Born 1948 in Lisbon, Portugal. Lives and works in Estoril, Portugal.
One of the most important artists of his generation, Sarmento has exhibited extensively since the 1970s. Julião Sarmento draws upon themes of memory, sexuality, transgression, morality, and duality. He works across different mediums (painting, collage, drawing, sculpture, performance, and film) to deploy a concise vocabulary of images.