Born in 1952,
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, into of a family of diplomats, Pedro Wrede’s
artistic apprenticeship consequently occurred in diverse cultural environments.
He was introduced at the age of 12 to the art of painting in Panama by the
local artist Sinclair, but is work has been profoundly influenced by the 12
years he lived in Uruguay. From 1970 to 1974 Pedro Wrede studied with Alceu
Ribeiro, who in 1934 joined Torres-García's Asociación de Arte
Constructivo. He continued his studies with Juan Storm between 1976 and 1979,
and finally - from 1979 to 1983 - with Guillermo Fernández who was
a part of the Taller Torres-García. He then decided to live and work
in Spain where he remained until 1992, when he returned to his native Brasil.
His first solo exhibition occurred in Brasilia in 1973 (Galeria Gastal). Between 1989 and 1992 he participated in several exhibitions in Europe: Group exhibitions in Spain – Casa de Cultura de Alcobendas and Galeria Lagasca, both in Madrid – and in Switzerland – Europ’art in Geneva – ; and solo exhibitions in Portugal –- Galeria Trinidade / O Porto –, and in Spain – Interarte / Valencia, Galeria Soloarte / La Coruña, Galeria Almirante / Madrid.
After his return to Brazil, Pedro Wrede participated in the 13th edition of the Salão Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Rio de Janeiro, and held a number of individual exhibitions: Galeria Tina Zappoli (Porto Alegre), Galeria Acaiaca (Curitiba), Galeria Portal (São Paulo), Galeria Manoel Macedo (Belo Horizonte) and at the Espaço Cultural dos Correios in Rio de Janeiro.
He presently lives and works in a quiet spot in the mountain range in the vicinity of Rio de Janeiro.