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SOLO SHOW THE GREEN LINE    
CURATED BY LOURENÇO EGREJA

THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE | LISBON | PORTUGAL

This Is Not a White Cube Contemporary Art Gallery presents in Lisbon "The Green Line," a solo exhibition by the Luso-Angolan artist Pedro Pires, which marks his return to the Portuguese capital after more than a decade of a growing presence in the international art scene. The title "THE GREEN LINE" stems from the appropriation of Francis Alys' homonymous work’s name and the designation given to the Armistice border, defined at the end of the Arab-Israeli armed conflict in 1948.

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GROUP SHOW | MUSEUM OF AFRICAN ART
"REFLECT #2 - FRAGMENTS, FRAGILITIES, MEMORIES"

BELGRADE | SERBIA | 13 APR / 31 AUG 2022

The exhibition "Reflect#2 - FRAGMENTS, FRAGILITIES, MEMORIES," held at the Museum of African Art in Belgrade (Serbia) in collaboration with THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE Art Gallery, contains carefully selected works by Angolan artists, representative of what is, in a broad spectrum, the artistic production and intellectual reflection of an iconic generation born after Angola's independence in 1975, following the affirmation of independence movements, the Portuguese Colonial War and the deposition of the dictatorial Estado Novo regime in Portugal. 

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SOLO SHOW AT PRIOR ARTSPACE 
"THE PRACTICE OF EVERYDAY LIFE"

BERLIN | GERMANY | MAR 2022

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ARTIST RESIDENCY @BAI - BERLIN ART INSTITUTE
SUPORTED BY CUPERIOR COLLECTION 

BERLIN | GERMANY | 
FEB/MAR 2022

Artist residency suported by the Cuperior Collection, at the Berlin Art Institute in Berlin, Germany. 

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ZERO NEWTONS EDITION 
CARPE DIEM EDITIONS | PORTUGAL

2021

Edition of 20 skulls made of recycled plastic, to commemorate the 10 years of Carpe Diem Arte & Research project

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SOLO SHOW AT LOUISIMONE GUIRANDOU 
ABIDJAN | IVORY COAST

"DUALITÉ" | 8 DEC 2021 - 5 FEV 2022

With Duality, Pedro Pires signs his first solo exhibition in Côte d'Ivoire and continues his exploration of issues related to identity and stereotypes in direct connection with education, history and institutions.

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AWARD | CUPERIOR COLLECTION | BERLIM
OCT 2021

Pedro Pires received an award from the Cuperior Collection for the sculpture presented at the Biso Biennale in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. The award consists of an art residency in Berlin with a 2 month duration. The residency will take place in 2022. 

More info about the Cuperior Collection HERE

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BISO BIENNALE | OUGADOUGOU | BURKINA FASO
RESIDENCY AND EXHIBITION | SEP/OCT 2021

Second edition of the Biso Biennale in Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. The theme for the Biennale was the book "Ambiguous Adventure" by Cheikh Hamidou Kane, one of the greatest African novels ever written, this long-unavailable classic tells the tale of young Samba Diallo, a devout pupil in a Koranic school in Senegal whose parents send him to Paris to study philosophy. Pedro Pires was in residency in Ouagadougou with artists from Benin, Mauritania, Tunisia, etc, developing his sculpture "Doppelgänger Kit". 

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GROUP SHOW "VIAGEM PELOS MÚLTIPLOS VOLII"
PORTUGAL | CARPE DIEM ARTE & PESQUISA

GROUP SHOW | 10 SEP - 23 OCT 2021

The works that make up this exhibition are a set of works by various national and international artists, from the most varied artistic areas.

More info: www.instagram.com/carpe_pt

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UNINHABITABLE | PADA STUDIOS | BARREIRO, PORTUGAL
INSTALLATION | SEP 2021

This installation shows the remains of "Habitat" after being robbed from the Old Tinco Factory, where it was meant to stay for 6 months. The installation consists of a brochure, remains of “Habitat” and a QR CODE that leads to my website where the viewers can find documentation of the sculpture and destruction.
Visit until March 2022.

Find out more HERE

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HABITAT | OLD TINCO FACTORY | PADA STUDIOS | BARREIRO, PORTUGAL | PUBLIC SCULPTURE | SEP 2021

"Habitat", a new work installed in the old factory Tinco, in Barreiro, Portugal, in partnership with Pada Studios.
“Habitat” is the result of an intersection of 2 volumes: a human body and a tree.

The sculpture is accompanied by a artistic brochure.

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POLDRA | VAN SIZE PUBLIC ART
VISEU | PORTUGAL

GROUP SHOW | JULY 2021 | ONGOING

POLDRA | van size public art
Open to the public from the 23 July, at the Solar do Vinho do Dão, in Viseu, Portugal. Exhibing with Cristina Ataide and Liliana Velho

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JOBURG ART FAIR | JOHANNESBURG | SOUTH AFRICA
GROUP SHOW | 6-12 OCT 2020

Exhibiting with Gallery Momo at the Joburg Art Fair. Showing sculpture and drawing. 

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CHRISTIE'S POP UP EXHIBITION | LONDON
GROUP SHOW | 6-12 OCT 2020

A curated pop-up exhibition including one seminal work from each exhibitor will take place in the Duke Street Gallery within the company’s Headquarters at King Street, on view to the public from 6-12 October 2020. 

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1:54 ART FAIR | LONDON
SOMERSET HOUSE | 8-10 OCT 2020

Exhibiting with Gallery This Is Not A White Cube. 

Over the past seven years 1-54 has established itself as a leading voice in the global discussion on contemporary African art. The scaled down fair will see around 20 international galleries representing a selection of the best contemporary African artists on show at Somerset House as well as online in partnership with Christie’s.

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FNB JOBURG ART FAIR | JOHANNESBURG
NOV 2020 | CONVENTION CENTER

Exhibiting with Gallery Momo at the Joburg Art Fair. Showing sculpture and drawing. 

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ART: AN ESSENTIAL NEED | COLLABORATION
BOOK | MAY 2020

Pedro Pires was a guest artist of this book edition called "Art: an Essential Need". A crowdfunded art initiative by the platform Art And About Africa, that aims to rapidly provide emergency grants to artists living in Africa.

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SIM | LUANDA
Film | SEP 2020

The angolan curator Tila Likunzi, presents a film documenting the installation "SIM" travelling on the streets of Luanda during one day. "SIM" was presented at the 2020 "Fuckin'Globo" edition at Hotel Globo in Luanda, March 2020. The film, entitled SIM, shows the installation being transported onto a van and then travelling to different sites of the city of Luanda. Photo @ Tila Likunzi

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INTERVIEW | RTP AFRICA
RUMOS PROGRAM | 1 JUL 2020

Within the context of the exhibition "Discursos de Decolonialidade" by Gallery This Is Not A White Cube, the TV program "Rumos" of RTP AFRICA visited Pedro Pires's studio for an interview. 

Watch HERE

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DISCURSOS DE DECOLONIALIDADE
GROUP SHOW | JUN / JUL 2020

THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE art gallery presents the group show Discourses of Decoloniality, with works by Alice Marcelino, Alida Rodrigues, Amilton Neves, Barbara Wildenboer, Bete Marques, Filipe Branquinho, Gonçalo Mabunda, Hako Hankson, Januário Jano, Luis Damião, Nelo Teixeira, Patrick Bongoy, Pedro Pires, René Tavares and Rómulo Santa Rita. Curated by Graça Rodrigues & Sónia Ribeiro.

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VIRUS LETTERS | PROJECT | ONGOING

"Virus letters" is a series of statements signed by the Covid19. It imagines the virus speaking to us, comparing, defending and questioning himself before our world. This project aims to raise funds for Doctors Without Borders, specifically to the COVID-19 pandemic response in over 70 countries, including opening projects in new countries as they become pandemic hotspots.

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FUCKING GLOBO | LUANDA
HOTEL GLOBO | MAR 2020

"From the people to the people...Fuck institutions". Group show at Hotel Globo, Luanda, Angola. 

Exhibiting artists: Toy Boy, Yola Balanga, Irish Buchholz Chocolate, Ery Claver & Evan Claver, Flávio Cardoso, Indira Grande, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Kapela, Keyezua, Rui Magalhães, Mussunda N'Zombo, Pedro Pires, Thó Simões, Verkron, Daniela Vieitas, Mwamby Wassaky. 

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HABITAT | JOHANNESBURG
GALLERY MOMO | JAN - MAR 2020

"Habitat" is a selection of works by Angolan born Portuguese artist Pedro Pires. Using mediums such as paper, fire and sculpture, this show is a continuation of Pires’ ongoing research into migration, nationality, and identity construction. 

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14000 NEWTONS EDITION
Editon of 10 photographs, signed | MAR 2020

Edition of 10, signed. Every print is different, each including a handwritten statistic about the migration crisis that has been affecting Europe in the past years. 

BUY HERE

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CAPE TOWN ART FAIR | CAPE TOWN
GALLERY MOMO | FEB 2020

At the 2020 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Gallery MOMO will be exhibiting in Booth A10 of the MAIN section, presenting new works by Adolf Tega, Pedro Pires, Salah Elmur and Stephané E. Conradie.

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INTERSECTIONS WITHIN THE GLOBAL SOUTH
LUANDA | DEC - JAN 2020

GROUP SHOW at Banco Económico, produced by This Is Not A White Cube in partnership with Banco Económico and Gallery MOMO. 

The exhibition presented a dialogue bewteen 16 international contemporary artists.

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SOLO SHOW | AKAA | PARIS
CARREAU DU TEMPLE, NOV 2019

Solo show "Gardens" with THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE, curated by Graça Rodrigues and Sónia Ribeiro. Stand B15 at AKAA ART FAIR.

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LAGOS BIENNIAL | NIGERIA
INDEPENDENCE HOUSE, LAGOS | OCT - NOV 2019

Exhibiting at Lagos Biennial | How to build a lagoon with just a bottle of wine?

Lagos Biennial is curated by Antawan I. Byrd, Tosin Oshinowo and Oyindamola Fakeye. 

INTERVIEW FOR POLDRA

Showing and talking about the sculpture '14.000 Newtons' at Fontelo Park in Viseu, during Poldra, Public Art Project. 

This work can be seen until September 2020. 

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14.000 NEWTONS | NEO-TOPOGRAFIA

The sculpture '14.000 Newtons' is now featured on Neo-Topografia

website. This is a website that organizes and systematises information

regarding public art in the city of Viseu. '14.000 Newtons' is part of the

'non-perennial' collection, as it will be dismantled on September 2020. 

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SOLO SHOW | pH7 INTERFACES CORPO E ARQUITECTURA NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM, LUANDA | JUN/JUL 2019

In this exhibition, the artist proposes not one, but multiple dialogues with the city through the body and architecture. Curated by Sónia Ribeiro and produced by TINAWC. 

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"FREE ENTRY" | FESTIVAL POLÍTICA
LISBON | BRAGA | ÉVORA | APR/MAY/JUN 2019

Are we entering a prison or stepping out of one?

This work invites the public into a space that resembles a prison. We are living in a time that affects us all, in Europe and in a global political changing landscape. This sculpture plays with contrasts, inviting visitors to question concepts such as borders, freedom, public and private space, security and movement.

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ARTBALL AUCTION | NEW YORK
ARMREF CHARITY | JUN 19

Donation of "Yellow Series #6" for ArtBall 2019. ArtBall is a celebration of African cultures - of African art, African music, and African healthcare solutions. 

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ARCO ART FAIR | GALLERY MOMO

MAY 2019 | LISBON

Gallery MOMO is a South African gallery and this is the first time they exhibit in Portugal. 
The third edition of ARCOlisboa welcomes 70 galleries from 17 countries, with a special participation from African galleries and also a new section dedicated to contemporary artpublications. 

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GROUP SHOW | SPACES IN BETWEEN | LISBON | MAY 2019

This show, curated by TINAWC, was divided in three cores aiming to highlight works and practices that focus on anti-racist, feminist, diaspora or reinvention politics, inhabiting architectural spaces, of identity and memory, of affection and imaginary.

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GROUP SHOW | NOT A MUSEUM
PALAIS CASTILHO, LISBON | MAY/JUN 2019

This group show was curated by Manuel Dias dos Santos and brought together works from almost 30 artists from Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. Represented by TINAWC. 

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CAPE TOWN ART FAIR GALLERY MOMO | FEB 2019

At the 2019 Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Gallery MOMO exhibited in Booth A12 of the MAIN section, presenting new works by Akudzwe Elsie Chiwa, Stephané E. Conradie, Maurice Mbikayi, Pedro Pires, and Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum.

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SOLO SHOW | GALLERY MOMO
"SIX OF ONE AND HALF A DOZEN OF ANOTHER"
6 JAN 2019

This show is a continuation of Pires’s ongoing research into migration, nationality, and identity construction. Pires’s position as an Angolan-born, Portuguese-raised subject situates his national relationship in liminal space.

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ARTIST'S BOOK 2018

"EVERYDAY LIFE" | 2 DEC 19

Artist´s book | Edition of 15 signed

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ARTISSIMA ART FAIR 2018
TURIN, ITALY | NOV 1-4

Exhibiting with TINAWC, This is Not a White Cube at Artissima Art Fair in Turin. Showing sculpture and drawing. 

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EXPOCHICAGO ART FAIR 2018

CHICAGO, USA | OCT 28-30

Exhibiting with Gallery Momo at Chicago Art Fair. Showing sculpture and drawing. 

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POLDRA | SEP 2018
FONTELO PARK | VISEU, PORTUGAL

Showing the sculpture 14.000 Newtons at Fontelo Park in Viseu, during Poldra, Public Art Project in Viseu. 

Permanent sculpture, acquired by the city of Viseu. 

Designboom article

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JOBURG ART FAIR 2018 | JOHANNESBURG
SOUTH AFRICA | SEP 18

Exhibiting with Gallery Momo at the Joburg Art Fair. Showing sculpture and drawing. 

CAPE TOWN ART FAIR GALLERY MOMO | FEB 17

Exhibited in the Gallery Momo stand at the Cape Town Art Fair

16 - 18 FEB 2017

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Included in the exhibition with the sculpture "Kaluanda". 

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AKAA ART FAIR

PARIS | NOV 17

Exhibiting with ELA at the art fair AKAA - Also know as Africa at the Le Carreau du Temple in Paris. 

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1:54 ART FAIR | OCT 17

LONDON | SOMERSET HOUSE

Exhibiting with Gallery Momo at the Somerset House. 

LORNE SCULPTURE BIENNALE

LORNE, AUSTRALIA | MARCH 18

Selected for the Sculpture Biennale 2018, exhibiting the sculpture "Everyday Life" at the beach front of the town.

SOLO SHOW "3014,49 KM"

LISBON | EDGE ARTS | SEP-NOV 17

Curated by Inês Valle, "3014,49 Km" is an exhibition about the refugee/migrant crisis in Europe, about Europe and about new demographics.

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GROUP SHOW LUAANDA

HANGAR | LISBON | 22 SEP 17

Group show curated by Suzana Sousa and Paula Nascimento, at Hangar. 

Albano Cardoso | Cristiano Mangovo | Ery Claver | Ihosvanny | Januário Jano | Kiluanji Kia Henda | Keyezua | Pedro Pires

GROUP SHOW | GALLERY MOMO

SEP-OCT 17

"A Continent Beyond", opening 14th September at 18h, a group exhibition featuring nineteen artists who have helped define and redefine contemporary art within and beyond our borders.

DELFINA FOUNDATION ART RESIDENCY

LONDON JUN-AUG 17

Artist residency at the Delfina Foundation in London (UK), supported by ELA - Espaço Luanda Arte (Angola). From June until August 2017.