After meeting us in Lisbon's oldest café, Martinho da Arcada (The historical meeting point of the likes of Fernando Pessoa and Almada Negreiros in the 20th century), Pedro Barateiro had the kindness to show us his studio in Lisbon, the city where he now lives and works. His former studio was at the now extinct Avenida da Liberdade 211, a building where not only he had his studio but also co-ran an exhibition space called Parkour. His current studio, given by Rua Madalena Project who formerly occupied the space, is now even more central than the former, situated in Lisbon's downtown neighbourhood of "Baixa", It's a big space that he now shares with a few artist friends. Like in the past, the studio will not only be the place for their studio practices and production, but it also has a lounge area and a project room that is planed to have it's own program in the near future.
The Portuguese artist was born in Almada in 1979 and his work has been widely exhibited around the world. Some highlights are his presence on the Berlin and Sidney biennales (2008), solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon (2010), Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland (2010) and Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon (2015). His work is also present in some high profile public collections, like the Deustche Bank Collection, ARCO Foundation, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação EDP and Museu Serralves. We want to thank Pedro for his studio's tour, hoping you’ll enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed the space and his company.
Pedro Barateiro - pedrobarateiro.tumblr.com