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 both Spain and the UK.
EXHIBITIONS, COMMISSIONS AND PROJECTS
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.
From June 2018
‘Happy Birthday’ Stopmotion movie.
‘Exorkismo’ Art installation in collaboration with artist Elara Elvira, Furrr studio.
Art Department. Design of two sets for TV commercial. Client Nike. Grupo Sal. Barcelona
April / May 2018
‘Trying to lay down’
Commissions for private collectors.
Branding project for Ediciones El Drago
Sep 2017 to Jan 2018
Writing, directing and producing a teaser using stop motion techniques for Gigatrón.
Branding project for Jesus Oliver, Hair Stylist & Educator
Creation of a series of portraits for the Collection 2017, AVYNA.
Branding project for Peter Spanton Drinks and Gorilla Spirits
Conception of an art piece for the brand.
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.
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, Lidia de Pedro 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.
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.
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.
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 …). They were positioned in a virtual that felt real, where they could look, but not touch.
‘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.
Commissioned illustration work (Story 02) for Project Maldonado. Echo Location Talent Agency
Solo show ‘TO THE MOON’. Lawrence Alkin Gallery, 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
Solo show ‘BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU. I NEED YOU BACK!’. Into you, London. Sold out!
Tribute to Mari Paz.
Commissioned illustration work (Story 01) for Project Maldonado. Echo Location Talent Agency
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…
Solo show ‘MOTEL DEJA VU, WE’VE ALL SEEN’. ArtRepublic Soho, 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.
Album art work for Wendy Rae Fowler
MAKE SOUP NOT WAR’. So Up and Joiners Arms at Cordy House, London
20/21 International Art Fair. Royal Collage of Art. London. Sold out!
Solo show ‘RECURRING OBSCENITY’. Ink-d. Brighton. Sold out!
Work inspired by the idea of obscenity.
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, Lidia de Pedro and the Peepshow Illustration Collective.
Glasgow Art Fair
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, Lidia de Pedro, Rob Sample, Kaigami, Sue Shaw, Ben Allen, Construct Transparent, David Walker, Jon Braley and Performance Artist Sarah Duff.
Solo show ‘ALIVE&WELL’. 198 Contemporary Arts at 45. Brixton. London
Mural commission. CEFED School in Bamenda. Cameroon
Commissioned work for Amanda Lawrence’s luxury Knitwear design company. UK
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.
‘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, Lidia De Pedro, 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.