Born 1953 in Lisbon, Portugal – lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
Since the 1970s the Portuguese painter Pedro Calapez is intensively and consequently occupied with exploring painting and its connection and impact on space. The artist approaches places, sites, rooms and transforms them by arranging and installing his artworks in situ. Working on and with different materials, such as metal and wood, his installed paintings are emerging from the space and are immediately reacting on the site itself, by strongly claiming it. The artist’s fascination of finding new forms and a playful investigative interaction with colour, determines Calapez forceful approach on painting and shaped his artistic history. Pedro Calapez exhibited globally and has taken part early at the Venice Biennial in 1986 and at the São Paulo Biennial in 1987 and 1991. His artworks are part of the permanent collection of the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid and the Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo in Badajoz Spain, among others.