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Rafael Raposo Pires, b. 1994, Portuguese.

My body of work consists mainly on photographs produced while practicing dérives made on diverse urban areas. I started my projects supported by the interest on how transformative architecture can be, observing improvised elements that further made me aware of the distancing between planning and how different people use a constructed space. This later evolved into my appreciation for the movement of a body on a certain space, creating video-performances.  Nowadays my work aims to question what do we consider as limits to an urban space, through photography, video and other materials.


Education:
– Master in Multimedia Art at Faculdade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon (2019-Ongoing)
– Post Graduation of Contemporary Photography Speeches at Faculdade de Belas-Artes in Lisbon (2017-18)
– Exchange semester at BTK – University of Art & Design in Berlin (2016-17)
– Bachelor in Photography and Visual Culture at IADE – Creative University in Lisbon (2014-17)

Solo Exhibitions:
Upcoming exhibition at the Gallery of Cooperativa Comunicação e Cultura in Torres Vedras (January – February 2022)
ESPACIALIDADES DE UM PERCURSO – Galeria Banco das Artes, Leiria (September-November 2019)

Group Exhibitions:
REA Art Fair – Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan (September 2021)
Lisboa Capital Verde – Sociedade Nacional de Belas-Artes, Lisbon (June-July 2021)
ART MATTERS 3 – Galerie Biesenbach, Cologne (April 2021)
GENESIS – The Holy Art Virtual Gallery, London (March 2021)
Auf der Laub – Studio Huette, Berlin (April 2020)
MOMENTUM | InShadow Festival – Cisterna FBAUL, Lisbon (November-December 2019)
GRAU DE SEMELHANÇA – MUTE Gallery, Lisbon (June-July 2019)
9ª Feira do Livro de Fotografia – Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa (November 2018)
O LONGE E AS IMAGENS | FBAUL 18 – 5D Creative Hub, Lisbon (September 2018)
X’17 – MUTE Gallery, Lisbon (March 2018)

Publications:
– REA Art Fair 2021 – catalogue, Milan (September 2021)
PEP #3 ‘Public Space’ Magazine – PEP, Berlin (November 2019)
CONTRAST Magazine – Scopio Editions (May 2019)
O Longe e as Imagens – FBAUL Exhibition Catalogue (October 2018)
Cisterna Número 4 – AEFBAUL (June 2018)
NOVA Fotografia 2014_2018 (June 2018)
Cisterna Número 3 – AEFBAUL (February 2018)
Alone Together – Self Published Photobook (January 2017)

Talks:
– Invited by José Luis Neto to present and speak about my work, both at FBAUL and IADE
9ª Feira do Livro de Fotografia – Arquivo Municipal de Lisboa (November 2018)


Mobile: +351 913729306
E-mail:   rafaelpiresphoto@gmail.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/raposopires/