Pedro Calapez is a native of Lisbon, Portugal. His work involves architecturally inspired images, installations and videos, but he is best known for abstract works consisting of precisely configured groups of wall-mounted aluminium panels of variable thickness painted with broad brushstrokes of often-colourful acrylics.
Calapez’ work was selected for the biennales of Venice (1986) and S.Paulo (1987 and 1991), and he has been shown at many large international art fairs. Important exhibitions outside Portugal he participated in were in Italy (1991), Spain (1997, 2002, 2005), Germany (1998, 1999, 2006, 2010) and Belgium (2006). His work is present in numerous private and public collections, including the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Maiorca; the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisboa; Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo, Badajoz; Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid and the Museu de Serralves, Porto.