Murmurar na Noite
Sebastião Resende


Murmurar na Noite | Sebastião Resende

Cycle "Poetic or Political?", curatorship by João Baeta

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"For this exhibition in the middle of this covid-20-summer of still very uncertain certainties and nebulous speech for people from places and times always been very unequal, and bound only to three pieces to present, I chose these photos / fulgurations in this exhaustion ...

They fit into series, sometimes of small constructions to be photographed, sometimes of encounters sufficiently vibrant to make it visible that goes beyond the inhospitable and adverse reality.

Look-anticipate-and-see, metamorphoses in images facilitated by optics, leisurely scintillations…

Imitating life ...

 "There goes the poet's bicycle towards

the symbol, for an exemplary summer

day. With lungs to back and beak

in the air, the long-leg poet paws

the pedals on. A great memory, the signs

of supernatural days and the bike

secret history. The symbol is simple.

The emboli of the heart to the rhythm of the pedals -

there  goes the poet towards his

signs." (H. Helder)."


Sebastião Resende

Graduated from ESBAP / University of Porto (73-78) and MA from Tama Art University, Tokyo (84-87). He also attended the classes of Kazuo Ohno, founder of Butoh (dance / theater) in these years.

It has had regular public activity in several media since 1976.

In his work, he reveals an attentive attitude to the debates and conceptual developments of our contemporaneity, as well as a constant workshop experimentation.

From 29 individual exhibitions highlights the latest: “Murmurar na Noite”/” Murmur in the Night”, Maus Hábitos, Porto, 2020; “Quando Se Extinguiram o Espaço Ficou Vazio” /"When Extinguished the Space Became Empty", Casa das Artes, Porto (2019) “Sobre a Terra Fendida Uma Chama” / “Over the Cracked Earth A Flame”/ “Over the Cracked Earth A Flame”, Museu da Guarda (2018), “Neste Ninho de Vespas” / “In this Wasps Nest “ and “Fecit Potentiam”, Sismógrafo, Porto (2017 and 2014); “The Lying Chair”, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Lisbon (2010); “Naufrágio Pluma” / “Plumage Shipwreck”, Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto. (2009); “Tem nos Olhos o Tempo Simultâneo” / “Has in the Eyes The Simultaneous Time”, O Espaço do Tempo, Montemor-o- Novo. (2007) and “Sem Título Tranquilo III” / “No Quiet Title III” Galeria Quadrado Azul, Porto. (2003).

He participated in more than 130 group exhibitions.

Achille Bonito Oliva, Agnes Kohlmeyer, João Miguel Fernandes Jorge, Óscar Faria, João Pinharanda,, Miguel VH Perez, António Cerveira Pinto, Fernando Pernes, Rui Mário Gonçalves and Bernardo Pinto de Almeida among others, as curators or essayists wrote in catalogs or books about his work.

He is represented in several private and institutional collections, namely Serralves Foundation, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and PLMJ Foundation, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine (Germany), Spoleto Festival dei Due Mondi (Italy).

Founding element of the Sismógrafo, an art space in Porto.

He won several national awards and some in international context, the last one the Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso Prize, 2017.

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Mupi Gallery

Ficha Técnica

Poetic or Political?

Curated by: João Baeta

Production and Communication: Mariana Vitale

Production and Communication Assistance: Catarina Rangel Pereira

Press and Communication: Diana Reis 

Print: Lumen

Internship: Diana Duarte



Saco Azul, Maus Hábitos,
Rua Passos Manuel 178

4º andar

4000-382 Porto

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Assessoria de Imprensa

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