Antonio Contador lives and works in Paris. He has a PhD from the University of Paris 1/Panthéon-Sorbonne in Visual Arts, Aesthetics and Art Sciences, having trained as a sociologist at ISCTE/Lisbon. He has published several articles and books on the theme of blackness in Portugal, and, in particular, on black youth culture, as well as the theme of the limits of art, with particular emphasis on some liminal artistic gestures and performances.

As a visual artist and performer, he has been exhibiting regularly since 2010 in such places as the Palais de Tokyo, Fondation Ricard, Fundação Gulbenkian in Paris, Wiels in Brussels, Fundação Serralves in Porto, Gasworks in the United Kingdom and the Museu da República in Rio de Janeiro, among others. He was a scholarship holder and has received regular support for both scientific and artistic research.