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"Pedro Cabrita Reis: Stillness"
2004-11-23 until 2005-02-06
Camden Arts Centre
Acclaimed Lisbon-based artist Pedro Cabrita Reis (b.1956) will produce a new body of work for Camden Arts Centre, in his first solo exhibition in London. The work of Pedro Cabrita Reis embraces painting, sculpture and site-specific installation. Underpinning his practice is an interest in architecture and construction, reflected in his recurrent use of found, recycled or industrial materials, such as neon tubing, doors and concrete blocks. For Cabrita Reis, these materials, with their references to the everyday built environment, are loaded with memories and associations, both individual and collective.
At Camden Arts Centre, Cabrita Reis will make a group of works which engage with the architecture of the newly-renovated Centre and the different registers of space offered by Galleries 1 and 3. In the white cube of Gallery 1, he will produce a piece which responds to the recessed light wells in the ceiling, whilst his work for Gallery 3 will react to the very different context afforded by the 19th century former library space.
Pedro Cabrita Reis has had numerous solo exhibitions at European venues, including Magasin 3, Stockholm; Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover; Baltic, Gateshead (all 2002), Frac Bourgogne, Dijon and the Grand Café, Saint-Nazaire (2004). He represented Portugal at the 2003 Venice Biennale with the installation Longer Journeys.