New Artists Award 2004 | Fundação EDP

New Artists Award 2004

João Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva


Manuel Costa Cabral
Marta Kuzma
Bartomeu Marí i Ribas
José Borges da Fonseca



Rita Sobral Campos
Cristiano Castro
José Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva
Diogo Pimentão
Nuno Ramalho
Miguel Rondon

The 2004 EDP New Artists Award exhibition was curated by Delfim Sardo, João Pinharanda and Nuno Faria, and it took place at the CCB Exhibition Centre, in Lisbon, between October and November 2004. 



In this edition were selected five artists and the winner was the duo José Maria Gusmão + Pedro Paiva.


João Maria Gusmão was born in Lisbon, in 1979; Pedro Paiva was also born in Lisbon, in 1977. They have worked together since 2001, creating objects, installations and short films, which they describe as “poetic and philosophical fiction”. Their work reveals a permanent dialogue between reality and fiction, humour and poetry, and it contains clear references to historical literature and mythology. They are currently two of the Portuguese young artists with the most prominent international profiles.

The exhibition

Photos: Adelino Oliveira