Portugal

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Pavilion

Organizer/Commissioner:
Direção-Geral das Artes / Secretário de Estado da Cultura, Governo de Portugal
Artist:
Joana Vasconcelos
Curator:
Miguel Amado

Curator

Name:
Miguel Amado
Gender:
Male
Born:
Portugal, 1973
Lives and works in:
Portugal and Spain
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
1

Artist

Name:
Joana Vasconcelos
Gender:
Female
Born:
France, 1971
Lives and works in:
Portugal
No. of participations in the venice biennale:
2
Represented by galleries in:
Brussels, Paris, Palma de Mallorca and Sao Paulo

Politics & Economics

State System:
Unitary parliamentary republic
Ruling Political Party:
Coalition of the Social Democratic Party and the right-wing People's Party
Population (World Bank, 2011):
10,556,999
GDP per capita (World Bank, 2011):
$22,485
Unemployment (World Bank, 2011):
12.7% of the labor force
Net OECD ODA Aid Donated (2011):
$574,100,000
Military Expenditure (SIPRI, 2011):
$3,779,000,000

Alliances


Coalition of the Willing
IMF debt
International Criminal Court recognized
NATO
OECD
WTO

Conflicts

Country independent since:
1143
Last Major Border Revision:
1999 (handover of Macau to the People's Republic of China)
Colonial History:
Former colonial power
Former Colonies:
Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Macau, Mozambique, and São Tomé and Príncipe. Currently, Portugal contains two autonomous regions: Azores and Madeira.
International Court of Justice cases:
3
Global Militarization Index (BICC, 2011):
33
Nuclear Force?
No
Ongoing Conflicts and Disputes:
Portugal disputes Spanish sovereignty over Olivenza and Táliga.
Participation in Multinational Missons:
NATO missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo. UN peacekeeping missions in Afghanistan and Kosovo. EU mission in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mali, Somalia and anti-piracy missions.