About

PEDRO KOK (1984), brazilian photographer, has as field of work and research the photography and videography of architecture, urban structures and cities. Graduate architect from the Architecture and Urbanism Faculty of the University of São Paulo in 2009. Master of Arts in Fine Arts by the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (MaHKU) in 2011.

Has contributed with photographs and films for several international publications, such as Arquitectura Viva (ES), ArchitectuurNL (NL); AU, Projeto Design, Bamboo (BR), Okolo (CZ), Summa+ (AR); and online publications ArchDaily, PlataformaArquitectura, Dezeen and DesignBoom. Pedro is a regular contributor to the italian magazine Domus and its portal domusweb.

Also contributed for exhibitions and archives of the Centre Georges Pompidou (FR), MAXXI, La Triennale di Milano (IT), Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo – MAM and Tomie Ohtake Institute (BR).

Pedro is currently based in São Paulo, Brazil, and is available for assignments worldwide.

Contact

  • +55 11 9 4151 6101 (Brazil)
  • +31 6 46 40 67 44 (Netherlands / Europe)
  • pedrokok (Skype)
  • foto@pedrokok.com.br

Exhibitions and film screenings

2015 “Oscar Niemeyer The Man Who Built Brasilia”. Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo. Film.
2014 “Time, space, existence”.  Biennale di Architettura di Venezia, Italia. Screening of three films in collaboration with Gabriel Kogan and studio mk27.
2014 “Paulo Mendes da Rocha: technique and imaginations”. La Triennale di Milano, Italy. Curated br Daniele Pisani. Commission of four new films.
2014 “We Take Our Fun Very Seriously Exhibition”. Cornell University, Ithaca, EUA. Screening of three films in collaboration with Gabriel Kogan and studio mk27.
2013 “Out of hand”. MAD Museum, Nova York, EUA. Screening of film “J. Mayer H.’s Metropol Parasol, Seville, Spain”.
2012 Museu da Casa Brasileira. São Paulo, Brasil. Photography for permanent exhibition.
2011 Projeto Rabbit. São Paulo, Brazil. Photography and video.
2011 L’Architecture Néerlandaise : Un Tour d’Horizon. Casablanca, Morocco. Photography.
2011 Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Europalia @ Bozar, Brussels, Belgium. Screening of short-movie PMR 29′.
2011 Architecture Visions / Erratic language in architectural narratives. Fondazione Maxxi, Rome, Italy. Screening of short movie “Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal”.
2011 Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Centro Universitário Maria Antonia da USP, São Paulo, Brazil. Screening of short-movie PMR 29′.
2011 Share the Square. Academie Gallery, Utrecht, the Netherlands. Curated by Mika Hannula. Videos.
2011 O coração da cidade. Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil. Curated by Júlio Katinsky. Photography.
2011 Room ‘Paulo Mendes da Rocha’. Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, França. Photography.
2010 Viver na Floresta. Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, Brazil. Curated by Abílio Guerra. Photography and videos.

Publications

2014 Revista AU 243. House in Sorocaba, Brazil by Estudio BRA. Photography.
2014 Revista WishCasa 37. House in Sorocaba, Brazil by Estudio BRA. Photography.
2014 Revista Projeto. Office building Groenlândia in São Paulo, by Triptyque Architecture. Photography.
2014 Revista Projeto. Office building Colombia in São Paulo, by Triptyque Architecture. Photography.
2014 Revista Projeto. House in Campinas by 24.7 Arquitetura. Photography.
2014 Revista AU 239. Pavilhão e ponte móvel Bayer, São Paulo, Brazil. Texto by Rafael Urano Frajnlich. Cover photograph.
2013 L’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui. Viver na Floresta. Marquise do Parque Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography. Text by Abilio Guerra.
2013 Revista AU 233. Produtora Kana, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography. Text by Ursula Troncoso.
2013 Revista AU 233. Building Pereira Leite, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography. Text by Mariana Siqueira.
2013 AV Monografias 161 Paulo Mendes da Rocha. Casa Gerassi, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography.
2013 Archi: Rivista Svizzera di Architettura, Ingegneria e Urbanistica. Île Seguin, Paris, France. Photography.
2013 Revista AU 232. Caja Oscura by Javier Corvalán, Asunción, Paraguay. Photography. Text by Ursula Troncoso.
2013 Revista Projeto Design 400. Photography and interview.
2013 Revista AU 231. Casa JW, Tatuí, Brazil. Photography.
2013 Book Ministério da Educação e Saúde: ícone urbano da modernidade Brazileira. Autor Roberto Segre. Romano Guerra Editora. Photography.
2013 Wish Casa 19. Casa Maracanã, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography.
2013 Domus 968. Tipping point. Caja Oscura by Javier Corvalán, Asunción, Paraguay. Photography and video. Text by Giacomo Favilli.
2013 Catalog of the exhibition Interlacing / Ai Weiwei. Museu da Imagem e Som by São Paulo. Photography.
2013 Domus 966. Maracanã House, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography. Text by Daniel Corsi.
2012 Summa+ #123. Maracanã House, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography.
2012 Book Atlas: Arquitecturas del siglo XXI. Europa. FBBVA. Harpa Reykjavik, Iceland. Photography.
2012 Arquitectura Viva #144. Instituto Criar, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography.
2012 Book Concrete. Edited by William Hall. Phaidon. Photography.
2012 Domus 960. Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, United Kingdom. Photography. Text by Joseph Grima.
2012 Domus 960. Shard London Bridge, London, United Kingdom. Photography. Text by Charles Holland.
2012 domusweb.it The 2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion. Video.
2012 Domus 958. The street is a theatre.The Teatro Oficina of Lina Bo Bardi. A conversation with Zé Celso. Photography. Edited by José Lira.
2012 Domus 958. Zarvo’s idea. Photography.
2012 Book Architecture in the Netherlands – Yearbook 2011/12. NAi Uitgevers. Photography: Villa 4.0, Naardem, the Netherlands.
2012 Revista Bamboo 12. Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland. Photography. Text by Mariana Simas.
2012 Domus 956. Leme Gallery, São Paulo. Demolition of Leme Gallery in São Paulo, Brazil. Photography and videos. Text by Renato Anelli.
2011 Domus 951. Expansion of the Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. Photography and videos. Text by Beatrice Galilee.
2011 Domus 951. Villa 4.0 in the Netherlands. Photography and videos. Text by Christian Ernsten.
2011 Domus 950. Rehberger’s slinky footbridge. Footbridge in Oberhausen, Germany. Cover photograph, photography and videos.
2011 Domus 950. Harpa Concert Hall, Reykjavik, Iceland. Photography and videos. Text by Joseph Grima.
2011 Book Atlas of World Architecture. Design Media Publishing. Photography: Escola SESC do Ensino Médio, Rio by Janeiro, Brazil.
2011 Metropolis M #4. Starters, by Laurie Cluitmans. Photography and profile.
2011 Domus 947. Waffle urbanism. Metropol Parasol, Sevilla, Spain. Photography and video. Text by Ethel Baraona Pohl.
2011 Domus 943. Marcel Wanders Studio, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Photography and video. Text by Laura Bossi.
2010 Architectural Digest Russia. Rietveld Pavilion, Otterlo, the Netherlands. Photography.
2010 ArchitectuurNL #09. Rietveld Pavillion, Otterlo, the Netherlands. Photography.
2010 Vogue Australia. Auditório Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography.
2010 H.O.M.E. Deutschland. Casa 6, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography.
2010 Revista AU 200. Lajeado square, São Paulo, Brazil. Photography.
2010 Revista AU 197. Industry in Mogi-Mirim, Brazil. Photography.
2010 Revista pós – FAUUSP. Cover photography.
2010 Print publication of the exhibition “Viver na Floresta”. Photography.
2010 OKOLO. Arquitetura modernista Brazileira. Photography.
2009 Book ‘Música nas Montanhas: 40 anos do Festival by Inverno by Campos do Jordão’. Photography.
2009 Book ‘Ruy Ohtake – Arquitetura e Cidade”. Photography.
2009 Revista Projeto Design 351. São Bernardo do Campo building, Brazil. Photography.
2009 Revista Projeto Design 351. SESC School Rio by Janeiro, Brazil. Photography.

short-FILMS

2014 ‘Book box’ — Livraria Cultura by studio mk27, São Paulo, Brazil. 2m29s
2014 Terminal Lapa de Núcleo de Arquitetura, São Paulo, Brazil. 3m30s
2014 StudioSC by Studio MK27, São Paulo, Brazil. 3m13s.
2014 ‘This was not my dream’ — Redux House, Brazil. 4m19s
2014 Praça do Patriarca de Paulo Mendes da Rocha, São Paulo, Brazil. 3m38s.
2014 Pinacoteca do Estado de Paulo Mendes da Rocha, São Paulo, Brazil. 3m48s.
2014 Cais das Artes de Paulo Mendes da Rocha, Vitória, Brazil. 3m34s.
2014 MuBE de Paulo Mendes da Rocha, São Paulo, Brazil. 3m19s.
2013 Casa de fim de semana de SPBR, São Paulo. 9m35s.
2013 Sede do Sebrae Nacional, Brasília, Brazil. 4m30s.
2013 Casa Cubo de studio mk27, São Paulo, Brazil. 2m20s.
2013 Casa Planalto de Flavio Castro, São Paulo, Brazil. 2m30s.
2013 La Caja Oscura de Javier Corvalán, Asunción, Paraguay. 3m51s.
2013 Villa 4.0 by Dick van Gameren, Naarden, the Netherlands. 2m15s.
2013 Tel-Aviv Museum of Art, Israel. 1m44s.
2012 Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London, United Kingdom. 2m16s.
2012 Slinky Springs to Fame, Oberhausen, Germany. 2m15s.
2012 Former Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil. 3m13s.
2011 Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland. 3m32s.
2011 J. Mayer. H.’s Metropol Parasol, Sevilla, Spain. 2m30s.
2011 Marcel Wanders’ Studio at Westerhuis, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. 2m19s.
2011 Jaume Fuster Library at Plaça de Lesseps, Barcelona, Spain. 1m30s.
2011 Botanical Gardens of Barcelona, Spain. 1m08s.
2011 Portugal Pavilion at the Expo ’98, Lisbon, Portugal. 2m00s.
2011 Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Cascais, Portugal. 1m52s.
2010 Three buildings in Hansaviertel, Berlin, Germany. 1m59s.
2010 Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo da Universidade de São Paulo – FAUUSP, Brazil. 2m45s.
2010 Praça do Patriarca, São Paulo, Brazil. 1m30s.
2010 “Color, Cut & Rust” exhibition by Alberto Martins. 1m30s.
2010 Rolex Learning Center at EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland. 1m30s.
2010 VitraHaus, Weil am Rhein, Germany. 1m30s.
2010 Fundaciò Vila Casas / Museo Can Framis, Barcelona, Spain. 1m32s.
2010 Marquise do Parque do Ibirapuera, São Paulo, Brazil. 2m44s.
2009 Casa Modernista da Rua Santa Cruz, São Paulo, Brazil. 1m29s.
2009 Galeria Adriana Varejão / Inhotim, Brumadinho, Brazil. 2m14s.

Projects and other participations

2015 Video workshops “LOOK AT ME NOW!” at Kent State University – Florence Campus, Italy.
2014 Workshop “Filming architecture” at University Mackenzie. São Paulo.
2013 Interview for Revista Projeto Design 400
2013 Workshop: Photography and Architecture. São Paulo, Brasil.
2012 Interview for ArchDaily Brasil
2011 “Imaginable cities: tales from Saint Gertrudes”. Literature, photography, vídeos, drawings, image production, book, exhibition.
2011 “Project Heracles call for ideas”. Domus / The Gopher Hole. Postal card.
2010 Director of photography in short-movie “PMR 29′ – 29 minutos com Paulo Mendes da Rocha”.
2009 “Registros fotográficos de arquitetura. As obras dos jovens arquitetos da FAUUSP”. Photography, book, exhibition.

Education

2010-2011 Master in Arts in Fine Arts, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht. Honors.
2004-2009 Graduation in Architecture and Urbanism. Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo. Honors.