Biography

Graduated in Performing Arts Direction by the Lisbon Theatre and Film School (ESTC). Advanced Course in Visual Arts at the Maumaus School of Visual Arts (Lisbon, PT)

Pedro Valdez Cardoso exhibits regularly since 2001. His work, with a greater focus on sculpture and installation, focuses mainly on issues related to identity (social, sexual and cultural), in a constant relationship between poetics and politics.

He is represented in several national and international collections, namely: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Carmona e Costa Foundation, Arquipélago - Contemporary Arts Centre, IVAM - Valencian Institute of Modern Art, DA2 Salamanca or Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Gas Natural Fenosa, Coruña. 





Solo Exhibitions

  • 2023 PAGAN DAYS, NO·NO (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2023 The order of today is the disorder of tomorrow, Art centre of S. João da Madeira (S. João da Madeira, PT)
  • 2022 Um nó na garganta, Espaço 531 – Fernando Santos Gallery (Porto, PT)
  • 2022 Luvas Brancas, Fernando Santos Gallery (Porto, PT)
  • 2020 Promenade au désert, José Malhoa Museum (Caldas da Rainha, PT)
  • 2020 177, 26 km, 7 Gallery (Coimbra, PT)
  • 2020 O Filho do Caçador, Appleton Box, Appleton Square (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 Frutos e Ossos, Galeria águas livres 8 (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 Sob o Signo de Saturno, QUARTEL – Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection (Abrantes, PT)
  • 2018 No meio do caminho tinha um osso, tinha um osso no meio do caminho, Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, Fundação PT (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 O maior espetáculo do mundo, Fernando Santos Gallery (Porto, PT)
  • 2017 História da vida privada, 111 Gallery (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2017 Esfinge, Colégio das Artes, University of Coimbra (Coimbra, PT)
  • 2016 Margens, Caroline Pagès Gallery (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2016 Cada Dia, Money Museum, Bank of Portugal (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2015 Ártico: Narrativa e Fantasmática, CIAJG - International Art Centre José de Guimarães (Guimarães, PT)
  • 2014 Non Dominis (Ciclo Santa Cruz), CAPC - Plastic Arts Circle of Coimbra (Coimbra, PT)
  • 2014 The Devil's Breath - Part III (H is for Hunger), MACE - Elvas Contemporary Art Musem (Elvas, PT)
  • 2014 This Order, Projecto Travessa da Ermida at MAP, Popular Art Museum (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2013 Discurso do Método, IVAM - Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, (Valencia, ES)
  • 2013 Pedra que tola não cria limo, Galeria do Parque / EDP Foundation (Vila Nova da Barquinha, PT)
  • 2012 Hic Sunt Dracones, Julio Resende Foundation (Porto, PT)
  • 2011 O peso da história, National Museum Soares dos Reis (Porto, PT)
  • 2011 Les Dresseurs, Galeria Presença (Porto, PT)
  • 2010 In order for everything to stay the same, everything must change, Emmerico Nunes Cultural Centre & Museum of Sines (Sines, PT)
  • 2009 Mme. Pompadour Voyage en Afrique, Bacelos Gallery (Vigo, ES)
  • 2008 Mise-en-scène, Reflexus Gallery - project room (Porto, PT)
  • 2007 Crude, Pavilhão Branco (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2007 Jogos de Caça, Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2006 Livro de Actos, Emmerico Nunes Cultural Centre (Sines, PT)
  • 2005 Areias Movediças, Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2005 AC#6 (with Maria Lusitano), , Arte Contempo (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2002 Glare, Sala do Veado, Museum of Natural History (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2001 Ca(u)sas, Galeria Zé dos Bois (Lisbon, PT)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2023 Bons, menos bons e outros sobreviventes, curated by João Silvério, PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2022 (Im)materiality, CAA – Centro de Artes de Águeda (Águeda, PT)
  • 2022 O inesperado e esplenderoso salon (do Rego), curated by Sérgio Fazenda Rodrigues, Ateliê do Rego (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2022 15 Anos de MACE - Aqui Somos Rede, PLMJ Foundation Collection, MACE (Elvas, PT)
  • 2022 Chausseurs de Tempêtes, curated by Alice Bonnot, Centre d’Art Contemporain Passerelle (Brest, FR)
  • 2022 Chasseurs de Tempêtes, Galeria Porta 33 (Funchal, PT)
  • 2022 Amanhã (w/ Nuno Sousa Vieira), Espaço 531 – Fernando Santos Gallery (Porto, PT)
  • 2021 Fotoutopia: Construções Imaginárias , BF20 – Vila Franca de Xira Photography Biennial (Vila Franca de Xira, PT)
  • 2020 Arte em São Bento 2020 - Col. Figueiredo Ribeiro, São Bento Palace, Official Residency of the Prime Ministre (Lisboa, PT)
  • 2019 Pontes Aladas, Gallery of the Official Residency of the Portuguese Consul of Macau and Hong Kong (Macau, CH)
  • 2019 O Fio Invisível, UCCLA (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2019 Studiolo XXI, Eugénio de Almeida Foundation (Évora, PT)
  • 2018 Saudade: unmemorable place in time, Museu Colecção Berardo (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 289, A Project by Pedro Cabrita Reis, curated by Pedro Cabrita Reis, Solar das Pontes de Marchil (Faro, PT)
  • 2018 Pensar em grande, CAMB - Centro de Arte Manuel de Brito (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 @BRITISHBAR#12, curated by Pedro Cabrita Reis, British Bar (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2018 Prazer do espírito e do olhar - paisagem e viagem em arte portuguesa da colecção Arquipélago, Graciosa Museum (Ilha da Graciosa, PT)
  • 2018 Saudade: unmemorable place in time, Fosun Foundation (Shangai, CH)
  • 2017 Prazer do espírito e do olhar - paisagem e viagem em arte portuguesa da colecção Arquipélago, Public Library and Regional Archive (Horta, PT)
  • 2017 RrEVOLUÇÃO, Colégio das Artes, University of Coimbra (Coimbra, PT)
  • 2016 Portugal, Portugueses, Afro-Brasil Museum (Sao Paulo, BR)
  • 2016 Portugal em Flagrante, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, PT)
  • 2016 PERIPLOS – Arte Português de Hoy, , CAC - Centro de Arte Contemporaneo (Malaga, ES)
  • 2016 BOOK, CAV Centro de Artes Visuais (Coimbra, PT)
  • 2016 CCEN Três Décadas: Diálogos Intemporais, Centro de Artes de Sines (Sines, PT)
  • 2016 MATERIAIS TRANSITÓRIOS – Núcleo de Escultura da Colecção da Fundação PLMJ, Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes (Lisbon, PT)

Awards

  • 2023 Lugares de la Memoria (Acquisition Prize), ArtSalamanca (Salamanca, ES)
  • 2009 Burgal-Emerging Artists Prize (nominated), ARCO Madrid (Madrid, ES)
  • 2008 X Union Fenosa International Show (3rd Prize), Union Fenosa (A Coruña, ES)
  • 2005 V City Desk Sculpture Prize , D. Luís I Foundation (Cascais, PT)

Collections

  • National Contemporary Art Collection (Lisbon, PT)
  • Arquipélago – Contemporary Art Centre (Ribeira Grande, PT)
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, PT)
  • IVAM – Valencian Institute of Modern Art (Valencia, ES)
  • Caixa Geral de Depósitos (Lisbon, PT)
  • PLMJ Foundation (Lisbon, PT)
  • Carmona e Costa Foundation (Lisbon, PT)
  • Portuguese Communications Foundation (Lisbon, PT)
  • D. Luís I Foundation (Cascais, PT)
  • DA2 - DOMUS ARTIUM 2002 (Salamanca, ES)
  • Show Museum (S. João da Madeira, PT)
  • Gas Natural Fenosa Contemporary Art Museum (A Coruña, ES)
  • MUDAS - Contemporary Art Museum of Madeira (Calheta, PT)
  • Cultural Centre Emmerico Nunes (Sines, PT)
  • Municipal Museum of Faro (Faro, PT)
  • CAPC - Plastic Arts Circle of Coimbra (Coimbra, PT)
  • QUARTEL – Figueiredo Ribeiro Collection (Abrantes, PT)
  • Norlinda e José Lima Collection (S. João da Madeira, PT)
  • Marim.Gaspar Collection (Alvito, PT)
  • Manuel de Brito Collection (Lisbon, PT)
  • Alberto Caetano Collection (Lisbon, PT)
  • Municipality of Lisbon (Lisbon, PT)
  • Municipality of Óbidos (Óbidos, PT)
  • EMAC – Environment Company of Cascais (Cascais, PT)