November 25, 2004 - Camden Art Centre - PEDRO CABRITA REIS
November 25, 2004


Pedro Cabrita Reis

24 November 2004 – 06 February 2005

Camden Arts Centre
Arkwright Road
London NW3 6DG
Tel: + 44 (0)20 7472 5500
Fax: + 44 (0)20 7472 5501
E: info [​at​]

Acclaimed Lisbon-based artist Pedro Cabrita Reis (b. 1956) presents a group of new works at Camden Arts Centre, in his first solo exhibition in London.

Pedro Cabrita Reis has risen to prominence over the past decade for a body of work that embraces painting, drawing, sculpture and installation. Underpinning his practice is an interest in architecture as a means of defining territories and a repository of memories and associations. According to Cabrita Reis, architecture has replaced nature as the primary means through which we understand and relate to the world around us. His recent large-scale works typically make use of found, recycled or manufactured materials which, with their references to the everyday built environment, are loaded with memories and associations, both individual and collective.

At Camden Arts Centre a series of connected sculptures link Galleries 1, 3 and the Central Space. In these works, a framework of steel girders is combined with found architectural elements, including panes of glass, a door, fluorescent lighting tubes and a table salvaged from the Centre’s workshop. The exhibition also includes Cabrita Reis’ trademark paintings on glass, in which standard double-glazing units are mounted in aluminium frames, to create works which reference both abstract painting and architectural construction.

Pedro Cabrita Reis has had numerous solo exhibitions at European venues, including Kunsthalle Bern; Le Grand Cafe, Saint-Nazaire; Frac Bourgogne, Dijon; Tracy Williams Ltd., New York (2004); Kestner Gesellschaft, Hanover; BALTIC, Gateshead (2002); Magasin 3, Stockholm and Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Torino (2001). He represented Portugal at the 2003 Venice Biennale with the installation Longer Journeys.

Exhibition supported by:
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
The Henry Moore Foundation
The Portuguese Embassy / Instituto Camoes

Pedro Cabrita Reis is represented by Haunch of Venison, London. For further information on available works please contact Adrian Sutton or Rory Blain on +44 (0) 7495 5050. For further information on Pedro Cabrita Reis please visit

‘Pedro Cabrita Reis: Stillness’ runs concurrently at Camden Arts Centre with the exhibition ‘Francis Picabia: Dots and Abstractions’.

Admission Free
Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am-6pm
Wednesday: 10am-9pm
Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays

Funded by Camden Council

Camden Art Centre
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