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Pedro Cabrita Reis (Lisbon, 1956) attended the course of Painting at the School of Fine Arts of Lisbon and had his first solo exhibitions in 1981at Galeria Diferença and the National Society of Fine Arts.

In an extensive and poetic reflection on images and memory, Pedro Cabrita Reis has used since the 1980s a multiplicity of media such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography and installation, the latter being particularly suited to the issues of space occupation that he has a great deal of interest in. Painting, however, never ceased to be present in his work, materialized through more or less conventional techniques. His approach to the work of art is a means for the development of speculative anthropological, historical and philosophical concepts, which often result in metaphorical creations. Cabrita uses a wide range of techniques and simple materials, such as wood, glass, plaster, stone, acrylic, fabric, as well as discarded and everyday objects.

Cabrita has an impressive international career and his work has been widely exhibited in Portugal and around the world. He participated in numerous and important international exhibitions, namely Documenta 9 in Kassel (1997), the 24th Biennale of São Paulo (1998) and the Biennale of Venice (2003).