In 1966 Pedro Neves Mota, aka Atom Seven, is born in Lisbon, Portugal.
Atom Seven is the anadrome of his family names Neves Mota.
In 1974 April 25th the Carnation Revolution in Portugal.
In 1981 Atom parents took the family to a car trip around Europe where Atom got to know the Italian renaissance masters, Brunelleschi, Michel Angelo, Leonardo da Vinci… this touched him deeply; they were a model for him as in is view, more than painters, sculptors or architects they were brilliant and intelligent creative men. Still in this trip they visited the Van Gogh Museum where Atom remembers a wicked artist drawing, while looking at Van Gogh’s drawings while listening to the sound of boats in the ocean;
The Stedelijk Museum was his first contact with modern art and where he experienced his first interactive sculpture. He got deeply impressed with the work The Beanery by Edward Kienholz.
In 1984 Atom start studying photography at the age of 16 in the Portuguese Photography Institute (http://www.ipf.pt/ ) where he receives is first graduation. A visit to the exhibition Composite Polaroids by David Hockney in Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon showed him that photography was a fine art at the same level as of painting and sculpture.
In 1985 he wins is first national prize in a Photography Contest with Eduardo Gageiro president of the jury ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eduardo_Gageiro )
Some public presentations using photography and slide shows in public spaces like, bars and art schools.
In 1987 Atom started his studies in Oporto Architecture University ( http://sigarra.up.pt/faup_uk/ ) to become an architect, and after the first 3 years in Oporto university he moves to Lisbon Architecture University where he finish his degree (https://www.fa.ulisboa.pt/index.php/en/ )
In 1993 his ﬁrst son is born. He receives a degree as a graduated architect at F.A.U.T. L. Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade Técnica de Lisboa
In 1994 photographic installation 36 Budapest at Rituais 8th Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Portugal (catalogue with Luísa Ferreira, Gillian Allard, Harry Sengers, Timm Rautert, Manuel Sendon, Dawid, Brian Grifﬁn) among straight photographers he presented his first conceptual art installation (http://encontrosdaimagem.com/.
In 1995 he lives in New York for 3 months and there he discover a lot of contemporary artists unknown till then to me: Bruce Nauman and Bill Violla among others; workshop at NYU Film Line Producer;
He study at the Ogyen Kunzang Choling, Nyingma Tibetan Buddhism School in Lisbon where he learn meditation and discover a changing life book: The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying by Sogyal Rinpoche. Atom start meditating regularly.
In 1996 he participate as an assistant director in the conception and realisation of the ﬁlm “Read my leaps, all guilty “ – with Hans Hack, Benjamin Buchloh, Lawrence Weiner, etc;
by Entertainment & Co. presented at Rotterdam 1st Manifesta Biennal. (with João Louro and Joao Tabarra
In 1997 #vote for ??? , art installation with 100 t-shirts produced and distributed in Sao Paulo biennale; after living 7 months in Brazil, where he get to know the work of Hélio Oiticica. Atom presents is ﬁrst solo exhibition #dream land is tax free in Galeria Graça Fonseca in Lisbon.
In1998 he works as House Music Dj at 3 Pastorinhos famous bar at Bairro Alto, Lisbon
In 1999 annabis art installation project; a reflection about the use of drugs for recreational purposes and the Pharma industry.
In 2000 touch me with your soul art installation project, Lux Frágil, Lisbon;
In 2001 invited by a group of psychiatric doctors Atom presented the art installation the gift of love a reflexion on Bipolar disease Architect co-author with Joao Favila Menezes in an architecture contest for a health center in Odivelas
In 2001/02 Atom is admitted and study for one year at the Superior School of Chinese Medicine an extension of the Nanjing Chinese University in Lisbon, Portugal. He also studies Macrobiotic food in the Portuguese Macrobiotic Institute.
In 2002 #the wheel of fortune art installation at 1st Collective International Contemporary Artists Exhibition in Oeiras, Hangar k7(with Joana Vasconcelos, Miguel Palma, etc)
In 2003 #the mouth and the body art installation in Oeiras; in the summer Atom went to London for a summer camp macrobiotic retreat, where after two days there, the Macrobiotic Chef in charge Angela Prange puts him cooking meals for 400 people, she tells him “you’ve got the hand”; Dj at private parties in Portugal
Architect co-author with Joao Favila Menezes of architecture project for a House Villa in Alentejo (casa Antonio Calisto; as a hired meditation teacher meets is last wife in the French pilgrimage way of Santiago de Compostela doing a 160 km walking, He marry her in 30.11.03. and divorced in 2019.
From 2004 till 2010 after the London macrobiotic retreat where Atom cooked for the first time for 400 people and inspired by the concept of “relational aesthetics” as espoused by Nicolas Bourriaud, he moves to Cape Verde and open a seafood macrobiotic restaurant. The restaurant, called Riba d’Olte, was located in Boavista Island, Cape Verde and served a unique fusion of Creole, Portuguese, and macrobiotic Oriental cuisine. The restaurant was also the space to view the #the mouth and the body photographic pieces.(https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g1185333-d8802982-Reviews-Riba_Dolte_Restaurante-Sal_Rei_Boa_Vista.html)
Dj at private parties in Portugal and Cape Verde
In 2005 #Self help tools internet interactive art at www.atomseven.com, He projects and design the celebration furniture for the Catholic Church in Sal Rei, ilha da Boa Vista.
In 2006 His ﬁrst daughter is born. He visits Fogo island in Cape Verde and produce a series of photos and ﬁlms that are lost in a virus attack in a pc.
In 2007 #sonorous eyes He present a sound art installation live at Portugueses National Radio R.C.P. using his voice and his own texts, in a program by Aurélio Gomes ( https://rclube.pt/ )
First prize in an architecture contest for one water sports center in Cape Verde, coauthor with architect with Joao Favila Menezes (edifício de actividades náuticas, Salamansa, Cabo Verde, https://www.instagram.com/atelierbugio/?hl=en)
In 2008 his second daughter is born. #We are all blind, after visiting Venice biennial , Atom appropriated the space and work of some artists like Sophie Calle and others and conceive and presented his intermedia google photo-paintings and art film.
The art works produced were presented in CAIS magazine (Homeless people magazine https://www.cais.pt/)
In 2009 # the light sower art installation project After Millet, Van Gogh and Thomas Hart Benton with led lights sensitive to movement, soil, plants, pictures, sounds of nature
in Cape Verde, Boa Vista Island with his wife, they build a kindergarten with a social mission for the children of the local shantytown where he teaches music to the 3/5 years old kids,
In 2010 #stealing water art installation project, #Le Jouer du Desert – homage a Baldessari Photography Series
In 2011 his second son is born and in June he moved to Berlin,#classic rehearsal on sound movement across an empty classroom sound art Installation at T.U. Berlin https://youtu.be/TXB4mgcHF6g as part of the workshop with Bernhard Leitner at UDK
In 2012 #just like me art installation Berlin, Good2B studio, Motzstr. Berlin
Atom visit Panorama in der Neuen Nationalgalerie, Berlin where he revisit the work one of his favourite contemporary artists, Gerhard Richter
In 2013/2015 #the creole color – art installation project , a traveling art gallery container with and installation and doc.movie about rocella tinctoria and the Cape Verdean people.
In 2012/2023 # moon talks sound art installation project in Berlin work in progress
In 2016/23 #the laughing corridor sound art installation project work in progress
In 2021 #the corona wall art installation Monopol, in the collective exhibition WHY NOT? ( https://monopol-berlin.com/en )
#mother’s of nature art installation Monopol, work in progress presented at the Chilean Conexion Collective Exhibition (https://www.instagram.com/chileanconexion/ )
#corona times blow our minds photography
#the rapé paintings
#ﬁre works photography presented at BAAM, Berlin ( https://www.instagram.com/baam.berlin/ )
In 2022/23 #The Impossible Noah’s Ark sound art installation for Zion Kirche, Berlin