Has been active since the 80s, his work always in the continuous quest of what the gaze hides and reveals. Calapez has exhibited his work individually in various galleries and museums most notably Histórias de Objetos, Casa de la Cittá, Roma, Carré des Arts, Paris and Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon (1991). 
Most outstanding among the various collective exhibitions in which he has taken part are the biennale of Venice (1986) and São Paulo
(1987 and 1991).