Pedro Sequeira

Objects which bare no power


Baudrillard appoints the body as “... the most beautiful, precious and resplendent of all objects”. If I say the world is the experience of the body, I put it in its heart and all things are fractions of that experience.

In this very brief entry I already put relevant questions to think about work in the field of artistic practice: attention to the body as mediator, its performativity, and the idea of fragmentation, i.e. the construction of thought from isolated moments, discontinued.

Jewellery, whose purpose I consider semi-functional, is an attention on the matter and form or on the material and shape, and that since the second half of the twentieth century, raised a greater attention to the encoding and conscious action on the body, or the body acting on the object, because both directions are reciprocal in building a system of languages . But before becoming an object with an almost functional purpose (or jewelry, or object to be seen in the mass of the human body) is a set of matter or materials, codes enhancers that activate other meanings and other languages.
Pedro Sequeira


About the artist:
B. in 1976 in Cinfães, Portugal. Lives and works in Porto, Portugal. Graduated from the Centro de Joalharia do Porto in Portugal, 1995-1998 (Jewellery Course) and the Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Monachium, Niemcy, 2001-2007 (Class of Prof. Otto Künzli). After studied photography at Instituto Português de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal. Currently studies at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the Porto University, Portugal. Works in collections of the Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland and Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Participant of many exhibition, recently:
2010 - LINGAM, Catharijneconvent Museum, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2009 - PrintOut, Dos Leões Gallery, Porto, Portugal
2008 - Kolovrat concept store, Lisboa, Portugal
2008 - Des Wahnsinns Fette Beute, The New Collection - Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich, Germany
2007 - Impressions on Portuguese Contemporary Jewellery, LandskronSchneidzik Gallery,
Nürnberg, Germany
2007 - 2nd skin , Johan S. Gallery, Helsinki, Finland; Villa Bengel, Idar-Oberstein, Germany
2006 - Quando o lobo mau deixa a floresta, Shibuichi Gallery, Portugal - solo exhibition
2006 - el Basilisco, Buenos Aires, Argentina
2005 - Aufgebockt, Akademie der Bildenden Künste München, Germany
2005 - Tat Ort – Tat Wort, Marzee Gallery, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2005 - 14th Internatinal Silverart Competition DECONSTRUCTION - RECONSTRUCTION , Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland
2004 - Is there really cat in catfood?, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany
2004 - Contact, Mobília Gallery, Boston, USA
2004 - SOFA, Contemporary Art Fair, New York, USA

Frequently awarded, recently:
2009 - 3rd Prize for Young Craftsman 2009, Munich, Germany
2007/08 - scholarship of the Instituto de Emprego e Formação Profissional, Portugal
2006 - scholarship of the Akademie Verein, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich, Germany
2005 - 3rd Prize in 14th Internatinal Silverart Competition DECONSTRUCTION - RECONSTRUCTION , Gallery of Art, Legnica, Poland
2000 - Jovens Criadores 01, Portugal
2001 - scholarship of the Instituto de Arte Contemporânea, Portugal
1999 - FabricArte, Câmara Municipal de Matosinhos, Portugal



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Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER 2020