Pedro A. H. Paixão: What Is Drawing?

The Migrant Dream

Detail of The Migrant Dream (2015), colored pencil on paper, 29 x 42 cm, Manuel de Brito Collection.

Cornell in Rome Fall 2016 Lecture Series

Pedro A. H. Paixão  is a Portuguese visual artist, scholar, and editor, working mainly with drawing, video, slides, and scholarly research.

Paixão has been developing several drawing projects, including a large cycle of red works on paper, since 2007. His scholarly research is primarily focused on the theory of drawing in relation to philosophy.

Born in 1971 in Lobito, Angola, Paixão works between Lisbon and Milan. He studied painting and drawing at Ar.Co – Arts and Visual Communication Center, Lisbon, and holds an M.F.A. in film and video from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in philosophy, from Faculty of Letters of the University of Porto. His artwork is represented by Galeria 111 in Lisbon, and he's a member of the Institute of Philosophy of the University of Porto. He founded and directs the editorial project disciplina sem nome (discipline without name) for the Lisbon publisher Documenta.