Pedro Pires

Pedro Pires explores the concept of identity and stereotypes in direct relation to education, history, and institutions.

This particular interest comes from his personal experience as an Angolan and Portuguese citizen. The artist explores his political, social, and economic identity and position in these two countries and continents, drawing parallels with other realities.

It uses different everyday media, techniques, and objects from different contexts that are heavily utilitarian and mass-produced to build various figurative and conceptual meanings of identity in different societies.

He creates sculptures and installations using mass-production material and paper works (paper sculptures), where anthropomorphic forms emerge from partially destroyed material, playing with concepts of destruction and reconstruction.