Bienal de São Paulo Announces Curatorial Team for ‘Decentralized’ 2023 Edition

Wednesday, March 9, 2022
Bienal de São Paulo Announces Curatorial Team for ‘Decentralized’ 2023 Edition

An anthropologist, an artist, a museum director, and a curator will work collectively to prepare the 2023 version of the Bienal de São Paulo, Latin America’s greatest biennial.

An anthropologist, an artist, a museum director, and a curator will work collectively to prepare the 2023 version of the Bienal de São Paulo, Latin America’s greatest biennial.

The team comprises of Hélio Menezes, Grada Kilomba, Manuel Borja-Villel, and Diane Lima, respectively, and they’ll work collaboratively in a “decentralized manner,” in accordance with the Brazilian biennial’s announcement on Tuesday. Typically, the Bienal de São Paulo is organized by a staff led by a chief curator, as is the case with most different worldwide biennials. This collective mode will name on the organizers to work another way.

Borja-Villel is director of the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, the place he has drawn reward for growing a program that has added new figures to artwork historical past whereas eschewing the blockbuster exhibition format that’s dominant in lots of different museums of its caliber. Before taking his publish in Madrid, he was head of the Museu d’Art Contemporani di Barcelona.

Kilomba is an artist whose research-based apply has handled the aftereffects of colonialism. Her work beforehand figured within the 2016 version of the Bienal de São Paulo.

Lima is an unbiased curator who just lately organized a Paulo Nazareth retrospective set to open later this month on the São Paulo’s Pivô artwork area. She is presently on the curatorial committee of the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo.

Menezes labored for 3 years as curator of latest artwork at Centro Cultural São Paulo and gained consideration as a co-curator of “Afro-Atlantic Histories,” a 2018 survey about artwork and the transatlantic slave commerce that debuted on the Museu de Arte de São Paulo and can make its approach to the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. subsequent month. He is thought in São Paulo for uplifting Black views.

José Olympio da Veiga Pereira, an ARTnews Top 200 collector who serves as president of the inspiration that facilitates the biennial, stated in a press release, “The curatorial team was formed following a joint proposal which captivated us for being ambitious and intriguing.”

 

 

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