Ana Sofia Lopes da Ponte

Sofia Ponte, artist, curator, researcher and guest assistant professor at the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto. Holds a PhD in Art and Design, specialisation in Museum Studies, from the University of Porto. Completed her Master of Science in Visual Studies at the School of Architecture and Planning of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), in 2008. Ponte has published in journals and web platforms dedicated to the theory and practice of contemporary art. Her research interests include Digital Heritage, Recent Public Art, History of Exhibitions, Digital Curatorship, Women in the Fine Arts.

Current positions

  • Guest Assistant Professor School of Fine Arts, University of Porto

PhD Details

Research Groups

Publications

Books
  • Ponte, S. (2017)Ed. Sobre Pintura. Porto: i2ADS-Instituto de Investigação em Arte, Design e Sociedade/Faculdade de Belas Artes Universidade do Porto, 158 páginas. ISBN 978-989-756-124-8.
Book chapters
  • Ponte, S. (2010) “Fernando Lanhas” in Coleção do CAM, Isabel Carlos (ed.). Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, p.70. ISBN 978-972-635-210-5.
  • Ponte, Sofia (2017) “The Value of Doing and the Value of Seeing Done: The Concept of Drawing of Rui Inácio”. in “O Mar é Mudo e Não Fala”, Lisboa: Egeac e Câmara Municipal de Lisboa. ISBN 978-989-8167-60-6, pp.33-51.
National journals
  • Ponte, S. (2019) “Etheline Isaac Chamis Rosas”, in Dicionário Quem é Quem na Museologia Portuguesa. org. Raquel Henriques da Silva, Joana D’Oliva Monteiro e Emília Ferreira. Lisboa: Instituto de História de Arte, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, pp. 263-266. e-issn 978-989-54405-0-4. Link
International conferences
  • Ponte, S. (2019) “Dealing with Contemporary Art: Etheline Rosas between São Paulo and Porto”, in Women Art Dealers 1940-1990, Christie’s Education Conference proceedings. V. Chagnon-Burke and C. Toschi (Eds.). New York: Christie’s Education
  • Ponte, S. (2015) “How does Street Art Survive in Museums?” in Conference Proceedings of the International Conference Street Art and Urban Creativity. Lisboa: CIEBA, Faculdade de Belas Artes, Universidade de Lisboa, pp. 12-17. ISBN 978-989-20-5138-3.
  • Ponte, S. (2015) “Arte (Pública) Contemporânea em Espaços Museológicos” in Actas da Conferência Internacional Processos de Musealização. Porto: Departamento de Ciências e Técnicas do Património, Faculdade de Letras, Universidade do Porto. ISBN 978-989-8648-47-1, pp. 558-576. Link
  • Ponte, S. (2017) “Arte Funcional em Exposição na Era da Tecnocultura: Reflexões sobre o Processo de Desmodernização do Contexto Museal” in Actas da Conferência Internacional Arte Pública na Era da Criatividade Digital. Porto: CITAR, Escola das Artes, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. ISBN 978-989-8835-38-3, pp.181-189. Link
  • Ponte, S. (2015) “Musealizing Functional Art” in Sustainable Art – Facing the Need for Regeneration, Responsibility and Relations, Anna Markowska (ed.). Warsaw: Polish Institute of World Art Studies & TAKO Publishing House. ISBN 978-83-62737-89-5.
Other publications
  • Ponte, S. (2009) “Scrabble de Memória” in Revista NU, #37, Departamento de Arquitetura da Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra: Universidade de Coimbra, pp.24-25.
  • Ponte, S. (2013) “Panorama Orbital” in Rua de Baixo. Link
  • Ponte, S. (2009) Daydreaming Devices. Cambridge, MA: Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 66 pág. Link
  • Ponte, S. (2007) “Sobre um Estado de Transição” in Artecapital. Link
  • Ponte, S. (2013) “Acordaram Alice! A Propósito da Exposição Alice Jorge — Traços, Ecos e Revelações” in Rua de Baixo Link
  • Ponte, S., M. Carvalho and A. Carvalho (2017) ” Unstable Media, Constructions and Disruptions”, in Portuguese Small Press Year Book 2017. Catarina F. Cardoso e Isabel Barahona (eds.). Lisboa: PSPYB, pp.17-25
  • Ponte, S. (2018) “Hypotheses of a Further Away Infinite: FBA.UP and Porto”, in Art Chronicles – Contemporânea. Antonia Gaeta (ed.). Lisboa: Makking Art Happen. ISBN 2184-1861, pp.33-47.
  • Morais, M. and S. Ponte (2018) “Credulous Map, Cruel Reality, Woman Artist”. 21 novembro. in Jornal Punkto. Pedro Bismarck (ed.) Link

Scientific, artistic and cultural production

Technical work
  • Ponte, S. (2018) Member of the Network for Information, Research and Intervention in Public Art (R3iAP)
  • Ponte, S. (2019) Member of the Jury of Viartes Public Art Contest by Sonae Sierra Lda, Portugal
  • Ponte, S. (2017). Consulting for the Department of Education, Museum of Contemporary Art of Serralves Foundation
  • Ponte, S. (2016). Member of the Selection Committee, Olhares do Mediterrâneo Cinema Festival
  • Ponte, S. (2017), Reviewer, Revista ouvirOuver, Instituto das Artes da Universidade Federal da Uberlândia, Brasil
  • Ponte, S. (2018). Reviewer, Cadernos de Arte Pública, CIEBA, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
  • Ponte, S. (2019). Reviewer, Revista Estudo Prévio, Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa
  • Ponte, S. (2019). Reviewer, Revista de História de Arte nº14, “The Exhibition: Histories, Practices and Politics. Faculdade Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
  • Ponte, S. (2017) Member of the Jury of Porta Nova Contest by the City Council of Braga, Portugal
  • Ponte, S. (2017) Member of the Jury of Viartes Public Art Contest by Sonae Sierra Lda, Portugal
  • Ponte, S. (2008). Research Assistant, MIT Student Loan Program / Collection, List Visual Arts Center, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • Ponte, S. (2008). Research Assistant, SGER: Visual-Physical Design Grammars: Computational Synthesis and Production of Mass Customisable Building Assembly Systems, Computation Design, Department of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
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National awards
  • Morais, M. and S.Ponte (2019). IJUP 2019 award
Scientific events organization
  • Ponte, S. (2013) Member of the Scientific Committee of the 1st Research Meeting in Art and Intermedia at the Institute for Research in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS)
  • Ponte, S. (2018-2020). Scientific Member of CEM – Corpo, Espaço, Matéria is a series of talks between researchers, artists, designers and other specialists on research methodologies at the intersection of art and society.
Other relevant cultural production
  • Ponte, S. (2010) Coordinator and co-diretor of Photomaton – Retratos de João dos Santos documentary
Other scientific activity spreading actions
  • Ponte, S. (2015). Member of the Organisation of the Art and Feminism Wiki-Edit-a-Thon, Lisboa
  • Ponte, S. (2017) Member of the Organisation, Art and Feminism Wiki-Edit-a-Thon, Porto