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AMPARO SARD

(Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 1973)
Amparo Sard is a Spanish artist, master of “pierced” surfaces. She makes use of different media, such as drawing, video, installations and sculpture. In her “drawings”, Sard “embroiders” stories, creating a sort of plastic art which allows the artist to profane the bi-dimensional nature of paper sheets. Her white chromaticism evokes silence and solitude, aiming at exploring identity and confinement. Thanks to her unique pointillism, Sard produces small and big works on paper, sculptures of different dimensions and materials (from fibreglass to paper), consisting of thousands of pinholes that bring to life an intricate imagery, in fact we might describe it as a “pixilated embroidery”. Starting from the Fly Woman series, Amparo Sard reflected on doubt and anguish caused by indecision. In her second series – “Mistake – Sard dealt with the implications of errors. This work investigates wrong decisions and, in particular, the confusion between causes and consequences, after having made a mistake.
In her last series Impasse her countenance is covered by her hands that seem to form a sort of canoe. The canoe follows the sea stream and even if “we would run away from it, we are prevented by the waves”. This inability generates an Impasse, a state of stalemate in which we abstract from ourselves and generate a capsule that allows us to slip away from time and space.
Mirrors multiply the presence of the subject, who longs for grabbing infinite pleasure, while it might also suggest the possibility of an escape.
Some of Amparo Sard’s works have been acquired by a few important Museums both in USA and Spain (MOMA and Guggenheim – New York; Casal Solleric – Palma de Mallorca, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Murcia; MACRO Museum, Roma).

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Main Solo and Group Show

2018
Amparo Sard, “Slowly Through Water’, exhibition in Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam
ArteFiera Bologna, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna, Italia.

2017
The Dialectic Body. Arts Connection Foundation, Miami. Colectiva.
DocksArtFair™, Galleria Voss, Lione.
The Other, Werkstattgalerie, Berlino.
Her Nature. Maddox Gallery, Londra.
“Arte Fiera Bologna” Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna, Italia
Arco. Galería Pelaires, Madrid.

2016
Luz. La sombra del tiempo. TEA Arts, Tenerife

Spanish Interlude. Guillermo Rubi, Amparo Sard e Nicholas Woods. Galerie Isa, Mumbai
ARCO, Galerìa Pelaires, Madrid
Zona Maco, Galerìa Pelaires, Città del Messico
Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna.

2015
Automìa, Galeria Pelaires, Palma de Mallorca.
Cutting the Space, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Salerno.
L’altra metà dell’arte. Un percorso al femminile nella Collezione Macro, Museo MACRO, Roma
Paisaje Umbrío, Barjola Museum, Gijón
Sombras. Amparo Sard, Galerìa Artizar, Tenerife, Spagna
Limits. Amparo Sard, Museo MACRO , Roma, curata da  Lea Mattarella.
Amparo Sard Sights and Shadows. Gallery BravinLee programs, New York.
Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna.

2014
Amparo Sard: BOUNDARIAS, Galerie Isa, Mumbai
Limits. Amparo Sard, Maddox Art, Londra
Limits. Amparo Sard, Fondazione Stiftung Starke, Berlino.
Arte Fiera Bologna, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna.
Arco. Galleria Espacio Liquido, Madrid

2013
Interior Landscape. Amparo Sard, Bck Art Gallery, Marrakech, Marocco.
Conexiones 06. Amparo Sard, Museo ABC, Madrid, Spagna.
Contemporary Istanbul, Galleria Paola Verrengia, Turchia.
Paisage Ombrivol. 20 luglio – 15 settembre 2013 , Pollensa (Palma de Mallorca)
Arte Fiera / Art First. 25 – 28 Gennaio. Galleria Paola Verrengia, Bologna.
ARCO 2013. 13 – 17 Febbraio. Espacio Liquido Gallery.
From madonna to Madonna. DA2. Domius Artvm, Salamanca.
M.A.V. Fundaciòn Pilar y Joan Mirò.
Solo Video #3. Casal Solleric.
Open hof Houden. Galerìa Phoebus, Rotterdam.
The Solo Project. Galerìa Voss. Basel.
LOOP Barcelona. Galerìa N2.
Galerìa UNC. Corea. (Colectiva con Miro, Tapies, Saura, Lacalle).
Galerìa Ferran Cano. Palma de Mallorca.

2012
Galerie 38, Casablanca.
Arte Fiera. Galleria Paola Verrengia, Galería Ferran Cano.
RAWart. Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam.
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.
ARCO. Galería Espacio Líquido.
SWAB. Galería Ferran Cano, Barcelona.
N2 Gallery . Jaume Plensa y Amparo Sard.
PULSE, Basilea. N2 Gallery .
Palma Photo. Institut Ramon Llull.
Eva Vetközni. Cervantes Institute, Budapest.
Sieben Grüne Sterne. Kunstraum, Frankfurt.
Imagery Affairs. Cineteca, Matadero. Madrid.

2011
Art Miami, Galería Ferran Cano.
TOP 25. Anita Beckers Gallery, Casablanca.
Desnudo a Eva. Cervantes Institute, Berlin.
Everything Changes. DNA Gallery, Berlin. Collective with Nezaket Ekici, Gary Hill, Tatsumi Orimoto, Hung-Chih
Peng, Mariana Vasileva and Liu Zhenchen.
Pure Paper. Rena Bransten Gallery, Collective with Vik Muniz, Bovely Lee, Paul Hayes, Peter Callesen.
Ellas. Creators of the XX and XXI centuries. Collective. Sala Caja Vital. Vitoria.
Higher Institute of Cinema in Cairo. Curated by Instituto Cervantes and Loop. Collective with Joana
Vasconcelos, Kaoru Katayama, Carla Zacagnini, Vasco Araújo (…)
“Visión: Desafíos”. Instituto Cervantes, New México.
Artivm Museo. Video(S)torias. Collective.
Galleria Pio Monti, Rome. Collective.
LOOP / Screen from Barcelona. Galleria Ferran Cano. Galleria Espacio Liquido.

2010
Circulo de Bellas Artes de Tenerife.
Videoart Rendibú First prize 10.
“El Ángel Exterminador. A room for Contemporary Art”. En el Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruselas (BOZAR). Curated by Fernando Castro.
Palacio de la Diputación de Cádiz. Curated by Paula Llull.
Festival Screen, Oslo.
Collective. Galleria Marlborough, Madrid.
Collective. Galleria Marlborough, Barcelona.
Holland Paper Biennale 2010. CODA Museum.
“Visión: Desafíos”. Curated by Instituto Cervantes. Curated by Magda González-Mora.
Galerie Voss, Dusseldorf.
Impakt Festival, Amsterdam.
Galéria Ferran Cano, Barcelona.
Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam.
Museum of contemporary art of Korea (collective), MoCa Seoul.

2009
Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco.
Expanded drawings. DNA Gallery, Collective. Berlin.
Royal Ontario Museum. Toronto. Collective curated by ICC (Institute for Contemporary Culture).
Itinerante Cervantes-LOOP.
Salon Du Dessin Contemporain 2009, France
“Cadàver exquisite” (projecte Llevant) Ses Voltes, Palma I itinerant per Mallorca, Menorca, Elvissa, Barcelona.
“Amparo Sard. Impasse. Art works 2004-2009”, Casal Solleric, Fundaciò Palma Espai d’’Art, Palma.

2008
“ I have a dream” commemorative a Martin Luther King,and Louise Bourgeois,Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith, Bruce Nauman, etc. Carriage House, New York.
Bravin Gallery. Lee, Nueva York.
“Order, Desire, Light. An exhibition of contemporary drawings” , Irish Museum of Modern Art, with Kentridge,
Le Witt, Muniz, Ousler, Polke, Richter, Smith, Tàpies, etc., Dublin.
Grusenmeyer Gallery, Deurle, Belgium.
Irish Museum of Modern Art, collective with Kentridge, Le Witt, Muniz, Oursler, Polke, Richter, Smith, Tapies, entre otros) Galería Grusenmeyer. Deurle, Bélgica.
White Box Gallery (groupshow Wolf Vostell, Marina Abramovic,Gary Hill, atc.) NY, USA.
Thomas Gallery, Munich.
Natuur Historisches Museum Rotterdam, Olanda.
Tina B. Vernon Gallery, Praga.
In Flux. Truman Brewery, London, GB.
Signature Gallery, Miami, USA.
Thomas Gallery, Munich. Collective.
Terreno Baldío Gallery, Mexico D.F.
LOVE, frammenti visivi di un discorso amoroso, Gallerie Civiche d’Arte Contemporanea Palazzo Ducale, Pavullo nel Frignano – Modena, Italy
“ Mistake”, Bravin Lee Gallery, NY, USA.

2007
Fundaciò “La caixa”, Lleida.
Phoebus Gallery. Rotterdam.
Galleria Maria Prego, Vigo.
Galéria Ferran Cano, Palma.
Galéria N3, Madrid.
Comunidad de Madrid. Aquí y ahora. Curated by Maria Martin.
Galéria Ferran Cano, Palma.

2006
Circulo de Bellas Artes, Fundacion Loewe, Madrid
Galéria Espacio Líquido, Gijón.
Galéria N2 Ignacio de Lassaletta y asc., Barcellona.
“Take me with you”, Museum Mori, Tokyo
Bravin Lee Gallery, New York.
Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam.
“Oltre Lilith”, Il femminino sacro, curated by di Rosetta Gozzini, Scuderie Aldobrandini, Frascati.
MALBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Can Marqués, Palma.
Mediterraneo Contemporaneo, curated by Antonio d’Avossa, Museo Castello Aragonese,Taranto.
Machine, New York.
“Wonderful,” Galeria LipanjePuti . Curted by Maria Campitelli, Serra di Villa Rivoltella, Trieste, Italy

2005
Contemporary Space Gallery. Tokyo.
Parisud Gallery, Parigi.
Van der Voort Gallery, Ibiza.
Paola Verrengia Gallery, Salerno, Italy
Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam.
“3D+1” Castell de Santa Barbara, Alicante.
“Art Report”, with Miquel Barcelò, Barry Flanagan, Bernardì Roig. Centre de Cultura “ Sa Nostra”, Palma.
“ Generaciòn 2005”, La Casa Encedida, Madrid.

2004
Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam.
“Video Mix”, La Casa Encendida, Madrid.

2003
“Palma Photo”, Galéria Ferran Cano, Palma.
Galéria Van der Voort, Ibiza.
Galéria Ferran Cano, Barcellona.
… en projecte (VIII), Torre de ses Puntes, Manacor.
… en projecte (VIII), Espai Mallorca, Barcelona.
X Premi Ciutat de Manacor de Pintura, Torre de ses Puntes, Manacor.

2002
“Art emergent a les Illes Balears (I)”, Espai Ramón Llull Palma, Maiorca, Minorca, Ibiza and Barcellona.
“18 September 2001, New York-Barcellona-11 September”, Eude Gallery, Barcellona
Torre de ses Puntes, Manacor.
“New Art Barcellona”, Galleria Ferran Cano, Barcelona.

2001
Deutsche Bank, Madrid.
Galeria Plaza XV, Río de Janeiro.
Chatillón Gallery , Lussemburgo.
Art Jove . New Technology and Installation (finalist), Ses Voltes, Palma de Mallorca.
VIII Premi Ciutat de Manacor de Pintura, Torre de ses Puntes, Manacor.

2000
Museo de Guernika, Guernika.
VII Concorso Ciutat de Manacor de Pintura. Torre de ses Puntes, Manacor (Maiorca).
Premi Ciutat de Palma “Antoni Gelabert” de Pintura, Casal Solleric,Palma.
Galéria Eude, Barcellona.
Casa Baumann, Terrassa, Spain
“Amparo Sard. Obra recent”,Torre de ses Puntes, Manacor , Mallorca