LIDIA DE PEDRO

Bachelor in Audiovisual Communication in 1999, specialising in Photography and Video Editing. She worked for multiple years as a video editor, illustrator and graphic designer in Spain and the UK.

EXHIBITIONS, COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS

2019/2020

‘SEVEN REALMS. A Draft for Renewal’. EXHIBITION. Factoría de Arte y Desarrollo. Madrid. From the 19th of November to the 6th of December, 2020.

Seven Realms is an art project created by Severa Collective (Lidia de Pedro & María Eva Russo) and inspired by Anne O Nomis. The Seven Realms Arts theory developed in her book ‘The History & Arts of the Dominatrix’; considered the first illustrated treatise on the Dominatrix, was the source of motivation to explore and discuss gender, sex and power subjects from a Femdom perspective. In collaboration with the artist Clara García Fraile who has written a series of poems especially for this exhibition.

Commissioned work for Art on a Postcard 2020. Work in progress.

Logo design for ORIGENNA. ETHICAL CLOTHING

‘EXORKISMO. Death is not the End’

Collaborative project with artists Elara Elvira and Jim Sanders. Work in progress.

‘Happy Birthday’

Stopmotion movie, a Non stop the frame production. Work in progress.

‘Seven Realms. A Draft for Renewal’. PROJECT PRESENTATION

Collaborative project with artist María Eva Russo. The opening was on 27/06/2019 at Sidecar. Barcelona. Work in progress.

Branding project for El Paso Distribuciones

Logo design.

‘EX ABRUPTO FESTIVAL 2019’

The Ex Abrupto 2019 festival is an artistic proposal designed exclusively to be exhibited and recreated in Moià, based on the same opportunities offered by the people: emerging creatives, cultural institutions, entities and collectives; with a careful selection of proposals from national and international contemporary creators. It will be on the 13th to the 14th of July.

‘Office of Donations of Love Stories’

Madrid, from the 28th to the 30th of March. OFFICE OF DONATIONS OF LOVE STORIES with the artist Clara García Fraile in Conde Duque, within the No Sleep Till Brexit program of Sleepwalk Collective…

‘I wish I’m not dead now’

Commissioned piece by The Bass Valley. Barcelona. 290cm by 100cm.

‘Cover me at Dawn’

Commissioned piece. Acrylics, watercolours, Chinese inks, glass paint and varnish on Somerset cream paper, 300gsm, 56cm by 76cm.

‘Traces of Warm’

Commissioned piece. Acrylics, watercolours, Chinese inks, glass paint and varnish on wood, 286cm by 126cm.

Logo design for NVA.

Logo design for LeTissier. 

Logo design and official artwork for Asymmetrical Club Nights. The Garage of The Bass Valley. Barcelona 

Logo design for I am Half Sick of Shadows.

Logo and packaging design for Jesus Oliver, Pangea. 

Cover art design for the sound library African Rainforest, Vol I, Daan Hendriks

Cover art design for the sound library African Wildlife, Daan Hendriks

Cover art design for the sound library Dark Seals, Daan Hendriks

Sep 2018

LP Album cover design for band CAPTAINS, Pure Pleasure. Set Theory Records.

Aug 2018

LP Album cover concept and design for band HYENA, July. Set Theory Records.

Art and make up for video clip HYENA, July with filmmaker Nazare Soares. Set Theory Records.

June 23 – July 21, 2018

WAXPLOITATION STORIES FOR WAYS & MEANS. Group show at Corey Heldford Gallery Curated by Jeff Antebi & Caro Buermann. Los Angeles. EEUU.

May 2018

Art Department. Design of two sets for TV commercial. Client Nike. Grupo Sal. Barcelona

April / May 2018

‘Snow baby’

Commissioned piece. Illustration. Giclee print on Somerset paper.

‘Trying to lay down’

Commissioned piece. Acrylics, watercolours, Chinese inks, glass paint and varnish on Somerset cream paper, 300gsm, 56cm by 76cm.

Feb 2018

Branding project for Ediciones El Drago

Logo design.

Sep 2017 to Jan 2018

Gigatrín. Motosaurio 

Writing, directing and producing a teaser using stop motion techniques for Gigatrón.

April 2017

Branding project for Jesus Oliver, Hair Stylist & Educator

Creation of a series of portraits for the Collection 2017, AVYNA.

Feb 2017

Branding project for Peter Spanton Drinks and  Gorilla Spirits 

Conception of an art piece for the brand.

2017

RUINAS CIRCULARES. 10 years, 100 works

Lidia’s toured several European cities with an exhibition that explored, through 100 pieces, the progression of her work over the last 10 years.

Sep 2016

WHAT IS STORIES FOR WAYS & MEANS?

Illustrations made for ‘The Cliff’ story  written by Alec Empire.

Ten years ago the founder of Waxploitation, Jeff Antebi, had an idea to ask his favorite music artists and favorite contemporary painters to come together and collaborate on original children’s stories for a benefit project.

29 of those pairings make up the 350 page book project called Stories for Ways & Means.

The book includes stories from Tom Waits, Nick Cave, Frank Black, Justin Vernon, Laura Marling, Devendra Banhart, Alison Mosshart and Kathleen Hanna as well as painters/illustrators like Anthony Lister, Dan Baldwin, Swoon, Will Barras, James Jean, Ronzo, Kai & Sunny  and more.

Guest narrators came along for fun as featured voices in short promo films: Danny Devito, Zach Galifianakis, Nick Offerman, Phil LaMarr, King Krule, and Lauren Lapkus.

30 April  to 29 May 2016

Group Show 10 years of Ink-d. Brighton Fringe Festival

FINAL show ’10 Years of Ink_d’

Lidia exhibited among Alex Binnie, Andy Doig, Bonnie & Clyde, Carrie Reichardt, Carne Griffiths, Chris Kettle, Dan Baldwin, Eine, Graham Carter, Grande Dame, Hutch, Ian Hogson, James Cauty, Jon Burgerman, Lady Aiko, Maria Rivans, Matt Smith, Miss Bugs, Modern Toss, Paul Scott, Peter Blake, Pinky, Pure Evil, REQ, Ryan Callanan, Sarah Shaw, Sean Madden, Stanley Donwood,Tim Fawcett and Trafford Parsons.

May 2016

Commissioned work in collaboration with Me and the Machine for At Home, Home Live Art, Angel House, Brighton Festival

‘Europe is living a celebration’, a multimedia fable, a kinetic sculpture about belonging, safety, paranoia and ‘preventive violence’ that you can look at, but not touch.

Sep 2015

Commissioned work for Art on a Postcard

Art on a Postcard raised money for The Hepatitis C Trust through an annual secret postcard auction and ‘postcard lotteries’ which occured throughout the year. They have worked with well established artists such as Peter Blake, Damien Hirst, Harland Miller, Gavin Turk, Rachel Howard, Gilbert and George, Polly Morgan and Cecily Brown and emerging talent such as David Shillinglaw, Hayden Kays and Daisy Cook as well as urban artists, Ben Eine, Pure Evil and Inkie.

Jan 2015

Artist Residency at The Center for Art and Design Ses Voltes. Palma de Mallorca

Production and development of the project ‘Greetings from the Desert’. This work was the second collaboration between Me and the Machine and  Lidia de Pedro.

‘Greetings from the Desert’ consisted of a series of four kinetic audiovisual installations each set up on a different ordinary door. A video screen on the backside of each spy-hole, basic loudspeakers and a synchronized ‘mechanical knocker’ created a strong illusion of insurmountable physical proximity and impossible intimacy between the two persons on each side of the door (you and …).

Nov 2014

‘X ES BUENO’. Palma de Mallorca

Project developed on a residency at Can Tiró in collaboration with Clara García Fraile (Me and the Machine).

“X es bueno” was a site specific archive of fictional documentation for the farm of Can Tiro.

An audio walk through pigsties, stables, horse cemeteries, a desert and an enchanted forest, leading into a cellar, papered in photographs.  A rhizomatic piece of visual, philosophical and auditive memory of resistance, dreams, readings, lives and deaths. A few weeks later, inhabitants got evicted, doors locked and forests cut down.

Mar 2014

Commissioned illustration work (Story 02) for Project Maldonado. Echo Location Talent Agency. London

Sep 2014

Solo show ‘TO THE MOON’. Rhodes Contemporary Art. London

The paintings, light installation, mirrors, visuals and sound illustrated our relationship to money and power, and attempted to deconstruct the complex narratives and systems that lie behind these concepts. The sound represented the chaos, fear and unbridled optimism. Multiple animalistic calls altogether described the nature in which humans trade.

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

LONDON ART FAIR. Art Republic

Dec 2012

Solo show ‘BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU. I NEED YOU BACK!’. Into you, London. Sold out!

Tribute to Mari Paz.

Oct 2012

Commissioned illustration work (Story 01) for Project Maldonado. Echo Location Talent Agency. London

Jun 2012

BT Art Box. Celebrating 25 Years of Childline

Collective Lidia de Pedro & Fee Fee La Fou. ‘The Smile of a Tear’.

Our phone box was briefly displayed in Trafalgar Square, before being moved to Covent Garden’s East Colonnade Market, where it stayed for the duration of the marketing campaign.

There were 86 phone boxes in total, each customized by reputable artists from a wide cross section of the Arts, including Sir Peter Blake, The Prodigy, David Mach, Giles Deacon, Basso & Brooke, Zandra Rhodes & Julien Macdonald…

Nov 2011

Solo show ‘MOTEL DEJA VU, WE’VE ALL SEEN’. Rhodes Contemporary Art. London. Sold out!

The installation consisted of 13 paintings and a sound scape created from recordings and designed sounds which represent elements from the art works, to develop a further sense of immersion in their subjects and themes.

Apr 2011

Album art work for Wendy Rae Fowler

Feb 2011

‘MAKE SOUP NOT WAR’. So Up and Joiners Arms at Cordy House, London

Feb 2011

20/21 International Art Fair. Royal Collage of Art. Liberty Gallery. London. Sold out!

Jul 2010

Solo show ‘RECURRING OBSCENITY’. Ink-d. Brighton. Sold out!

Work inspired by the idea of obscenity.

May 2010

‘A to B’. Boxbird. Brighton

Over 30 artists from across the globe for one of the Brighton Fringe Festival’s most eagerly anticipated exhibitions with new and exclusive work by Jon Burgerman, Graham Carter and the Peepshow Illustration Collective.

Apr 2010

Glasgow Art Fair. Liberty Gallery. London

Apr 2010

Art Event. Geisha Arts. Brighton. Sold out!

Artists include: Goldie, Matt Small, Zac Walsh, Mau Mau, Lucas Price, Byroglyphics, Dan Baldwin, Best Ever Crew, Henrijs Preiss, Rob Sample, Kaigami, Sue Shaw, Ben Allen, Construct Transparent, David Walker, Jon Braley and Performance Artist Sarah Duff.

Mar 2010

Solo show ‘ALIVE&WELL’. 198 Contemporary Arts at 45. Brixton. London

Nov 2009

Mural commission. CEFED School in Bamenda. Cameroon

Sep 2009

Commissioned work for Amanda Lawrence’s luxury Knitwear design company. UK

Jun 2009

Solo show ‘THE BEST MAN’. Ink-d. Brighton. Sold out!

The show included 14 original pieces and prints. All work with engaging titles such as Flower Power, My Sweetie, The Blood Sucker, The Eating Machine and Give Me Poison I Want to Die.

Nov 2008

‘SAINTS AND SINNERS’. St Martin’s Lane hotel. London. Sold out!

Artists on show included Adam 5100, AME72, Asbestos, Blek Le Rat, Brokencrow, C215, Charming Baker, D*Face, Dolk, Eine, Johan Andersson, Logan Hicks, Mau Mau, MissBugs, Mr Brainwash, Nick Georgiou, Nick Walker, Peter Kennard & Cat Picton-Phillipps, Pinky, Pure Evil, Static, Sten & Lex and Zachary Walsh.