Rui Sanches featured in Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States



Untitled. Mixed media/50 x 70 (x2) & 70 x 50 (x2)/1999

Portuguese artist Rui Sanches participated in the exhibition Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States. This exhibition was organised by the Art Management Office from the Office of Public Works, with the sponsorship of Instituto Camões, among others institutions.

Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Art from EU Member States is an exhibition of a selection of contemporary art works from the twenty seven Member States of the European Union. This exhibition has been organised by the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht and the  office of Public Works in collaboration with the Embassies and various cultural organisations throughout Europe. The exhibition forms part of Culture Connects, a culture programme to celebrate Ireland’s Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Culture Connects is an initiative of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is a wide and varied programme which involves the engagement of Irish artists in Europe and European artists in Ireland. For many centuries, Ireland has had strong historic cultural connections to Europe and our Presidency offers an opportunity to celebrate and build on these connections.

About Rui Sanches

Born in Lisbon in 1954, Rui Sanches originally studied at Ar.Co – Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual, Lisbon, achieved his BA
in Fine Art from Goldsmiths’ College, London in 1980 and his Master’s in Fine Art from Yale University, New Haven in 1982. In 1984, he showed his work for the first time at Galeria de Arte Moderna da SNBA and at Galeria  Diferença, both in Lisbon. Since then, he has presented more than forty solo exhibitions, such as his retrospective at Centro de Arte Moderna José Azeredo Perdigão, Fundação
Calouste Gulbenkian (2001) and MUSEUM, at Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (2008).
He has taken part in many group shows, in Portugal and abroad, and his work is featured in all major Portuguese public art collections.
From 1994 to 1998, he was Assistant Director at Centro de Arte Moderna José Azeredo Perdigão. He curated and co-curated several exhibitions, supervised courses and workshops, and presented a large number of conferences in museums and universities. In 2008, he received the AICA/ Ministry of Culture Prize. Presently, he is a Guest Assistant Professor at Universidade do Algarve Portugal.