As part of the close collaboration that the Millennium bcp Foundation has maintained with the Drawing Room Lisboa throughout its history, the Millennium bcp Foundation has supported the ambitious Art Talks programme that enables the presence of important collectors, museum directors and national and international artists. This year the Millennium Art Talks return with the help of the Portuguese curator Maria do Mar Fazenda, in charge of conceiving for the fair a space for professional reflection on drawing, architecture and museums.
Maria do Mar Fazenda (1977, Lisbon). Degree from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL (2002); Postgraduate in Curatorial Studies, FBAUL (2005); Doctoral Student in Art Studies, FCSH/NOVA. She received a scholarship from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and FCT; awarded the New Curators/Arte Contempo Initiative and the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar/EGEAC Curator Award. In parallel with the practice of independent curatorship, developed since 2005, she highlights from her career: collaboration with the Quadrado Azul gallery, art critic at L + Arte; consultancy for the Câmara Clara program; assistance in the making of documentaries about artists and A day at the museum a series of television documentaries about Portuguese museums (RTP2); programming for Espaço Arte Tranquilidade; artistic direction of Drawing Room Lisboa 2018; co-curation of the meetings What is the archive? and Moth, family archives film show (CML); consultancy for the Nadir Afonso Museum of Contemporary Art.