Weber Pádua


A fast thinker, passionate about diversity, Weber Pádua observation runs at the speed of light and only photography is able to capture his thoughts, registering in one click what he unveils in the immediacy of his gaze. With light as his collaborator and the most important variant in his photography in a relationship of unlimited discoveries, it fell to the photographer to set the parameters of this dialogue through the years in order to get to grips with the precision he was looking for. In one click, in hundredths of a second, Weber turns his thoughts into images, and immediately afterwards again seeks new visual dialogues that will continually transform the present into memory in an endless cycle of observation and creation.

 

 

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Weber Pádua, born 1966, Mococa, Brazil        

 

For certain, behind this frenzy of observation there lies a precise understanding of his time; behind this understanding lies the technique, style and artistic perception that have formed Weber’s artistic history and his signature, intrinsic to each piece, in his unending pursuit of perfection in conception and concept. (Ricardo Fernandes)

 

Education

 

1992/1996

Photography, Guignard, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, UEMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Graphic Design, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, UEMG, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Sculpture and Modeling, Guignard, Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1984/1980

Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais – PUC/MG, Engenharia Elétrica, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Main Solo Exhibitions

 

2020

En Transit, Online Exhibition, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France

Tokyotosaka online show – Cento e Quatro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2019

Serendipity, Brot Galerie, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Serendipity – Mercado Grano, Nova Lima, Brazil

Manda Fotos, Espaço Cultural Green Up, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2018

FIC Portrait, Coffee International Fair, SEBRAE Expominas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Takaná, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2017

Emotional Landscapes, Bo Concept, Mercado Grano, Nova Lima, Brazil

Poesia Urbana, CasaCor2017, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Fotola Book Launching and Show, Livraria da Rua, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2016

Globe Trotters, Memorial Minas Gerais Vale (MMGV),  Museu do Complexo Cultural da Praça da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Weber Pádua, Ready to Go Project, Diamond Mall Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Tokyotosaka, Mercado Grano, Nova Lima, Brazil

Weber Pádua, Minas Trend, Expominas, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2015

Book Signing, Moda, Informação e Transformação (MIT), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Book Launching, Tokyotosaka, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (CCBB), Praça da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2014

5 X 5, Biblioteca Pública Estadual Luiz de Bessa, MIT  Moda, TS STUDIO, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Camisa 10 – Moda e Futebol, TS STUDIO, Belo Horizonte, São Paulo, Brazil

Camisa 10 – Fashion and Soccer, Milan, Italy

Fotola, Villa Vittini Fashion Day & Vogue, Praça Marilia de Dirceu, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2013

5 x 5 Weber Pádua, Museu de Artes e Ofícios (MAO), Arts and Kraft Museum of Belo Horizonte, Brazil

5 X 5 Book Launching and Expo – 25 Years of Photography Anniversary, Galerie Ricardo Fernandes, Paris, France

 

2011

Rapidinha, Curator Peter Krauss, Túnel Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1999

Y2K, Fundação Mineira de Arte Aleijadinho (FUMA), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1993

FACES, S.O.H.O. Galeria Bar, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Main Collective Exhibitions

 

2020

Fotografias Por Minas, Online Show, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2019

Animalismo, Mercado Grano, Espaço Orgânico Contemporâneo, Nova Lima, Brazil

 

2017

Fotochopp, Galeria Patio Savassi, Blo Horizonte , Brazil

Coragem – Ready to Go Project, Diamond Mall Gallery, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2016

Diversos, Galeria Casa Mirador, Belo Horizonte , Brazil

5 x 5 and Tokyotosaka – Bazar Fotogáfico, Foto em Pauta Photography Festival, Tiradentes, Brazil

 

2014

La usina del Arte, Cloître des Billettes Cultural Centre, Paris, France

Book signing at Foto em Pauta Photography Festival, Tiradentes, Brazil

Les Couleurs du Brésil, Artistes Contemporains, Johnson & Johnson, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Espaço Carlton – Fumoir, CasaCor 2014, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2012

Coletivo 64, Foto em Pauta Photography Festival, Tiradentes, Brazil

 

2011

Túnel Galeria, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Galeria Cícero Mafra,  Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Galeria Orenoco, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Projeto Aveztruz, with Paula Rettore, Museu Gerdau – Museu das Minas e do Metal (MM), Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Main Publications

 

2020

IRE ICE ZEA LAND DOWN UNDER, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2017

Fotola, Livraria da Rua, Editora Miguilim, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Fotola, Weber Pádua, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2016

Tokyosaka, Weber Pádua, Fernanda Takai, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2015

Tokyotosaka, CCBB – Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil,  Museu do Complexo Cultural da

Praça da Liberdade, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2013

5 X 5 Weber Pádua, Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France

5 X 5  Museu de Artes e Ofícios – Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Projects

 

2020

Café com Bolacha, Music Sets on Twitch, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

2002

DABLIO STUDIO, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1998

Freakout, Alternative Party Project, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1995/1998

Wa Bop, Night Club, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1991/1995

FREE TIME, FM Broadcasting, Geraes FM, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1988/1990

GUILDEN – Cultual Club, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

1982/1985

1-7/8 IPS, Sound for parties, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Teaching Projects

 

2004/2012

Fashion Photography Teacher at F.U.M.E.C. University, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Main Gallery Collection

 

2016

Ricardo Fernandes Gallery, Paris, France

Sakanã, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

 

Main Private Collections

 

Adler Victor, Arlon, Belgium

Aloízio Meireles, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Angelo Paulino, Nova Lima, Brazil

Antônio Massud, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Bruno Carneiro, Nova Lima, Brazil

Eugênio Savio, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Fernando Diniz, São Paulo, Brazil

Fernando Furtado, Nova Lima, Brazil

Julio Souki, London, UK

Leo Lodi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Leo Mendes, Brumadinho, Brazil

Leon Missyor, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Letícia Almeida, Boston, USA

Luciana Nacif, Brumadinho, Brazil

Marcos Correa, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Murillo Ayres, Luxemburg

Patricia Nardi, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Paulo Henrique Santos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Paulo Raic, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Peter Krauss, Collogne, Germany

Renata Salgado, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Ricardo Fernandes and Sami Korhonen, Paris, France

Ricardo Vargas, Lisbon, Portugal

Rodrigo Ballesteros, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Rodrigo Carneiro, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Rodrigo Cerqueira, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Tatiana Torres, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Tereza Santos, Belo Horizonte, Brazil