10 Greene Street, 4th Floor, New York
T. 212 219 9941

Pedro Barrail

1964 - 
Nationality: Paraguayan

Pedro Barrail was born in 1964 in Asuncion, Paraguay. In 1986, Barrail received his Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts from Miami-Dade Community College, and in 1988 graduated from the University of Miami School of Architecture with a Bachelor's degree in Architecture. Barrail capped his education with a Master's degree in Architecture and in Urban & Town Design in 1991. Barrail's hand-crafted pieces evoke the tradition of the Amazon as well as contemporary furniture design. His wooden furniture is sent to the Amazon, where it receives authentic burned tattoos from a secluded tribe. The tatoos represent the visual language and narrative of the tribe's history. Pedro's collection includes breakfast table, chairs, bar stools, and foot rests, which are part of private and public collections internationally.

Exhibitions

1997 Group show “Four Architecture Studios from Paraguay” at the University of Pretoria, South Africa.Won the first prize in a fine arts competition in Asunción, Paraguay. First solo show of paintings and objects titled “UNO” at Galeria Fabrica in Asunción, Paraguay. Designs and builds CASA H.

1998 Group show of photography called “Nuevas Miradas” in Asunción, Paraguay. Group show “Diseño Contemporáneo” of furniture and objects in the gallery Modus Vivendi in Asunción, Paraguay.

1999 Group show “Emerging Arts of Latin America & the Caribbean” in Paris, France. Second solo show of paintings and installations “DOS” at the gallery Lamarca Asunción, Paraguay.
Art Fair “Stampa” in Madrid, Spain.

2000 “II Bienal de Arte BA de Grabados,” Buenos Aires, Argentina. “I Bienal Argentina de Grafica Latinoamericana,” Buenos Aires, Argentina. Solo show “TRES” at Galería Fabrica in Asunción, Paraguay. “VII Bienal de la Havana,” Cuba.

2001 “III Bienal del Mercosur, Porto Alegre,” Brasil. Group show “Building Through Time” at The University of Miami .

2002 Group show "Los Argumentos" at the Centro Cultural de España in Asunción, Paraguay.

2003 Group show "First Latin American Video Art Exhibit", B I D, Washington DC. Third place winner.
Group show "Videoarte dall'America Latina", Istituto Italo-Latinoamericano, Rome, Italy.
"IV Bienal del Mercosur", Porto Alegre, Brazil. Designs and builds CASA R

2004 Group show "VIDEOTRAMA" at the Centro Cultural de España in Asunción, Paraguay.

2005 Solo show “CINCO” at Espacio Maestro in Asunción, Paraguay.

2006 Solo show “SHOOT” at Fundacion Migliorisi in Asunción, Paraguay

2007 Group show “La Fragilidad” at Cabildo de Asunción. Group show of architecture and design “La O”, Asunción.

2009 Solo show of design, “S.uper S.exy”, at Fundación Migliorisi, Asunción.

2010 Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, Medellín, Colombia.
“II Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño”, Madrid, España.

2012 Design at Fairchild: Sitting Naturally, The Fairchild Gardens, Coral Gables, FL

Pedro Barrail

Available Works:

Tattoo Stool
Tattoo Bar stool
Tattoo Breakfast Table
Tattoo Stool No. 2
Keep Walking Bench
Melancholia
Keep Walking Bench
Keep Walking Bench
Gravity Coffee Table