Public without Rhetoric. Portuguese Pavilion at the 16th Biennale Architettura di Venezia 2018

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(Near by Accademia Bridge) Portuguese Pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, S. Marco. 2893 Venice. Italy (Cerca del puente de la Accademia) Pabellón portugués en la Bienal de Venecia. Palazzo Giustinian Lolin, S. Marco. 2893 Venecia. Italia

Nuno Brandão Costa

Nuno Brandão Costa (b. 1970) graduated in 1994 from the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Porto, where from 2001 he subsequently worked as a lecturer and completed a doctorate in 2013. From 1992 to 1993, he studied with Herzog & de Meuron in Basel, Switzerland, and from 1993 to 1997, he collaborated with José Fernando Gonçalves & Paulo Providência in Porto, Portugal. In 1998, he was awarded first prize in a competition to design the Library of the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Universidade Nova in Lisbon. His work was exhibited at the 9th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in 2004; at the São Paulo Architecture Biennale in 2005; at ‘Portugal Now’ at Cornell University, New York in 2007; at ‘Tradition is innovation’ in Tokyo in 2011; at the the Milan Architecture Triennale in 2004 and 2014; and at the 2nd Biennale of Architecture in Chicago in 2017. He directed the exhibition projects of the Lisbon Architecture Triennale in 2007 and 2016. He was nominated for the ‘Mies Van der Rohe’ award in 2008; for the BSI – Swiss Architectural Award in 2012; and for the FAD Prize in 2017. He was awarded the ‘Jornal Expresso/SIC’ award in 2004; the Secil Prize in 2008; and the Vale da Gândara Award in 2010/2011. He is Visiting Professor at the ETSA of the University of Navarra, at the Estudio Barozzi University of Girona and at the EHL CAMPUS Lausanne. He is guest critic at the School of Architecture of Minho University (EAUM), at the Department of Architecture of the University of Coimbra (DARQ), at the École Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (ENAC-EPFL), at the FAPyD-UNR of Rosario and at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD), Cambridge, USA. He was a coordinator and professor of the Advanced Studies in Architecture Project (EAPA 2014/2015) at the FAUP. He has contributed to conferences and seminars at faculties of architecture in Germany, Argentina, Bulgaria, Colombia, Croatia, France, Italy, Macedonia, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Spain and Switzerland.

Sérgio Mah

Sérgio Mah (b. 1970) lives and works in Lisbon. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a master’s degree in Communication Sciences. He is currently Professor of Photography and Visual Arts at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at Universidade Nova in Lisbon and at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Lisbon. He is the author of several essays on artists, their work and various other topics relating to contemporary visual arts. He is co-author of the documentary series ‘Entre Imagens’ for the public television channel RTP2. As a curator, he has been responsible for numerous solo and group exhibitions for artists such as Thomas Demand, Walid Raad, Jeff Wall, Francisco Tropa, Victor Burgin, David Claerbout, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Pedro Costa, Albert Renger-Patzsch and Ângelo de Sousa. He has worked with several centres of art and museums both in Portugal and abroad, such as Jeu de Paume (Paris), Reina Sofia National Art Museum (Madrid), Deichthorhallen Hamburg, Berardo Museum, Telefónica Foundation (Madrid) and the Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. He was the commissioner- general of the 2003 and 2005 editions of LisboaPhoto and of the 2008, 2009 and 2010 editions of PhotoEspaña. He was the commissioner of the Portuguese Pavilion at the Biennale Arte 2011.

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