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Lot 51

Pedro David (Brazil)

Optical Bottle, from the series 360 Square Meters, 2013

Mineral ink jet print, Baryta paper, Edition 1/5
25 5/8 x 31 1/2 (60 x 80 cm), signed in pen on front

Courtesy of the artist

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Artist Bio

DPedro David was born in Brazil in 1977. He completed his B.A. in journalism at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, in 2001, and he attended graduate school in contemporary fine arts at the Escola Guignard, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Brazil. He has dedicated himself to exploring the diverse relationships between people and their environment. He has published numerous books: Underwater Landscape (São Paulo: Cosac Naify, 2008); The Garden (Salvador, Brazil: Funceb, 2012); Route Root (Fortaleza, Brazil: Tempo d’Imagem, 2013); and Catharsis Phase (Belo Horizonte, Brazil: self-published, 2014). His works are part of the collections of the Musée du quai Branly, Paris; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil; Museu Nacional da República, Brasília, Brazil; and Minas Gerais State Museum, Belo Horizonte, Brazil. David’s work 360 Square Meters was awarded the Marc Ferrez Prize by the Brazilian Art Foundation (Funarte) in 2012. He completed a Photoquai residency at the Musée du quai Branly, Paris, in 2012 and received the first Nexo Foto Prize in Spain in 2014. He has participated in many group exhibitions in Brazil and abroad since 1999, including the Noorderlicht Photofestival (2005, 2008, and 2009), Groningen, the Netherlands; 5th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts (2006), Liége, Belgium; Fotoseptiembre (2011), Mexico City; Generation 00: New Brazilian Photography (2011), SESC Belenzinho, São Paulo; the Latin American artist exhibition Esquizofrenia Tropical (2012) at PHotoEspaña, Madrid; Photoquai (2013), Paris; and the Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) 1st International Photography Biennial (2013), São Paulo and Curitiba, Brazil.
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