Pedro Barrail
Paraguayan, born 1964
Selected exhibitions
2017
Cristina Grajales Gallery at Collective Design 2017,
Cristina Grajales Gallery
2016
Cristina Grajales Gallery at Design Miami/ 2016,
Cristina Grajales Gallery
2014
New Territories: Laboratories for Design, Craft and Art in Latin America,
Museum of Arts and Design

Pedro Barrail works as an artist, designer, and architect. He was born in Paraguay and studied in Miami, and his work combines the traditional indigenous crafts of South America with modern ideas and technologies. Barrail’s most notable work is a series of wooden furniture covered with tattoo designs burned into the surface by members of the Pai Tavytera tribe. The designs tell the story of this culture in their own visual lanugage. As an architect, Barrail’s work retains its strong lines, as in an airy bird-watching pavilion he created in Asunción with Marcelo Barrail and Lourdes Mendez.