Pedro Torres

Long-term residency

May 2020 - April 2023

Pedro Torres. Gloria de Dourados, 1982

Pedro Torres focuses his artistic practice on issues related to the concepts of time, distance, memory, language and image, using a variety of media in the development of his works and research projects. The diagram above shows these concepts and the materials used in his work. He is interested in working with these elements-coordinates in a combined and subjective way, where aesthetics and concept are balanced. The image, understood broadly, is always present as a mechanism, tool and concept on which to structure and question certain axes, such as, for example, the relationship between the formation of memory and images, the image in relation to history (time, anachronism) and narrative (language) or the appropriate and decontextualised image. Scientific themes, theories and approaches are also very much present, as well as the need to explore different media and processes and to investigate in a methodological, intuitive and poetic way.

He has recently exhibited at The Green Parrot (Barcelona), Casal Solleric (Palma de Mallorca), Centro Párraga* (Murcia), Casa Seat* / LOOP Barcelona 2020, Chiquita Room* (Barcelona), Errant. Itinerarios de arte y pensamiento* (Old Church of El Pont de Suert), Festival Poesia i + (Caldes d’Estrach), Fabra i Coats: Centre d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona, OTR. espacio de arte (Madrid), Swab Barcelona, Dilalica (Barcelona), Bienal de Cuenca (Ecuador), ArtBo (Bogota, Colombia), CaixaForum Barcelona, BienalSUR (Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Festival Embarrat (Tárrega), NC-arte (Bogota, Colombia), ARCO Lisbon (Portugal), Travesía Cuatro Gallery and La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Luis Adelantado Gallery* (Valencia), Mardin Biennial (Turkey), Bienal de las Fronteras (Mexico), Blueproject Foundation* and Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona). His videos have been screened in different festivals in Europe, South America and Asia. He has received awards and grants, such as the “la Caixa” Foundation Production Call (2020), finalist of the Ciutat de Palma Antoni Gelabert Visual Arts Award (2020), the research grant of the Department of Culture of the Generalitat de Catalunya (2020, 2013), the production award of the Sala d’Art Jove de Barcelona (2013) and the Botín Foundation grant (2007), among others. He has been in artistic residencies in Skagaströnd (Iceland), Seoul (South Korea), Berlin (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain). Some of his works belong to the collections of MadridAbierto, Fundación Botín, Blueproject Foundation, colección olorVISUAL and other private collections. He lives and works in Barcelona, where he is an artist-in-residence at Hangar, Centro de producción e investigación de artes visuales.

*solo exhibition


Hangar Studio Visit 2020

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