02/07/2023 – 01/10/2023,

Pedro Barateiro: Crying in Public

, Kunsthalle Münster

Pedro Barateiro, My body, this paper, this fire, 2022, performance, Vitrac, France


Crying in Public is the first solo exhibition held in a German art institution by the Portuguese artist, Pedro Barateiro. Barateiro's diverse oeuvre is not tied to one medium. In his works, including sculptures, drawings, films, texts and performances, he engages with the present state of the world, saturated with information, and the sheer complexity of dealing with this wealth of data. His works question the mechanisms and structures of post-capitalist societies, with a central focus on the relationship between language, image and technology. Barateiro uses poetry as a tool to decolonise our bodies and minds. In a variety of ways, his works address a sense of estrangement in society, as well as that of the individual. His art is characterised by a wistful longing for a perfect place where community and affection innocently confront the wholesale commodification of life.

Pedro Barateiro (born 1979 in Almada, Portugal) works in a variety of media, including sculpture, film, performance, writing and drawing. His work focuses on the deconstruction of Western binary narratives. He had solo exhibitions at the Kunsthalle Basel, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Serralves, Porto, Kunsthalle Lissabon, REDCAT in Los Angeles, Museu Coleção Berardo in Lisbon, among many others. He has participated in group exhibitions such as the 13th Sharjah Biennial, the 29th São Paulo Biennial, the 16th Biennale of Sydney and the 5th Berlin Biennale. His performances have been presented at Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, ZHdK in Zurich, Théâtre de la Ville, L'école nationale supérieure des beaux-arts and Fondation Ricard in Paris. Barateiro organises events and exhibitions at Spirit Shop, a space founded by him.

Opening: 2/7/2023, 12:00 PM

The exhibition is supported by:

The programme of the Kunsthalle Münster ist supported by the Friends of the Kunsthalle Münster.