The Wrong Weather Gallery in Porto plays host to a group exhibition featuring works by Portuguese artists Manuel Forte, Pedro Matos and Ricardo Passaporte. Entitled “Just Because They Don’t Do What We Do Doesn’t Mean It’s Wrong”, examines perceptions and details that, once taken out of context, may provide a new meaning and contemplation. The Wrong Weather Gallery is within the Wrong Weather store at Avenida da Boavista, 754.  The exhibition runs through 5 October.

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Urban landscapes and their inherent complexity are the focus of this examination. Urban or natural details, textures, fragments and landscapes, often considered uninteresting and overlooked, are visualized and interpreted in otherwise aesthetic and poetic nature.

Born in Porto in 1978, Manuel Forte now resides and works in Mexico City. He studied Painting and Drawing at the Kensington & Chelsea College and Sculpture at the Sculpture Academy in London. He attended Arco ́s Painting course and “Gulbenkian Programme of Artistic Creation and Creativity” Videoart’s course at the Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon. His work has been exhibited at the Museo Britanico Americano and Brand New Gallery in Mexico (2015), BWA Zielona Gorá in Poland (2014), No Space in Mexico (2013), Galeria Diagrama in Mexico (2013), Galeria Domicilio Conocido in Mexico (2012) amongst others.

Pedro Matos was born in Santarém, Portugal in 1989. He studied at the Fine Arts University of Lisbon (2008); Arco Visual Arts Centre (2009) and Central Saint Martin’s College of Art at the University of London (2011). Pedro’s work has been widely exhibited internationally, both in solo and group exhibitions in institutions and galleries such as the Coa Museum in Vila Nova de Foz Côa (2015), Underdogs Gallery in Lisbon (2014), the National Army Museum in London (2013); Martha Otero Gallery in Los Angeles (2013); the Goss Michael Foundation in Dallas (2012); University of Arizona Museum of Art in Tucson (2011), and Phillips de Pury in London (2010), among others. His work is in the permanent public collections of the National Army Museum in London, Museu da Guarda in Guarda and Biblioteca Nacional Portuguesa in Lisbon.

Born in Lisbon in 1987, Ricardo Passaporte graduated with an MFA at the Universidade da Beira Interior in 2013 after studying at the Universidade Lusófona in Lisbon. His work has been exhibited internationally in institutions such as the Côa Museum in Vila Nova de Foz Côa (2015), 215 Bowery in New York City (2013), Somerset House in London (2012) and ONO Arte Contemporanea in Bologna (2012).

For more information, visit the Wrong Weather Gallery webpage.

Wrong Weather Gallery
Av. da Boavista, 754
4100-111 Porto

Phone: +351 226 053 929
Email: info@wrongweather.net

Gallery Hours: Monday to Saturday – 14:00 to 19:30

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