Pedro Cabrita Reis

Chiesa di San Fantin, Venice (on the occasion of the 59th Venice Biennale)
Louvre Tuileries, Paris
Poppendorf forest, Gnas

On the occasion of the 59th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, Cabrita is presenting Field, a large-scale sculpture which will dominate the vast interior of Chiesa di San Fantin in Venice. This work consists of an indeterminate grid of steel platforms which evoke the passerelle used during acqua alta conditions in the city.

Complete within its boundaries, a multitude of uniform LED light tubes burn steadily on these platforms, underneath the occlusion of debris that appears to have rained down from above.


Les Trois Grâces

In Les Trois Grâces Pedro Cabrita Reis tackles tradition to bring a fresh take on an ancient theme, widely present in the Louvre’s collections, especially in Greco-Roman art. The marble and bronze pieces in the Tuileries Garden – legacies of the century of King Louis XIV or works imbued with the academic spirit of the 19th century – add a further unexpected twist to this dialogue.

Le Trois Grâces combine three stand-alone elements, all made of painted cork; each element, about four and a half metres high and weighing almost five hundred kilograms, rests on a Corten steel base of approximately four hundred kilograms.



Pedro Cabrita Reis has created a new space in a piece of forest in Poppendorf from his enquiries into space, architecture and cultural remembrance, and into collective and individual memories. This space engages in dialogue with its surroundings, revealing thereby a new reality. 21 benches made from bricks, into which pairs of words are engraved, give rise to a spatial poem.

Assembly/Versammlung is a work of art, a sculpture where people can be together either communicating or in silent contemplation.