DE.

2013
Smell of Tiger and Things Here, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, PT.
Costa, Carpe Diem – Arte e Pesquisa, Lisbon, PT.
Things Here + Empty Yard, CAAA, Guimarães, PT.

2011
Things here and things still to come, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, PT.
Moi, un Blanc, Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, PT.

2008
Like an empty yard(II), Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisbon, PT.
I Will Not Reveal You, Art Form, Estoril, PT.

2007
Like an empty yard, Galeria Jorge Shirley, Lisbon, PT.

2006
Silence, Museu da Imagem, Braga, Portugal.
Jose Pedro Cortes: Silence – Photography + Video, White Space Gallery, London, UK.

2005
I Will Not Reveal You, Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto, PT.
Silence, Silo Espaço Cultural, Porto, PT.

 

GROUP SHOWS (SEL.)

2018
A Preto & Branco na Colecção da Fundação PLMJ, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes, Lisbon, PT.

2017
Morphogenesis, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, PT.

2016
Da Fuga e do Encontro: Inversões do Olhar – Obras da Coleção de Fotografia do Novo Banco, Espaço Novo Banco, Lisbon, PT.

2015
Edita: Secuencia/Sentido, CGAC – Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, S.Compostela, ES.

2014
SAAL: Arquitectura e Participação, Museu Serralves, Porto, PT.
BESPhoto 2014, Museu Berardo, Portugal; Instituto Tomie Ohtake, S.Paulo, BR.
Levante, Galerie 12mail, Paris, FR.

2013
A Arca Invisível, Residência Fundação EDP no Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon, PT.

2012
European Photo Exhibition Award, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, DE
Centre Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris, FR.
Peace Center, Oslo, NO.
European Eyes on Japan, Vetrinj Mansion, Maribor, SL.

2010
Private Lives, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Cascais, PT.
Exposição #05: ENCONTRO: entre a paisagem e a abstracção, BES Arte & Finança, Lisbon, PT.

2008
Paisagem e Povoamento, Centro Cultural Emmérico Nunes, Sines, PT.

2007
On the Road: Remenbering Jack Kerouac, Espaço Avenida, Lisbon, PT
FotoFestiwal, Lodz, Poland.
Homos Migratius, Fundação Calouste Gulbekian, Lisbon, PT.

2006
A Fotografia Revolucionária, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, PT.
New Photographers 2007, Cannes Lions Festival, FR.

2005
Intermix’05 (video), Pavillion, Leeds, UK.
Crossing Borders – Big M (video), ISIS Arts, Newcastle, UK.
Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña – Proyecciones Santa Ana, Madrid, ES.

2004
Colecção Nacional: Aquisições Recentes, Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto, PT

 

PUBLICATIONS

One’s own arena, Pierre von Kleist editions, 2015.
Costa, Pierre von Kleist editions, 2013.
Things here and Things still to come, Pierre von Kleist editions, 2011.
Silence, Pierre von Kleist editions, 2006.

 

CATALOGUES (SEL.)

Fotografia: Modo de Usar, Novo Banco/Documenta, 2015.
Photobook: A history – Volume III, Phaidon, 2014.
SAAL: Arquitectura e Participação, Museu Serralves, 2014.
European Eyes on Japan Vol. 14, Eu-Japan Fest, 2012.
European Photo Exhibition Award, Kerber Verlag, 2012.
Arte em Portugal – A Fotografia Portuguesa, Ed. por Maria Carmo Serén, 2009.
Paisagem e Povoamento, Ed. Centro Cultural Emmérico Nunes, 2008.
Fundação PLMJ, 2010.
New Photographers 2007, Getty Images.
Fotografia Revolucionária, Fundação Eugénio Almeida, 2006.

 

AWARDS

2014
Nominee for the BesPhoto Award.

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Fundação EDP, Lisboa, PT.
Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, PT.
Colecção Nacional de Fotografia/Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto, PT.
Fundação PLMJ, Lisboa, PT.
Coleção Novo Banco, Lisboa, PT.

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Planta Espelho

Galeria Francisco Fino
Lisbon, 2018

Costa in Edit: Sequence/Meaning

CGAC: Centro Gallego Arte Contemporanea
Santiago de Compostela, 2014

The SAAL Process: Architecture and Participation

Museu de Serralves
Porto, 2014