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Didier Faustino was born in 1968 and lives and works between Paris and Lisbon.
Didier Faustino's work reciprocally summons up art from architecture and architecture from art, indistinctly using genres in a way that summarizes an ethical and political attitude about the conditions for constructing a place in the socio-cultural fabric of the city. Spaces, buildings and objects show themselves to be platforms for the intersection of the individual body and the collective body in their use. Each project represents a concept that subverts the social context; in which seeing is experimenting beyond submission to the dichotomy of the rules that normally mark out public space and private space. The body is recentred on the basis of the social implications of the space, alerting people to the dangers of subjecting it to an ambiguity of representation that may contribute towards their forgetting its identity.
João Fernandes (Director of the Serralves Contemporary Art Museum, Lisbon, Portugal)
Didier Faustino's selected exhibitions includeLe meilleur des mondes, Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine (Paris) and Gulbenkian Fondation (Lisbon, Portugal) in 2011; Agnosian Fields, Maison Hermès (Tokyo, Japan) in 2010; (G)host in the (S)hell 2, Laxart (Los Angeles, USA) in 2009; (G)host in the (S)hell, Storefront (New York, USA) and 3rd Yokohama Biennial, Yokohama, Japan and during the 11th Architecture Venice Biennial (French Pavilion) in 2008; Airs de Paris, Musée National d'Art Moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou (MNAM), Paris in 2007; Venice Biennial of Architecture (Portuguese Pavilion) in 2004.
He was the general curator of Evento (Bordeaux, France) in 2009.
Ramener l'architecture au plus près du corps
At the Tuileries, Dialogue Relies on Form to Make a Connection
L'architecture à la mode
Despentes - Faustino : identités territoriales
Dans le ventre de l'architecte
Don't Trust Architects
publisher: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
English / Portuguese
texts by Beatriz Preciado, Isabel Carlos
245 x 180 mm
evento2009 - intime collectif
Publisher: Monografik editions
French / English
240 x 165 mm
AGNOSIAN FIELDS: Didier Fiuza Faustino
Publisher: Fondation d'entreprise Hermès
English / Japanese
texts by Yasushi Zenno
209 x 161 mm
Publisher : Monografik Editions
collection : architecture
190 x 130 mm
DD Bureau des Mésarchitectures
Publisher : Design Document Series
296 x 235 mm