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Julião Sarmento


Julião Sarmento (1948–2021) was born in Lisbon and lived and worked in Estoril, Portugal. He studied painting and architecture at the Lisbon School of Fine Arts. He was an interdisciplinary artist and throughout his career, Sarmento worked in a wide range of media: painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, film, video, performance, sound and installation. He also developed several significant site-specific projects. He had numerous solo and group exhibitions throughout the world over the past five decades, including the Gulbenkian Foundation Museum, the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, Haus der Kunst, Van Abbemuseum and Tate Modern. Julião Sarmento represented Portugal at the 46th Venice Biennale (1997). He participated in Documenta 7 (1982) and Documenta 8 (1987), the Venice Biennale (1980 and 2001), and the São Paulo Biennale in 2002. He was distinguished with various awards throughout his career, such as the Premio Internazionale “Il Lazio” (2009) and Prémio de Artes Plásticas AICA (2014). His work features in many public and private collections in North and South America, Europe and Japan.



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Julião Sarmento