Pedro Cabrita Reis | the artist

The artist Pedro Cabrita Reis
Born 1956, Lisboa, Portugal.
Lives and works in Lisboa and Tavira, Portugal.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Venice Biennale,

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For Cabrita Reis, a house or a hut is not a functional building or a critique of our civilization’s failings in the areas of poverty, migration and urban planning. It is a symbol, a symbol for everything, the universe.

Born in Lisbon in 1956, Pedro Cabrita Reis is one of the leading Portuguese artists of his generation. This exhibition will be his first presentation in a German museum since 1996. Cabrita Reis has exhibited widely and participated in numerous international exhibitions, including documenta IX in 1992; in 2003 he represented Portugal at the Venice Biennale. Currently, he is participating in the 10th Lyon Biennale with two large works. In the most comprehensive show by the artist to date, the Hamburger Kunsthalle is presenting around sixty sculptures, including several large-scale pieces, paintings, drawings and photographs from 1985 to 2009, in a display that fills the entire basement floor of the Galerie der Gegenwart…