Didier Faustino
1968, Paris, França

Didier Fiúza Faustino. Architect and artist, he works on the close relationship between body and space. He began his career at the intersection between art and architecture shortly after graduating in architecture in 1995. Since then, he has developed a multifaceted approach that ranges from installation to experimentation, from visual arts to the multi-sensorial creation of spaces, from mobile architecture to buildings. He was a lecturer at the AA School in London for 6 years and for 2, editor of the French architecture and design magazine CREE (2015-2016). In 2009, he founded and curated the first Bordeaux Biennale dedicated to art in public space. Currently, Didier Faustino devotes himself exclusively to architecture (projects in Mexico, Costa Rica, Belgium, Portugal and France) and installation and exhibition art (Vienna, Geneva, Lisbon, Los Angeles). He lives and works between Paris and Lisbon. Didier Fiúza Faustino's works have been exhibited at MoMA - The Museum of Modern Art (New York), Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Centre Georges-Pompidou (Paris), Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), Maison Hermès (Tokyo), Laxart (Los Angeles), Beyeler Foundation (Basel), MOCAD - Museum of Contemporary Art (Detroit),Storefront (New York), MAXXI - Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo (Rome), MUDE - Museum of Design and Fashion (Lisbon), Cité de l'architecture et duPatrimoine (Paris), HEAD - Geneva University of Art and Design, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon), La Verrière (Brussels), Monnaie de Paris, MUCEM (Marseille), 50th Venice Biennale, Venice Architecture Biennale (11th French Pavilion; 9th Portuguese Pavilion).

His works are present in private collections such as: MoMa, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA; MACS, Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Serralves (MACS), Porto, Portugal; MNAM, Musée National d'Art Moderne / Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France; FRAC Nord-Pas de Calais, Dunkirk, France; FRAC Centre, Orléans, France; FNAC, Fond National d'Art Contemporain, Paris, France; Colecção António Cachola, Portugal; CAM - Centro de Arte Moderna José de Azeredo Perdigão, Lisbon, Portugal; CNAP, Centre National des Arts Plastiques, Paris, France; Centre Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France.

His projects are characterized by their critical perspectives, their freedom of codes and their ability to offer new experiences to the individual and collective body. In some of his iconic works, such as "Body in transit" (Venice Biennale, 2000), a minimal space that criticizes the transportation of illegal immigrants, or "One square meter house" (Paris, 2007), a prototype building that questions the notions of land value and property, Faustino's subversive position invites us to question the political role of creation as well as our own position as subject and citizen.


Selected Works

Some of the best


Didier Faustino | Unbuilt Memories

Didier Fiúza Faustino's work explores the relationship between art and architecture, body and space, reformulating previously established theories that address art and design

Didier Faustino | Habeas Corpus

Filomena Soares Gallery presents the exhibition of the artist Didier Faustino (1968, Paris, France) entitled Habeas Corpus, from January 19 to March 24, 2012. The inauguration will take place on January 19 (Thursday) at 21h30 with the presence of the artist.


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