Pedro Torres

"The image, understood broadly, is always present in my work as a mechanism, tool and concept."
Brasil, 1982

Pedro Torres focuses his artistic practice on issues related to the concepts of time, distance, memory, language and image, using a variety of media in the development of his works and research projects. He is interested in working with these elements-coordinates in a combined and subjective way, where aesthetics and concept are balanced. The image, understood broadly, is always present as a mechanism, tool and concept on which to structure and question certain axes, such as, for example, the relationship between the formation of memory and images, the image in relation to history (time, anachronism) and narrative (language) or the appropriate and decontextualised image. Scientific themes, theories and approaches are also very much present, as well as the need to explore different media and processes and to investigate in a methodological, intuitive and poetic way. He has recently exhibited at the Centre d’Art Contemporani Fabra i Coats (Barcelona), OTR. Espacio de Arte (Madrid), Swab Barcelona, Dilalica (Barcelona), Bienal de Cuenca (Ecuador), Chiquita Room (Barcelona), ArtBo (Bogotá, Colombia), CaixaForum Barcelona, BienalSUR (Casa Nacional del Bicentenario, Buenos Aires, Argentina), Embarrat Festival (Tárrega), NC-arte (Bogotá, Colombia), ARCO Lisboa (Portugal), at Travesía Cuatro Gallery and La Casa Encendida (Madrid), Luis Adelantado Gallery (Valencia), Mardin Biennial (Turkey), Las Fronteras Biennial (Mexico), Blueproject Foundation and Antoni Tàpies Foundation (Barcelona). He has received awards and grants, such as the Blueproject Foundation exhibition and residency grant (2014), the Sala d’Art Jove production prize in Barcelona (2013), the research grant from the Department of Culture of the Generalitat of Catalonia (2013) and the Marcelino Botín Foundation grant (2007), among others. He has been in artistic residencies in Seoul (South Korea), Berlin (Germany) and Barcelona (Spain). Some of his works belong to the collections of MadridAbierto, Fundación Marcelino Botín, Blueproject Foundation and private collections.