António Júlio Duarte
It was the hottest days of summer.
The heat imposed a simple routine and took me to the outskirts of the city,
to the woods and the rivers. I walked and watch.
In the town I was attracted by enigmatic things, things seemed to tell stories
of absence and expired desires.
I exchanged words with one or two people. They asked me if I was Basque,
I said no. But I thought it made no difference.
António Júlio Duarte was born in Lisbon, 1965.
Studied photography at AR.CO, Lisbon and the Royal College of Art, London.
He his the author of multiple books: East West (1995), Peepshow (1999), Lotus (2001), Agosto (2003), White Noise and The Candidate (2011), Deviation of the Sun (2013) and Japan Drug (2014). A monograph of his work was published in 2006 by ADIAC.
His work has been exhibited regularly, in Portugal and abroad, since 1990.
A selection of recent solo shows includes Suspension Of Disbelief at Centro de artes Visuais, Coimbra, AJD at Galeria Pedro Alfacinha both in 2016 and Mercúrio at Galeria Zé dos Bois, Lisbon, in 2015.
Recent group shows include Edita: Secuencia / Sentido, at CGAC, Santiago de Compostela, 2015 and Le Bal Books Weekend: Live Editing Show, 3e Édition du Festival du Livre de Photographie du Bal, Le Bal, Paris, in 2014.
His work is represented in several public and private collections in Portugal and abroad.