Amparo Sard holds a Degree in Fine Arts from the Universitat de Barcelona, where she currently teaches, and she also holds a Master of Arts in Media Studies from the New School University of New York. She has been honoured with many awards, among them the International Deutsche Bank Award, the Medaglia d’oro dell Governo della Republica d’Italia for career achievement and was appointed as one of the best artists around the world, being included in the LXRY List for 2018. The artist works and lives between Barcelona and Mallorca.
She has held exhibitions both individually and collectively at galleries, international fairs and museums such as MACRO (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma), TEA (Tenerife Espacio de las Artes), Es Baluard Museu d’art Modern i Contemporani de Palma, Irish Museum of Modern Art, New York’s WhiteBox Art Center, Museo ABC del Dibujo y la Ilustración de Madrid, BOZAR (Palais des Beaux-Arts de Bruxelles), MMCA (National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of South Korea), Royal Ontario Museum, etc. Her work is part of renowned private and public collections, which include MoMA (NYC’s Museum of Modern Art), New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, West Collection (Chelsea Contemporary Art Museum), Teylers Museum in Haarlem-Netherlands, Artium (Centro-Museo Vasco de Arte Contemporáneo de Vitoria), Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Deutsche Bank New York Collection, Fundación Loewe de Madrid, La Caixa Col•lecció Testimoni de Barcelona, Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró a Mallorca, Es Baluard Museu d’art Modern i Contemporani de Palma.
“The intensity of her work is based on the fact that she works with the intangible: states of mind, perceptions, imperceptible gestures of psychological importance, abysses of the being and the soul, to represent them despite everything and make us think.
Amparo Sard’s universe, beautiful but disturbing, is teeming with timeless translucent atmospheres, where their apparent quietness is likely to be fraught with threats. To immerse oneself in them involves paying attention in order to perceive what is real-real, what is real created or what can stem from our subconscious. The double, the mirror, the other side, the mystery of daily actions are always present as in parallel realities that never actually mingle.”
Es Baluard Director