Pedro Vaz

Pedro Vaz was born in Maputo, Mozambique in 1977. He lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

Vaz’s work is based on the subjects of nature and landscape, and he works mostly in painting and video-installation. Personal contact with real environments is fundamental to his practice and these projects often include a tour. His process alternates between immersing himself in nature through expeditions and experiencing the abstracting qualities memory has when working in the studio.

In 2021 he presented the solo exhibition, Num único acorde, at CAB – Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos, Burgos, Spain which traveled to Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Lisbon, Portugal in 2024. He has participated in the following group exhibitions: Loops.Expanded, 2021, at MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal; LA TORMENTA, 2020, Cultural Center Teopanzolco, Cuernavaca, Mexico; O Olhar Divergente, 2019, Arquipélago – Contemporary Arts Center, Azores, Portugal; After the shock, the tropics, 2018, Galeria Luísa Strina, São Paulo, Brazil; Second Nature, 2018, The Kreeger Museum, Washington D.C., USA; Second Nature, 2016, MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, Portugal; Link, Ano Zero – Biennal de Coimbra, 2015, Coimbra, Portugal. Vaz graduated from the Universidade de Belas Artes, Lisboa, Portugal in 2006. His work is in museum collections, at CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal; Fundação de Serralves, in Oporto, Portugal; MAAT – Fundação EDP, Lisbon, Portugal; Centro de Arte Caja de Burgos – CAB, Burgos, Spain, among others.