Visual Arts

Horizonte de Acontecimentos

— by João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva

06.06 — 28.08.08
Matadero Madrid

Matadero Madrid
Presented in PhotoEspaña 08

Curated by Natxo Checa, João Maria Gusmão and Pedro Paiva propose for PHotoEspaña 2008 in the room Abierto por Obras de Matadero Madrid, an exhibition based on the hypothesis of the existence of a celestial body located in an interplanetary orbit. The exhibition, designed to profile a metaphysics of place, gathers a series of recent works formulating possibilities for the understanding of a supposed planet that is revealed by its shadow.

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva

João Maria Gusmão (1979, Lisbon) and Pedro Paiva (1977, Lisbon) have graduated in Painting from the Faculty of Fine Arts of Lisbon and exhibited together since 2001. They were awarded the 2004 EDP New Artists Award, and represented Portugal at the 2009 Venice Biennale, curated by Natxo Checa. They held individual exhibitions at the Ikon Gallery in Birmingham; at the Mercer Union Center for Contemporary Visual Art in Toronto; no Kunstverein Hannover; at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco; in the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla y León, in Leon; at the Chiado Museum in Lisbon; at the Graça Brandão Gallery in Lisbon; among others. They also participated in several collective exhibitions, in Portugal and abroad, in which the 8th Gwangju Biennial in South Korea stand out; and the XXVII Biennial of São Paulo. His works are represented in the collections Tate Modern, MUDAM (Luxembourg), MUSAC, GAM (Bergamo), Serralves Foundation, Chiado Museum, among others.

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