José Pedro Cortes (b. Porto, Portugal, 1976) completed a Master of Arts in Photography at the Kent Institute of Art and Design (Rochester, UK). In 2005, he was selected for Photo London – Emerging Artists Presentations and, in 2006, took part in the Getty Images curated exhibition, New Photographers 2007. His work has been exhibited both in Portugal and abroad. In 2011, Cortes was selected for the European Photo Exhibition Award – this work being shown in four museums (Deichtorhallen in Hamburg, Gulbenkian Foundation in Paris, Fondazione Banca del Monte in Lucca, and the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo). In 2012, Cortes was commissioned for the European Eyes on Japan project. He was shortlisted for BESPhoto 2014, the most prestigious photography award in Portugal. He has published several books, Silence, Things here and Things still to come, Costa, A Necessary Realism and One’s Own Arena. He is the founder and editor of Pierre von Kleist editions.

Solo Exhibitions
2018    Um Realismo Necessário, MNAC – Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado, Lisboa, Portugal
2018    Planta Espelho, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa, Portugal
2016    Concreto Armado, Bienal de Fotografia de Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal
2015    Valor de Face, Galeria Pedro Alfacinha, Lisboa, Portugal
2015    One’s Own Arena, Museu da Electricidade, Lisboa, Portugal
2015    Costa, Robert Morat Galerie, Berlin, Germany
2013    Smell of Tiger and Things Here, Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra, Portugal
2013    Costa, Carpe Diem – Arte e Pesquisa, Lisboa, Portugal
2013    Things Here + Empty Yard, CAAA, Guimarães, Portugal
2011    Things here and things still to come, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, Portugal
2011    Moi, un Blanc, Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisboa, Portugal
2008    Like an empty yard(II), Módulo – Centro Difusor de Arte, Lisboa
2008    I Will Not Reveal You,Art Form, Estoril, Portugal
2007    Like an empty yard, Galeria Jorge Shirley, Lisboa, Portugal
2006    Silence, Museu da Imagem, Braga, Portugal
2006    Jose Pedro Cortes: Silence – Photography + Video, White Space Gallery, Londres, UK
2005    I Will Not Reveal You,Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto, Portugal
2005    Silence, Silo Espaço Cultural, Porto, Portugal

Group Exhibitions (sel.)
2020    Público/Privado – Doce Calma ou Violência Doméstica?’, Centro de Arte de Sines, Portugal
2020    Homebound, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa
2019    Um Olhar Divergente, Arquipélago – Centro das Artes Contemporâneas, São Miguel, Açores, Portugal
2017    IN FLUX, Getxophoto 2017, curated by Shoair Mavlian and Monica Allende, Getxo, Spain
2017    Morphogenesis, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa, Portugal
2016    Da Fuga e do Encontro: Inversões do Olhar – Obras da Coleção de Fotografia do Novo Banco, Espaço Novo Banco, Lisboa,   Portugal
2015    COSTA, CGAC – Centro Gallego de Arte Contemporáneo, S.Compostela, Spain
2014    SAAL: Arquitectura e Participação, Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, Canadian Center for Architecture, Toronto, Canada
2014    BESPhoto 2014, Museu Berardo, Portugal; Instituto Tomie Ohtake, S.Paulo, Brasil
2014    Levante, Galerie 12mail, Paris, France
2013    A Arca Invisível, Residência Fundação EDP no Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisboa
2012    European Photo Exhibition Award, Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, Germany; Centre Calouste Gulbenkian, Paris; Peace Center, Oslo
2012    European Eyes on Japan, Vetrinj Mansion, Maribor, Slovenia
2010    Private Lives, Centro Cultural de Cascais, Portugal
2010    Exposição #05: ENCONTRO: entre a paisagem e a abstracção, BES Arte & Finança, Lisboa
2008    Paisagem e Povoamento, Centro Cultural Emmérico Nunes, Sines, Portugal
2007    On the Road: Remenbering Jack Kerouac, Espaço Avenida, Lisbon
2007    FotoFestiwal, Lodz, Polónia
2007    Homos Migratius, Fundação Calouste Gulbekian, Lisbon
2006    A Fotografia Revolucionária, Fundação Eugénio de Almeida, Évora, Portugal
2006    New Photographers 2007, Cannes Lions Festival, France
2005    Intermix’05, Pavillion, Leeds, UK (video)
2005    Crossing Borders – Big M,ISIS Arts, Newcastle, UK (video)
2005    Descubrimientos PhotoEspaña – Proyecciones Santa Ana, Madrid
2004    Colecção Nacional:Aquisições Recentes, Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto