Sara & André
Sara and André
NOVEMBER 21ST . 2023, 6.PM
AUDITORIUM . EP.1 – ESAD.CR
The duo Sara & André is coming to talk and present two publications already published and another that will be launched very soon. In 2019, Documenta published “Uma Breve História da Curadoria”, a book that follows to the “Curated Curators” exhibition cycle, organized in three moments throughout 2017, at the Zaratan space in Lisbon. The book “Inquérito a 263 artistas” is a special edition of Revista Contemporânea that was published in 2021, after a work process that began in 2020 and by listening the artistic community about the effects produced by the stopping of all activity during the Covid lockdown period. A new publication by Sara & André will come out in 2023, now continuing the exhibition “O Colecionador de Belas Artes”, held in 2022 at Galeria Quadrum in Lisbon.
Sara & André were born in 1980 and 1979, in Lisbon, where they live and work. They graduated, respectively, in Stage Design at the School of Theatre and Cinema (Lisbon, 1999-2005), and in Visual Arts at the School of Art and Design (Caldas da Rainha, 1999-2005). Together they studied Painting at the National Society of Fine Arts (Lisbon, 2008-2011). They have been regularly exhibiting their work since 2006, having participated in several solo and group shows, in museums, galleries and independent spaces in different countries. In 2017 they curated the exhibition cycle Curated Curators at Zaratan (Lisbon), from which they later edited the book Uma Breve História da Curadoria (Documenta, Lisbon, 2019). Sara & André have developed curatorial projects for Maus Hábitos (Porto), MIAA (Abrantes) Centro de Arte Oliva (São João da Madeira), and were the editors of a special issue of the magazine Contemporânea – Inquérito a 263 artistas (Lisbon, 2021). They were members of the Comissão de Aquisição de Arte Contemporânea of the Ministry of Culture (2019-2020). Their work is represented in several public and private collections and is regularly featured in specialized books and magazines.