Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s work is deeply characterized by a longstanding obsession with the duality between abstraction and preexistence as a form of cultural inquiry. His current drawings and installations identify reflexive systems that foster the transformation of our living environments based on the adaptation of a geometrical abstract apparatus in dialogue with a preexisting material condition or a pre-figuration of a thought as a spatial typology. Recent works engage form in programs that range from installations for public spaces to ceramic building blocks to home furniture and landscapes determined by infrastructural systems for renewable energies. His work explores form and drawing in many versions and always in its most abstract content, from generating a new environment to repeating a limited number of abstract procedures in a systematic mode to testing the capacity of a flexible configuration to be adaptable in any location and modeling the material behavior of a spatial component driven by user interaction.
Eduardo Benamor Duarte earned his Masters of Science in Advanced Architecture Design from GSAPP Columbia University after earning his Bachelors degree in Architecture and Urban Design from Faculdade de Arquitectura Universidade de Lisboa.
In 2009 he founded his studio, Benamor Duarte Architecture focused on design of objects, and spatial environments at large. Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s current research and practice identify reflexive systems that foster the transformation of our living environments based on the adaptation of a geometrical abstract apparatus in dialogue with a preexisting material condition; or a pre figuration of a thought as a spatial typology. Recent architecture, design and installation commissions, include group exhibitions at the Cite’ de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Institut Francais d’Architecture in Paris, University of Memphis Art Museum, First Street Garden I Open Art Space, Salone Satellite - Milan Furniture Fair, Temporary Museum for New Design, and Made Expo in Milan; Doing and Undergoing, 125 th Anniversary of TC Columbia University, Wanted Design NY and Soho Digital Art Gallery in NY; Bienniale Design in Saint Etienne and Experimenta Design in Lisbon.
Over the past years Eduardo Benamor Duarte’s work have been published widely in a number of international magazines, books and newspapers such as Abitare, AD France, Domus Magazine, Elle Décor, Interni, Ecologik, Frame, La Repubblica, Expresso, Vogue Italia, or the publishing houses Gestalten and Links Books. His work has been awarded by several institutions in Portugal and US such as the Ministério da Cultura - Direcção Geral das Artes, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Rhode Island School of Design.