Curator / Portugal
30 November 2018
“It is in those blurred limits where you can find the most interesting things.” – Delfim Sardo
The differences between Art, Design and Architecture and their markets are analyzed in the quest to define a limit to something that doesn’t have it.
Delfim Sardo was born in Aveiro in 1962. Since 1990 he has dedicated himself to curating contemporary art, as well as essays on art. He is Visiting Professor at the College of Arts and the Faculty of Arts of the University of Coimbra. He was Commissioner General of the Lisbon Architecture Triennial 2010. Between 2003 and 2006 he was Director of the Exhibition Center at the Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon. He was founder and director of Pangloss magazine. Between 1997 and 2003 he was a consultant to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation. In 1999 he was Commissioner of the Portuguese Representation at the 48th Venice Biennale. In 2010 he was co-commissioner of the Portuguese Representation at the Venice Architecture Biennale. In the field of publications, the following stand out: Julião Sarmento, Catalog Raisonée, Edições Numeradas, Vol.I (MEIAC, 2007), Luxury Bound (Electa, Milan, 1999), Jorge Molder (Caminho, Lisboa, 2005), Helena Almeida, Feet on the Floor, Head on the Sky (Bial, 2004), Painting Redux (Fundação de Serralves / Público, 2006), Open the Box (Caixa Geral de Depósitos, 2009) and The Vision in Apnea (Babel, 2011). He regularly collaborates as an essayist for art and architecture publications.