Pedro Amaral opens A Sul de Nenhum Norte [South of no North] at the Milreu Ruins
The exhibition A Sul de no Norte, with works by the artist Pedro Amaral and curatorship by Visual Arts degree course, opens on May 14, at the Milreu Ruins, in Estoi – Faro, at 5:30 p.m. The exhibition runs until September 18, 2016.
This event is jointly organised by CIAC and the Regional Directorate of Culture of the Algarve (DRCAlg) with the aim of encouraging interaction between the academic and local communities, stimulating dialogues between art and cultural heritage of the region through the joint development of exhibition scheduling in the Rural House of the Roman Ruins of Milreu, located next to the village of Estoi (Faro).
About the Artist:
Pedro Amaral lives and works in Sintra. With no artistic training, he was heavily involved in illustration in the 1980s and 1990s. The formation, with Alice Geirinhas and João Fonte Santa, of the collective Sparring Partners in 1995 marks his entry into the world of contemporary art, where he has been exhibiting regularly ever since. Painting and, more recently, drawing, have been the media used the most, in addition to video and installation and performance. From the ZDB Gallery to being part of some outstanding exhibitions and dynamics of the 1990s (in collaboration with names and curators/artists such as Paulo Mendes and Pedro Cabral Santo), from solo shows in mainstream galleries to international art fairs, but never abandoning more independent and autonomous projects, such as the Projeto Museu –Casa Bernardo, Pogo Teatro, the Salão Olímpico, the “Atlas Secreto” project or the latest commissions of pamphlet art by João Fonte Santa. His work figures in collections such as the Círculo de Artes Plásticas de Coimbra, the Neo Realism Museum, the PMLJ Foundation and several private collections in Portugal and abroad.