Pedro Mora
Spain, 1961
Pedro Mora studied Fine Arts at the Facultad Santa Isabel de Hungría in Seville. He worked as a teacher for two years and in 1991 moved to New York, where he lives now. In the eighties he worked as a painter, but at the end of the decade he shifted his activity to a broad concept of installation, which he has still not abandoned. Since his work moves in a highly varied range of formats, the references that surround it are equally varied, with a constant determination to cross apparently disparate territories which, once manipulated by the artist, acquire new interpretations. In that regard, the importance he gives to the idea of "process", in which there is a crossbreeding of science and philosophy, but also the interpretation of dreams or certain projections of the subconscious, reveals his interest in producing a work which calls into question the so-called "limits of art". Mora's work has won several prizes in Spain and he has been awarded grants for artistic creation, such as the Banesto grant or the J. Williams Fulbright Hispano-American Joint Committee grant. Moreover, his works have been shown in leading galleries and institutions, such as the Soledad Lorenzo Gallery in Madrid, the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo in Seville, Fundació "la Caixa" in Madrid and Barcelona, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid, the Centre d'Art Contemporani Santa Mónica in Barcelona and the Museu d'Art Contemporani in Barcelona. Various public and private collections also contain works of his.
Jorge Luís Marzo