Cabrita lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. His work has been shown internationally in museums such as the the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Rome, Italy (2006), the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2008), the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2009), the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (2009/2010), the Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (2011), the Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France (2015), the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal (2019), and most recently, the CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2020); Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France (2021).
Cabrita participated in Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (1992), the XXIVth São Paulo Biennale, Brazil (1998), and the 10th Biennale de Lyon, France (2009). In 2003 he represented Portugal at the 50th Venice Biennale, and during the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) his installation A Remote Whisper was presented in the Palazzo Falier. He also took part at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022 with ''Field'' a large-scale sculpture within Chiesa di San Fantin, Venice, Italy.
Solo exhibitions includes in 2022 : Le trois Grâces, Louvre Tuileries, Paris; Assembly, Poppendorf Forest, Gnas,Austria. In 2021 Facts of life #2 (Porto)”, Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto; “I (still) love the smell of oil color in the morning”, Galerie Kewenig, Berlin; “Cabrita / Cerith Wyn Evans – The Mudam Collection and Pinault Collection in dialogue”, Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2020); “Pedro Cabrita Reis”, Mai 36 Galerie, Zurich (2019); “Pedro Cabrita Reis – La Forêt (Marseille)”, MUCEM, Marseille(2018); “Pedro Cabrita Reis”, Galeria Joan Prats, Barcelona(2018); “Fallen and Standing”, Kewenig Galerie, Palma de Mallorca(2016);. IN 2015 : “Il palazzo vuoto”, Galeria Giorgio Persano, Torino; “A few drawings, a façade inside and a possible staircase”, The Arts Club of Chicago, Chicago; “The Field”, Peter Freeman, Inc., New York(2014); Fourteen paintings, the preacher and a broken line”, The Power Plant – Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto(2014); Cíclo Santa Cruz”, Café Santa Cruz, Coimbra(2012); “States of Flux – Pedro Cabrita Reis”, Tate Modern, London(2011); “Deposição, 2009-10 – Projeto Octógono Arte Contemporânea”, Pinacoteca de São Paulo, São Paulo(2010).
Group exhibitions includes among others, “Modus Operandi – Obras da Coleção de Serralves”, Serralves, Porto (2021); “La ultima de las tribos”, MAZ – Museo de Arte de Zapopan, Guadalajara(2019); Pedro Cabrita Reis – Nan Goldin – Justin Matherly”, Kewenig Gallery, Berlin(2018); “Intuition”, Palazzo Fortuny, San Marco, Venice(2017); “Dimensions Variables – Artists and Architecture”, Pavillon de l’Arsenal, Paris(2015); “Néon, who’s afraid of red, yellow and blue?”, La Maison Rouge, Paris - MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Roma; ''All Art Has Been Contemporary”, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg(2010).
Works by the artist are to be found in major public collections, among them the Tate Modern in London, UK, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, the Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, the MAXXI Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, the MUDAM, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxemburg, the CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Spain, the FRAC Bourgogne in Dijon, France, the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in Marseille, France, the CAM Centro de Arte Moderna– Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal, the CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, the Magasin III, Stockholm, Sweden, the SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, Belgium, and the MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna, Austria.