Amparo Sard

Vita

born 1973 Mallorca (Spain)

MAIN COLLECTIONS
Moma, New York.
Guggenheim, New York.
Deutsche Bank, New York.
West Collection (Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Chelsea), New York.
Taylers Museum, Niederlande.
Artium Museo.
Deutsche Bank, Berlín.
Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca.
Fundación Loewe.
Colección Testimoni, La Caixa.
Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró.
Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Murcia.
Gobierno de Cantabria
Es Baluard Museu d’Art Modern i Contemporani de Palma.

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2019

Reacciones precarias. Pilar Serra Gallery, Madrid.

Tanque Centro de Arte, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

2018

Hybridizations. White Box, Beijing.

Slowly trough Whater, Phoebus Galerie, Rotterdam.

Demasiada Empatía, Artizar Gallery, La Laguna.

Too much Empathy, Paola Verrengia Gallery, Salerno.

2017

The Dialectic Body. Arts Connection Foundation, Miami.

2016

Luz. La sombra del tiempo. Contemporary Art Museum of Tenerife.

Autotomía. Pelaires Gallery, Palma de Mallorca.

Cutting the space. Paola Verrengia Gallery, Salerno.

2015

Limits. Contemporary Art Museum of Rome, Italy.

Sights and Shadows. Bravin Lee Gallery, New York.

Paisaje Umbrío. Barjola Museum, Gijon, Spain.

2014

Boundaries. Isa Gallery, Mumbai, India.

Hauptpunkt.. Paola Verrengia Gallery, Salerno, Italy.

El nacimiento de la tragedia. Terrassa Museum, Terrassa.

2013

La Otra, ABC Museum, Madrid, Spain.

Paisaje Interactivo. Ferran Cano Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Shady Landscape, Paisaje Umbrío, Museo de Pollensa, Mallorca, Spain.

Pareidolia. Es Baluard, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Interior Landscape, BCK Gallery, Marrakech, Morocco.

2012

Amparo Sard – Spacing the Impasse, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

La Fuga, Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijón, Spain.

La Fugue, La Galerie 38, Casablanca, Morocco.

2011

Espaciando. Ferran Cano Gallery, Barcelona.

Paola Verrengia Gallery, Salerno.

2010

Impasse. Voss Gallery, Dusseldorf, Germany.

Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland.

Impasse. Canem Gallery. Castellón de la Plana, Spain.

2009

The Error of Oversight. Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA.

Impasse. Casal Solleric Museum, Palma de Mallorca. Spain.

2008

The Fly Woman and the mistake. Natuur Historisch Museum, Rotterdam, Holland.

Mistake. Bravin Lee Gallery, New York.

Signature Gallery, Miami, FL.

2007

Amparo Sard. La Caixa Foundation, Lerida, Spain.

María Prego Gallery, Vigo, Spain.

Ferran Cano Gallery, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

2006

La Mujer Mosca. Espacio Líquido Gallery, Gijon, Spain.

The Fly Woman. Bravin Lee Gallery, New York.

2005

The Fly Woman. Contemporary Space Gallery, Tokio, Japan.

The Fly Woman. Van der Voort Gallery, Ibiza, Spain.

The Fly Woman. Paola Verrengia Gallery, Salerno, Italy.

2004

Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland.

2003

Van der Voort Gallery, Ibiza, Spain.

Ferran Cano Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

2002

Eude Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

2001

Crazy Mol. Deutsche Bank Contemporary Space, Madrid, Spain.

2000

Eude Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.


Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2014

What’s the smell of an exhibition, LABoral Museum, Gijon, Spain.

California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA.

2013

Hola Spain, The Cube Museum / Seongnam Arts Center, Korea, with Picasso, Dali, Miro, Usle, and Chillida.

From madonna to Maddona, DA2, Domius Artivm, Salamanca, Spain.

M.A.V. Pilar i Joan Miro Foundation, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Solo Video #3, Casal Solleric, Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

Open hof Houden, Phoebus Gallery, Rotterdam, Holland.

UNC Gallery, Korea, with Miro, Tapies, Saura, and Lacalle.

Fuso, Video program #2, Lisboa, Portugal.

2012

N2 Gallery, Jaume Plensa and Amparo Sard.

Palma Photo Festival, Ramon Llull Institut.

Eva Vetközni, Instituto Cervantes, Budapest, Hungary.

Sieben Grüne Sterne, Kunstraum, Frankfurt, Germany.

Imagery Affairs, Cineteca, Matadero, Madrid, Spain.

2011

Desnudo a Eva, Instituto Cervantes, Berlin, Germany.

Everything Changes, Galería DNA, Berlin, with Gary Hill, Tatsumi Orimoto, Hung-Chih Peng and Liu Zhenchen.

Pure Paper, Rena Bransten Gallery, San Francisco, CA, with Vik Muniz, Bovely Lee, Paul Hayes, and Peter Callesen.

Ellas, Creadoras de los siglos XX y XXI, Caja Vital, Vitoria.

Higher Institute of Cinema in Cairo, Egypt, with Joana Vasconcelos, Kaoru Katayama, Carla Zacagnini and Vasco Araújo.

Visión: Desafíos, NM.

Artivm Museum, Video(S)torias.

LICHT!, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Concepts, Gabarron Foundation, New York.

CONCEPTS, Instituto Cervantes, Vienna, Austria.

MICROWAVE, Hong Kong.

2010

Special Guests, Círculo de Bellas Artes from Tenerife.

El Ángel Exterminador: A room for Contemporary Art, Palais des Beaux Arts de Bruselas (BOZAR), curated by Fernando Castro.

Palacio de la Diputación de Cádiz, curated by Paula Llull.

Screen Festival Oslo, Norway.

Marlborough Gallery, Madrid, Spain.

Marlborough Gallery, Barcelona, Spain.

Holland Paper Bienale 2010, CODA Museum, Holland.

Visión: Desafíos, curated by Magda González-Mora.

Impakt Ferstival, Amsterdam, Holland.

MOCA, Modern and Contemporary Art Museum, Seoul, Korea.

2009

Expanded drawings, DNA Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Royal Ontario Museum, Toranto, Canada.

2008

I have a dream, Gabarron Foundation – Carriage House Center for the Arts, New York, with Bourgeois, Jasper Johns, Kiki Smith, and Bruce Nauwman.

Order, desire, light, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland, with Kentridge, Le Witt, Muniz, Oursler, Polke, Richter, Smith, and Tapies.

White Box Gallery, New York, with Wolf Vostell, Marina Abramovic, and Gary Hill.

Thomas Gallery, Munich, Germany.

2007

Aquí y ahora, Alcalá 31, Comunidad de Madrid, Spain, curated by Maria Martin.

2006

Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid, organizes Loewe Foundation.

Take me with you, Museo Mori, Tokyo, Japan.

Oltre Lilith, Rome, Italy, with Marina Abramovic and Rebecca Horn.

Mediterráneo Contemporáneo, Museo Castelo Aragonese, Taranto, Italy, colectiva comisariada por Antonio D’Avossa.

2005

3D+1, Castillo de Santa Bábara, Alicante, colectiva comisariada por Paco Rico.

Art Report, Palma de Mallorca, with Miquel Barceló, Barry Flanagan and Bernardí Roig, curated by Gabriel Amer.

2004

Bienal de Valencia, Spain, Martinez Guerrikabeitia.

Video Mix, La Casa Encendida, Caja, Madrid, Spain, curated by Javier Duero.

Current exhibition

Literature

Amparo Sard (Mallorca-Spain, 1973) a Spanish artist famous for "piercing" space. She uses different medium of expression: drawings, video, installation and sculpture. In her “drawings” on sheets of paper, Sard has "embroidered" stories giving body to plastic shapes that profane the bi-dimensionality of the support. An absolute monochromatism, white, which evokes silences and solitudes exploring themes of identity and confinement. Using a unique form of pointillism, Sard creates small and big works on paper, huge and small sculptures in different materials, from the fiberglass to the paper, consisting of thousands of pinholes resulting in intricate imagery that can be described as "pixilated embroidery". With the on-going Fly Woman series, Amparo Sard started a reflection on the doubt and anguish produced by indecision. In the second series Sard talks to the implication of the error or “Mistake.” This work expresses the wrong decision, the confusion between cause and consequence, after the mistake, when the die is cast and the protagonist may not undo it. In the last series Impasse her countenance is covered with her hands that also form a kind of canoe. A canoe that follows the sea flux and even if “we would run away from it, we are prevented by the waves movement. From this inability starts the Impasse, a stalemate in which we create the astraction of ourself, generating a capsule that allow us to move away from the time”. Some mirrors set up in angle multiply the presence of the subject that wants to understand that infinite pleasure, but also the woman sits and lays down in between two mirrors or starts running away with them under her arms.
Recently some of the Amparo Sard’s works have been acquired by some of the most important Museums both in USA and Spain (MOMA and Guggenheim - New York; Casal Solleric – Palma de Mallorca, Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Murcia