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Art Salon #7
Art Salon #7

Mon, 04 Dec


R. Alexandre Herculano, Lisboa, Portugal

Art Salon #7

You are cordially invited to POR:TA Art Salon #7, hosted by Henrique Peyssonneau Nunes & Nuno Ramos and curated by Rita Almeida Freitas.

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Time & Location

04 Dec 2023, 18:30 – 20:00

R. Alexandre Herculano, Lisboa, Portugal


About The Event


“Frames of Expression: the photography of José Pedro Cortes”

The conversation titled “Frames of Expression: the photography of José Pedro Cortes” will be presented by the photographer.

José Pedro is a renowned Portuguese artist with an impressive career that spans international borders. He will introduce his artistic practice and frame it within the context of photography as a medium, highlighting the challenges that artists face.

José Pedro Cortes (Porto, Portugal, 1976) studied at Kent Institute of Art and Design (Master of Arts in Photography) in the UK. In 2005, after 3 years living in London, he moved back to Lisbon and was part of Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation Program in Photography. In that same year, Cortes had his first solo exhibitions at Centro Português de Fotografia and Silo Gallery, both in Porto, Portugal. In 2005, Cortes was also selected for the Photo London - Emerging Artists Presentations and, in 2006, took part in the Getty Images curated exhibition New Photographers 2007.

Since then Cortes had several institutional solo exhibitions, namely 'One's Own Arena' at Museu da Eletricidade/MAAT, (Lisbon, 2015), 'Costa' at CGAC – Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (Santiago de Compostela, 2015) and in 2018 'A Necessary Realism', a major exhibition at MNAC, the National Museum of Contemporary Art, spanning 15 years of work. In 2022, Cortes presented a selection of works at Paris Photo and, in 2024, he will have a solo exhibition at MAAT, Lisbon.

Other exhibitions included Museu da Imagem (Braga, 2006), Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte (Lisbon, 2008, 2010), White Space Gallery (London, 2006), CAV - Centro de Artes Visuais (Coimbra, 2013), Robert Morat Galerie (Berlin, 2015 and 2022) or Galeria Francisco Fino (Lisbon, 2018, 2021 and 2022) and Escola das Artes, UCP (Porto, 2021).

Curated by:

Rita Almeida Freitas


18H30–20H00, Monday, December 4th

Non-Patrons – €40 contribution to POR:TA Association

POR:TA Art Salons aim to gather like-minded individuals around the arts to share their passion for art, learn from each other, and deepen their understanding and appreciation of this rich and diverse field. Salons are curated by POR:TA Founding Board Member Rita Almeida Freitas.


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