Direcção-Geral das Artes is pleased to announce the Portuguese Official Representation at the 11th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia, which will take place from the 14th of September to the 23rd of November 2008, denominated Out There: Architecture Beyond Building.


National Representatives | Eduardo Souto de Moura and Ângelo de Sousa

Curators l José Gil and Joaquim Moreno

Exhibition Title | «Out Here: Disquieted Architecture»

Venue | Portuguese Pavilion / Fondaco Marcello

Opening | 12th September | 7:30pm



Attached you’ll find the introductory text by the curators, José Gil and Joaquim Moreno, about the exhibition «Out Here: Disquieted Architecture», conceived by Eduardo Souto de Moura and Ângelo de Sousa, as well as an image of the intervention. 


National Representatives | Eduardo Souto de Moura and Ângelo de Sousa


Eduardo Souto de Moura

Portuguese architect born in 1952, in Porto, where he lives and works. Following his studies at the School of Fine Arts in Porto, Souto de Moura began his career collaborating in Álvaro Siza Vieira’s office, architect with whom he would later co-author a number of projects, such as the Portuguese Pavilion at the Expo 2000, in Hannover, or the Pavilion of the Serpentine Gallery, in London (2005). His work has been awarded since 1980, when he started his own office. Guest speaker at renowned European universities, his work has been shown in several exhibitions. Souto de Moura’s recent Braga Municipal Stadium is one of his most famous buildings.


Ângelo de Sousa

Portuguese visual artist born in Maputo, Mozambique, in 1938, Ângelo de Sousa lives and works in Porto. He graduated from the School of Fine Arts in Porto, today the Fine Arts School of the University of Porto, where he would teach from 1962 to 2000, when he was emerited. Drawer, sculptor, painter, and filmmaker, Ângelo de Sousa exhibits regularly since 1959. Serralves Museum presented two anthological exhibitions of his work in 1993 and in 2001, and Gulbenkian Foundation’s Modern Art Centre held two big retrospectives in 2003 and 2005. In 2007 he received the Gulbenkian Award for Art.



Curators l Joaquim Moreno and José Gil


Joaquim Moreno

Portuguese architect born in 1973, in Luanda, Angola, Joaquim Moreno lives and works in New York. He graduated from the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Porto and has a Master from the Barcelona Technical School of Architecture. He works at the Media and Modernity Program of the Architecture Department at Princeton and is an assistant professor at Columbia University. Beyond architecture practice, currently suspended for his research program, Moreno has worked mainly as editor and curator.



José Gil

Portuguese philosopher born in 1939, in Maputo, Mozambique, José Gil lives and works in Lisbon. After studying Mathematics, he graduated in Philosophy by the University of Sorbonne and started his teaching activity in 1965. He returned to Portugal ten years later. Professor of Aesthetics and Contemporary Philosophy, he starts to publish regularly from 1980’s onward, becoming «one of the 25 great world thinkers» as quoted by Le Nouvel Observateur. Among his most recent books, one can highlight Portugal, Hoje. O Medo de Existir and O Imperceptível Devir da Imanência – Sobre a Filosofia de Deleuze.



Additional information or interview scheduling, please contact:




Portuguese Official Representation

11th International Architecture Exhibition

Sandra Vieira Jürgens/ Maria Schiappa

Phone: +351 21 150 6974 or +351 93 345 1744

Email: pressveneza@dgartes.pt




Best regards,


Sandra Vieira Jürgens