Ana Sofia Lopes da Ponte

Sofia Ponte, artist, curator, researcher and assistant professor at IADE - Universidade Europeia, Lisbon, Portugal. Ponte holds a PhD in Art and Design, specialisation in Museum Studies, from the University of Porto, in 2016. 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

  • Assistant Professor IADE - Universidade Europeia

PhD Details

Research Groups

Publications

Books
  • Ponte, S. (2020) Transformar Arte Funcional em Objeto Museal. Lisboa: DGPC e Caleidoscópio. ISBN: 9789896586546. Link
  • Rosas, R. and Ponte, S. (eds.). (2020). Corpo, Espaço, Matéria. Porto: i2ADS. ISBN:978-989-54703-6-5 Link
  • Ponte, S. (ed.) (2017) 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. (2024). Exhibiting and collecting Interrogative Design. In Interrogative Design, edited by Ian Wojtowicz, 185-191. Massachusetts, United States: MIT Press. (in Press).
  • Ponte, S. (2024). Devices for daydreaming together. In Interrogative Design, edited by Ian Wojtowicz, 127-128. Massachusetts, United States: MIT Press. (in Press).
  • Rosa, I.B. and Ponte, S. (2023) “Quando eu Grito Quem me Ouve: About Cyberfeminism and Cyberscreams”. In Cross Media Arts: Social Arts and Collaboration. Edited by António Gorgel Pinto, Paula Reaes Pinto, Teresa Veiga Furtado, 115-126. Lisboa: Editora Caleidoscópio.
  • Ponte, S. (2023) “Etheline Rosas: a modern art conservator, an art dealer, and museologist”. In Women Art Dealers 1940-1990, edited by Véronique Chagnon-Burke; Caterina Toschi. London, United Kingdom: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc. (in Press)
  • Ponte, S. (2021) “Como a Escultura de Jorge Vieira Encontrou o Espaço Público entre 1980 e 2000” in Jorge Vieira: Monumento ao Prisioneiro Político Desconhecido, Leonor Oliveira (ed.). Vila Franca de Xira: Museu do Neorealismo e Câmara Municipal Vila Franca de Xira.
  • Ponte, S. (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.
  • Ponte, S. (2010) “Fernando Lanhas” in Coleção do CAM, Isabel Carlos (ed.). Lisboa: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, p.70. ISBN 978-972-635-210-5.
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
  • Campos, A.; Gomes, H.; Ponte, S. (2022) “Myriorama: Obsolete Technologies for a Contemporary Scenographic Practice and Thought”. In The European Conference on Arts, Design & Education 2022 Conference Proceedings. 10.22492/issn.2758-0989.2022.15
  • 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. (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) “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. (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
  • Morais, M. and S. Ponte (2018) “Credulous Map, Cruel Reality, Woman Artist”. 21 novembro. in Jornal Punkto. Pedro Bismarck (ed.) Link
  • 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.
  • 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. (2013) “Panorama Orbital” in Rua de Baixo. Link
  • Ponte, S. (2013) “Acordaram Alice! A Propósito da Exposição Alice Jorge — Traços, Ecos e Revelações” in Rua de Baixo Link
  • 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. (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

Scientific, artistic and cultural production

Technical work
  • Ponte, S. (2022) Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Arts Panel in the Competition for the Doctoral Research Grants of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)
  • Ponte, S. (2022-2023) Member of the jury of the Fine Arts funding programme of the Direção-Geral das Artes/Ministério da Cultura da República Portuguesa.
  • Ponte, S. (2021) Member of the Evaluation Committee of the Arts Panel in the Competition for the Doctoral Research Grants of Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia (FCT)
  • Ponte, S. (2021) Member of the Jury of VIartes Public Art Contest by Sonae Sierra Lda, Portugal
  • Ponte, S. (2020) Reviewer, Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, Vol 12, Nº3 xCoAx 2020.
  • Ponte, S. (2020) Member of the Jury for the International apexart Contest, New York.
  • 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. (2019) Member of the Jury of Viartes Public Art Contest by Sonae Sierra Lda, Portugal
  • Ponte, S. (2018). Reviewer, Cadernos de Arte Pública, CIEBA, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade de Lisboa
  • Ponte, S. (2018) Member of the Network for Information, Research and Intervention in Public Art (R3iAP)
  • Ponte, S. (2017) Consulting for the Department of Education, Museum of Contemporary Art of Serralves Foundation
  • Ponte, S. (2017), Reviewer, Revista ouvirOuver, Instituto das Artes da Universidade Federal da Uberlândia, Brasil
  • Ponte, S. (2016). Member of the Selection Committee, Olhares do Mediterrâneo Cinema Festival
  • 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. (2022) Member of the Scientific committee of the European Conference on Arts, Design & Education (ECADE2022).
  • Ponte, S. (2022) Member of the Scientific committee of the Cross Media Art International Conference (xma23).
  • Ponte, S. (2022) Member of the Scientific committee of the II International Conference of Public Art as a Bridge over Troubled Places.
  • Ponte, S. (2019) Member of the Scientific committee of the Musas em Ação – Espessuras da [In]Visibilidade (2ª edição), org. Reitoria da Universidade do Porto e Instituto de Literatura Comparada Margarida Losa, Faculdade de Letras da Universidade do Porto
  • Ponte, S. (2018-2020) Member of the Scientific committee 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.
  • 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)
Other relevant cultural production
  • Ponte, S. (2022) Designer and Producer of the Oceans Trophy for the Wiki Loves Earth Portugal 2022.
  • 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, Art and Feminism Wiki-Edit-a-Thon, Lisboa
  • Ponte, S. (2017) Member of the Organisation, Art and Feminism Wiki-Edit-a-Thon, Porto