António Julio Duarte | February 2015
António Júlio Duarte was born in Lisbon in 1965.He studied photography at AR.CO, in Lisbon, and at the Royal College of Arts, in London. He is the author of several photo books and catalogs: East West (1995), Peepshow (1999), Lotus (2001), Agosto (2003). In 2006, ADIAC published the book António Júlio Duarte, a collection of projects produced between 1990 and 2005. In 2011, he published the book White Noise (Pierre Von Kleist) and The Candidate (Ghost Editions). White Noise was one of the books selected as the best 2011 photobook by the American magazine Photo Eye and named for the best international photobook of Photoespaña 2011. He has been exhibiting regularly in Portugal and abroad since 1990. Among his most recent solo exhibitions stand out: Canil Pente 10 Fotografia Contemporânea, Lisbon; Discography Trem Azul Jazz Store / Clean Feed Records, Lisbon, Inc., Porto; Place your bets and pray for blood (António Júlio Duarte + Filipe Felizardo + Luís Lopes), Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, Galeria Nuno Centeno, Porto, Casa das Artes, Guimarães; Electricity, Museu da Imagem, Braga; and Jesus Never Fails, Fundação EDP – Museu da Electricidade, Sala do Cinzeiro 8, Lisbon. Among the last group shows in which he has participated, stand out: Hospital, Panóptico do Hospital Miguel Bombarda, Lisbon, 2012; Photographers & Bookmakers, Food For Your Eyes, Nofound Photo Fair, Paris, France, 2012; PIMP the TIMP Volume II / China Stories, a project by Galerie Lichtblick, FENZkunstraum and Galerie Kunstwerk Nippes, Cologne, Germany, 2012; Res Publica 1910 e 2010 - Face a Face, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian; Povo, Museu da Electricidade / Fundação EDP; and Encounter: Dublin, Lisbon, Hong Kong, & Seoul, Cultural Center of Korea Foundation, Seoul. His work is represented in the collections: Colecção Nacional de Fotografia / C.P.F., Centro de Arte Moderna da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal de Lisboa, Fundação Portuguesa das Comunicações, Encontros da Imagem / Museu da Imagem, Encontros de Fotografia de Coimbra / Centro de Artes Visuais, Fundação e Museu do Oriente, Fundação P.L.M.J., Fundação Carmona e Costa, Fundació Foto Colectania, Colecção BES Art, Colecção Mário Teixeira da Silva, Colecção de Fotografia Américo Marques, Centro Cultural de Lagos, Amorim Turismo Tróia, Colección Madrid Foto and Fundação EDP.
"I arrived with very objective concerns about what I was going to shoot, but sometimes when you arrive those concerns are gone or they don’t make sense and they where only ilusions. I prefer to accept what the places give me than to force what I want them to tell me.” Transcript from the interview made by Isabel Alves Coelho and Rúben Monfort of Yuzin Azores. Art Residency organized by Pico do Refúgio with the support from 9500 Cineclube and Yuzin Açores.