Pedro de Almeida is a curator, programmer, arts manager, writer and editor who lives and works in Sydney. Since 2012, Pedro has been Program Manager at 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. Curatorial projects for 4A include Temporary Certainty (2018); Dacchi Dang: An Omen Near and Far (2017); Sea Pearl White Cloud 海珠白雲 (2016, co-curated with Anthony Yung), presented in collaboration with Observation Society, Guangzhou; MASS GROUP INCIDENT (2015, co-curated with Toby Chapman and Aaron Seeto); and Beijing Silvermine (2014). Independent curatorial projects include Ian North - Felicia: South Australia 1973-1978 (2013) for the Australian Centre for Photography, and EXCAVATION: The Armory Exhibition (2012), Sydney Olympic Park. Pedro previously held the position of Program Manager at Campbelltown Arts Centre (2008–11) in Sydney’s western suburbs where he worked across a multidisciplinary artistic program. He was Associate Curator and Project Manager of the major three-year project Edge of Elsewhere (2010–12) as part of the Sydney Festival. Other professional roles include developing public programs for Sydney Living Museums (2011–12), and Publisher's Assistant at Allen & Unwin (2006–08), Australia's largest independent publisher.
Pedro’s writing on art is published regularly and has appeared in ArtAsiaPacific, Art & Australia, Art Monthly Australasia, American Suburb X, Broadsheet Journal, LEAP, Photofile and un Magazine among others. He has authored and contributed to several exhibition catalogues and artists' monographs including the prose poem Men and their problems for TV Moore: With Love & Squalor (2015) published on the occasion of the artist's major solo exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne. He is Editor of 4A Papers, an online platform for writing on contemporary art and culture in the Asia Pacific region. Pedro recently participated in Experimenter Curators' Hub 2017, Kolkata, an annual platform for developing and sustaining discourse on curatorial practice and exhibition making through critical discussion and debate.
Photo: 0011-002-2014-POR Gelatine silver press photograph. Caption on reverse: 'Portuguese elections: a Portuguese citizen - seriously ill - accomplishes his duty, voting!' Credit: A.E.I. Noticiosa, Lisboa, Portugal, & Keystone Press Agency, Inc. 170 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010, WA 4-8123. RD 300475 / 200512 J0061 / 113 75.