Residency Unlimited


2011 | NYC | Artist

Pedro Motta


Pedro Motta (b. 1977) lives and works in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brasil. He graduated from the Escola de Belas Artes, UFMG in 2002.

Pedro's images address the convergence between precarity, landscape and architecture with preferential themes of decaying cities, constructions and nature. Represented by the Luisa Strina Gallery in Sao Paolo, Pedro Motta has exhibited extensively in Brazil, most recently at Centro de Arte Hélio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Centro cultural Sao Paolo CSP , Sao Paolo and Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia - MAM/BA and Arte Brasileira Hoje, Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, MAM, Rio de Janeiro, RJ.. International exposure includes the 2nd Bucharest Biennale, Bucharest (Romania), the 5th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts, Liège (Belgium) and Contemporary Brazilian Photography, Neue Berliner Kunstverein, Berlin.

In collaboration with photographers Pedro David and João Castilho, he published  Paisagem Submersa, edited by Cosac Naify, in 2008. In 2010, Motta launched Temprano,  a selection of works surveying  13 years of production, supported by Conexões Artes Visuais da Funarte, Brazilian Ministerio da Cultura 2010.

Pedro Motta's  2 months residency is made possible with support from JACA (Centro de Arte Jardim Canadá/Jardim Canadá Art Center).