Lives and works in Belo Horizonte and São João Del Rei, Brazil.
Pedro Motta graduated in Design from the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) in 2002. He began his artistic activity researching the close relations between city and individual. In 2017 won the 6ª Marcantonio Vilaça Prize, for visual arts in Brazil; in 2015 the ICCo/Sp-Arte, São Paulo, Brazil (that allowed him to do a residence in Colombia; in 2013 the BesPhoto Prize, Lisbon, Portugal and in 2011 the Ibram Contemporary Art Price and the Residency Unlimited in New York, USA.
Amongst his main individual exhibitions, the following are of note: “Silent Shipwreck”, Bendana-Pinel Art Contemporain, Paris, France, 2018; “State of Nature”, Câmara Sete, Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 2016; Nature of things, 9ª BesPhoto Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal, 2013; “Reacción Natural”, Centro de Exposiciones SUBTE, Montevideo, 2011 and the “27th Salão Nacional de Arte de Belo Horizonte”, Pampulha Grant, Museu da Pampulha, 2004.
Amongst the collective exhibitions he has participated in, the following stand out: “Past/Future/Present”, Phoenix Art Museum, USA, 2017; “Like dust in the win-photography in the MAR Collection”, Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2017; “Les imaginaires d’un monde intranquille”, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Meymac, 2017; “Soulèvements”, curated by Georges Didi-Huberman, Jeu de Paume, Paris, France, 2016; TRIO Biennial, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2015; 18th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil-Southern Panoramas, São Paulo, Brazil, 2013; “1st Masp Photography Biennial” São Paulo, Brazil, 2013; “Panorama of Brazilian Art”, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil, 2011; “Weight and Lightness”, Photoespaña, Instituto Cervantes, Madrid, Spain, 2011; “2nd Bucharest Biennale”, Romania, 2006; and “Contemporary Brazilian Photography”, Neue Berliner, Germany, 2006.