José Pedro Cortes by Ricardo January 21, 2016 0
(Porto, 1976)

He began to study photography and film at Porto. After a few years of traveling and working commercially in photography, he stopped in 2004 to pursue a Master of Arts in Photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (UK).

Em 2006, após 3 anos a viver em Londres, regressou a Lisboa para fazer o Programa Gulbenkian de Criatividade e Criação Artística (Fotografia)/Gulbenkian Program of Creativity and Artistic Creation (Photography).

He has exhibited collectively and individually since 2004 at the Centro Portugués de Fotographia (2005) as a high light, at the Museu da Imagem da Braga (2006) and at the collective exhibitions at the Deictorhallen Hamburg, Center Gulbenkian Paris (2012), Carpe Diem (Lisbon 2013).

He received the European Photo Exhibition Award (2011, comissariado por Sérgio Mah), becoming one of 3 Portuguese artists selected to produce a work about the theme “Identidade Europeia” and in 2012 he worked on the project European Eyes on Japan, becoming one of two European photographers invited to produce a work for the Japanese townhall of Toyami called “O PROCESSO SAAL: ARQUITETURA E PARTICIPAÇÃO, 1974-1976″ at the Museu de Serralves (Porto, 2014) and at the Canadian Center for Architecture (Montreal, 2015). In 2015 he exhibited his work at the CGAC – Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporanea (‘Edita: Sequencia/Sentido’) in Santiago de Compostela and at the Robert Morat Galerie (‘Costa’) in Berlin.

Recently he was one of 3 nominees for the important  BES Photo 2014 award. He has also published the books: “Silence” (2005), “Things Here and Things Still to Come” (2011) and “COSTA” (2013).He is one of the founders and the co-editors of the Pierre von Kleist editions, having edited 19 photography books. His work is represented in various public and private collections.