Born in (1977) Lima, Peru and currently lives in Paris.
The work of Pier Stockholm is on the one hand quite formal, on the other hand he embeds private thoughts and obsessions and subjective stories that boil down to the drama of life. Art is about endurance, about losing faith and rediscovering it. The artist likes personal stories and references and tries to slip them in his work. Over the years Stockholm has developed his own distinct vocabulary. Many of the tools and materials he uses refer to his studio practice. His work often starts with a rule that he sets himself or by drawing a geometric diagram, a colour chart or another existing system. Working on them allows unexpected things to happen. He believes the unexpected is essential for creativity. The artist is keen on universal systems like measurements, scales, and colour charts. He also relies on a large repository of references like (modernist) architecture, history, design, patterns, diagrams, scale, rituals, classification, icons and ornaments.
After studying architecture in Lima he moved to São Paulo to do a Masters in Fine Art at the Universidad De Sao Paulo (USP) specialising in “Poeticas Visuais” at the “Escola de Artes e Comunicações” (ECA). After living for 5 years in Sao Paulo he moved to Paris to continue his studies thanks to a grant from Ecole des Beaux arts de Paris (ENSBA) under the Post Master program, “La seine” .
Pier Stockholm has exhibited in institutions and art spaces such as Paço das Artes (Sao Paulo), De Vleeshal (Middleburg), Casino (Luxembourg), and Espace Paul Ricard (Paris). He has participated in numerous residences such as SOART in Carinthia, Cité des Arts in Paris, MONGIN studios in Seoul, NID in Ahmedabad among others. In 2014 his artist's book "The weight of References" was published by ONESTAR PRESS, Paris.
Education / Residences
2016 SOART residence. Millstättersee, Austria.
2010 Malongen Nordic Guest Studio. Stockholm, Sweden .
2008 Microresidencias Parasit(i)o, in co-operation with MeetFactory. Prague, Czech Republic.
2006-2008 La Seine (ENSBA postgraduate program) Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux Arts Paris, France.
2008 Residence in Ahmedabad, Índia as part of a collaboration between NID (National Institute of Design) and program La Seine at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux Arts Paris.
2007 Residence at MONGIN Art studios, Seoul, South Korea as part of collaboration between KNUA (Korean National University of Arts) and program La Seine at Ecole Nationale Supérieure Des Beaux Arts Paris.
2006-2007 Cité Internationale des Arts. Paris, France.
2002-2005 Master in Fine Arts. Universidade de São Paulo (ECA-USP), Brazil.
2002 Reflection on drawing with Dudi Maia Rosa. Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, Brazil.
1995-2001 Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture and Urbanism. Universidad Ricardo Palma (URP). Lima, Peru.
1998 Contemporary art studies with Prof. Julio Sanchez. Corrientes, Argentina.
Selected Solo Exhibitions
SP-ARTE. Solo Project section with Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer. São Paulo, Brazil.
"STOCKHOLM X CENTRAL DE MAQUETAS". Peana Projects + Studio Aldo Chaparro + Central De Maquetas.
UNTITLED Miami. Solo project with Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer. Miami, USA.
"Do & Hope". Gleichapel. Paris, France.
"Elephant Island". Galería Lucía de la Puente. Lima, Peru.
“Time & Tide (flow wide)”. Galeria Casado Santa Pau. Madrid, Spain.
“Head On”. Lisa Kandlhofer gallery. Vienna, Austria.
“Prismatic”. Casa Triângulo gallery. São Paulo, Brazil.
“USURPATION: Le Folklore”. Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Lima, Peru.
“INRI”. Casa Triângulo gallery. São Paulo, Brazil.
“Prozac Garden”. Galería Moro. Santiago, Chile.
“God (and Le Corbusier) promises a safe landing (but not a calm voyage)”. Casado SantaPau Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
“Stockholm”. Lucía de La Puente Gallery. Lima, Peru.
“Manimal.” De Vleeshal. Middleburg, Holland.
“Santa Cruz.” Casa Triângulo Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil.
“Burocracia.” Paço Das Artes. São Paulo, Brazil.
Selected Group Exhibitions
"MARATHON". Peana Projects. Monterrey, Mexico.
"IF WALLS ARE TREMBLING". Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer. Vienna, Austria.
“RADICAL COUNTRY”, curated by Nanda Janssen at Chateau de La Caze. France.
“OUTER MARKET. HISTORY IN MOTION”, curated by Samuel Boutruche, Francesca Napoli & Ada Kai-Ting Yang. Paris,France.
"ENDURANCE". Galerie Lisa Kandlhofer. Vienna, Austria
ARCO with Casado Santa Pau. Madrid, Spain.
Zona Maco, with Peana Projects. Mexico City. Mexico.
"IDÉES MULTIPLES". Galerie Des Galeries. Paris, France
"A FALSE HORIZON". Peana Projects. New York, USA.
ARCO with Lucia de la Puente and Casado Santapau gallery. Madrid, Spain.
UNTITLED. Miami Art Fair with Rincón Projects. Miami, USA.
“Light / Color / Object”. Super Dakota. Brussels, Belgium.
ARCO with Casado SantaPau Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
“Proyecto Santa Fe”. Curated by RL Platform. Bogota, Colombia.
“Universos Paralelos”. Curated by Caroline Briceño. Geneva, Switzerland.
SOART artist in residence exhibition, Millstättersee, Austria
Artpark Villa Bulfon, curated by Helmut Feier and Lisa Kandlhofer. Velden am Wörthersee , Austria.
SP ARTE with Casa Triângulo Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil.
“Choix De Paris”. Curated by Elsy Lahner. Cité des Arts exhibition space. Paris, France.
“MOTION OF A NATION”, Curated by Antonio Arévalo. V.M.21 gallery. Rome, Italy.
THE ARMORY SHOW with Lucia de la Puente Gallery. New York, USA.
ARCO with Casado SantaPau Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
People In The City . Curated by Rincón Projects + Laura Saenz O'Mara + Melissa Barbagallo , Pop-Up Show. NYC, USA
FRIEZE art fair with Casa Triângulo Gallery. London, England.
“Archi- Chaos”. Curated by Julia Van Hagen - ArtStanding, invited by Kenny Schachter. Rove Projects space. London, England.
ArtBO art fair with Lucía de la Puente Gallery. Bogotá, Colombia.
“Now Or Never”. Curated by Rincón Projects. Bogotá, Colombia.
SP-ARTE. São Paulo art fair with Casa Triângulo Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil.
”Best Of”,. Nathalie Obadia Galerie invites Artfact'Paris. Brusseles, Belgium.
ARCO with Lucia de la Puente Gallery(Lima-Peru) and with Casa Triângulo Gallery (Sao Paulo-Brazil).
“Everyday(s)”. Curated by Fabienne Bernardini and An Schiltz. Casino Luxembourg-Forum d’art contemporain. Luxembourg.
“EX 1000cm2 Art Magazine”. Collaboration in artist-run publication/exhibition. Paris, France.
ARCO with Lucia de la Puente Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
“Visiones del Arte Contemporáneo en el Perú”. Curated by Armando Williams. Galería Lucía de la Puente. Lima, Peru.
“Doméstico 08: El Papel del Artista”. Curated by Doméstico collective: Virginia Torrente, Teodora Diamantopoulos, Joaquín García, Andrés Mengs and Giulietta Speranza. Madrid, Spain.
“Free Dimensionality.” Silver Shed project space. New York, USA.
“Microresidencias Parasit(i)o.” MeetFactory exhibition space. Prague, Czech Republic.
“Double Take.” Salle Melpomène, L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris, France.
“Ici et là-bas.” Curated by Catalina Lozano. Ville de Guyancourt, France. FIAC with ColletPark Galerie. Paris, France.
“Godard.” Curated by Luis Lama. Centro Cultural España (AECI), Lima, Peru.
“Double Take.” KNUA Gallery. Seoul, South Korea.
“Frontera.” Curated by Miguel Zegarra. Galería Vertice. Lima, Peru.
“L’usage du monde,” video “Fly Machine” in collaboration with Keja Kramer. Rijeka Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art. Croatia.
“Urbe.” Curated by Cauê Alvez. Casa Triângulo Gallery. São Paulo, Brazil.
ARCO with Casa Triângulo Gallery. Madrid, Spain.
“AU-DELA DU COPAN: Beyond the Copan, Supernatural Urbanism.” Curated by Martin Grossmann (Brazil), Eduardo Aquino (Canada) and Carlos Cardenas (France). Espace Paul Ricard. Paris, France.
“Paralela.” Curated by Moacir Dos Anjos. São Paulo, Brazil.
“Artista-Personagem.” Curated by Daniela Labra. Centro Cultural Maria Antonia. São Paulo, Brazil.
“Artista-Personagem.” Curated by Daniela Labra. Casa da Cultura de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil.