Pedro Barrail was born in 1964 in Asuncion, Paraguay. He worked and studied in Miami from 1983 until 1994 where he received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Fine Arts, Architecture, and Urban and Town Design from the University of Miami. Barrail's hand-crafted pieces evoke the traditions of South America as well as contemporary furniture design. His wooden furniture is sent to a remote Paraguayan village, where it receives authentic burned tattoos from a secluded tribe. The tattoos represent the visual language and narrative of the tribe's history. Pedro's collection includes breakfast tables, chairs, bar stools, coffee tables, mirrors, and objects. His pieces are part of private and public collections internationally, and have been referenced in publications such as Art and Auction, New York Times, Wallpaper Magazine, and Financial Times.
Barrail has represented Paraguay in several international exhibitions, fairs, and Biennales including the prestigious Biennale Di Venezia in 2013, where his work was part of the first official Paraguayan Pavilion.
2017 Exhibitionists Group Show, Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York.
2014 Pedro Barrail: Welcome to the Jungle, Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York.
2014 New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America, Museum of Arts and Design, New York.
2013 Winter Group Show, Cristina Grajales Gallery, New York.
2012 Design at Fairchild: Sitting Naturally, The Fairchild Gardens, Coral Gables, FL.
2010 Bienal Iberoamericana de Arquitectura, Medellín, Colombia.
“II Bienal Iberoamericana de Diseño”, Madrid, España.
2009 Solo show of design, “S.uper S.exy”, at Fundación Migliorisi, Asunción.
2007 Group show “La Fragilidad” at Cabildo de Asunción. Group show of architecture and design “La O”, Asunción.
2006 Solo show “SHOOT” at Fundacion Migliorisi in Asunción, Paraguay
2005 Solo show “CINCO” at Espacio Maestro in Asunción, Paraguay.
2004 Group show "VIDEOTRAMA" 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
2002 Group show "Los Argumentos" at the Centro Cultural de España in Asunción, Paraguay.
2001 “III Bienal del Mercosur, Porto Alegre,” Brasil. Group show “Building Through Time” at The University of Miami .
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.
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.
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.
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.