Pedro Tropa
Santarém, Portugal, 1973. Lives and works in Lisbon.

The work of Pedro Tropa talks above all about landscape and is intimately related with the experience of the mountain. Its origins are experiences in altitude, including exercises of hiking, climbing, and confrontation with the terrain hardness and with the air rarefaction in places like Himalayas, Alps, Galayos or Monte Rosa.

Beginning his artistic activity in the early 90s creating video films, Pedro Tropa has focused over time in photography. More recently, also appears the drawing. Photography and drawing participate in his journeys and emerge from the necessity of fixing moments:  a glimpse of something between the fog and a change in weather.

Two moments coexist in the work process of the artist. First, the moment of experiencing the mountain, perceived as a preparation for drawing and for photography. And the time of the drawing, now in the studio, a process in which memory intervenes.

Exhibitions and projects (selection)
2019
Invasor Abstracto, a project osso colectivo, Convento São Francisco, Coimbra, Portugal.
Sonic Geometry - 3rd cycle, Arquiélago - Contemporary Arts Centre, Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal.
2016
Edição Especial, CAVE Atelier, Lisbon, Portugal.
Inquéritos ao Território. Paisagem e Povoamento, Museu Nacional de Etnologia, Lisbon, Portugal.
Paraíso, Galeria IPT, Centro de Arte e Imagem, Tomar, Portugal.
2015
Do we dream every night?, Appleton Square, Lisbon, Portugal.
Os Inquéritos [à fotografia e ao território] - Paisagem e Povoamento, Plataforma das Artes e da Criatividade, Guimarães, Portugal.
2014
João Botelho: I would only believe in a god who could dance, Plataforma das Artes e Criatividade \ Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães, Portugal.
Singbarer Echo, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, Portugal.
2013
Figure of Collapse, Parkour, Lisbon, Portugal.
2012
shapes and forces, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
Movente e Dormente, Appleton Square, Lisbon, Portugal.
Obras do ARCO, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
2011
Hou Negro, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, Portugal.
2009
Travessia. Evidência. O Monte Rosa, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto, Portugal.
Cahier de Cent Dessins, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon, Portugal.
2008
Pela boca do Noitibó, Sala da Rua Rosa Araújo 19, Lisbon, Portugal .
Avenida 211, Avenida da Liberdade 211, Lisbon, Portugal.
2007
Mnemósina, Convocação (Modo Maior e Modo Menor) - Obras de Fernando Calhau na Colecção da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Lisbon, Portugal.
Desenhos e Fotografias, Livraria Assírio & Alvim, Lisbon, Portugal.
2006
O Veado, Museu Nacional de História Natural, Lisbon, Portugal.
Collections
Ar.Co, Portugal.
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Photograph, 2012. Silver gelatin print on barite paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper 
Drawing, 2012. Color pencils on paper