GUEST CURATORS

Raphael Fonseca, Rio de Janeiro, 1988

Researcher in the areas of art history, criticism, curatorship and education. Fonseca is the first associate curator of modern and contemporary Latin American art at the Denver Art Museum, USA. He worked as a curator at MAC Niterói between 2017 and 2020. He holds a doctoral degree in Art Criticism and Art History from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (UERJ), and has received the Marcantonio Vilaça Curatorship Award (2015). Among his recent exhibitions are Who tells a tale adds a tail (Denver Art Museum, 2022), Raio-que-o-parta: fictions of modernity in Brazil (Sesc 24 de Maio, 2022), The silence of tired tongues (Framer Framed, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2022), Sweat (Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, 2021-2022), Shuttle (Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil – São Paulo, Brasília, Rio de Janeiro and Belo Horizonte, 2019–2020), Lost and found (ICA Singapore, 2019), Sonia Gomes – life is reborn, always (MAC Niterói, 2018), and The sun teaches us that history is not everything (Osage Art Foundation, Hong Kong, 2018).

Renée Akitelek Mboya, Nairobi, 1986

Writer, curator and filmmaker. Her work addresses biography and storytelling as a form of research and production. Mboya is currently concerned with looking to and talking about images and the ways in which they are produced, but especially how they have come to play a critical role as evidence of white paranoia and as aesthetic expressions of racial violence. Considering that, Mboya seeks a better understanding of the ways in which such images are used to reinforce the institutionalized narrative of the racialized body as a constant danger to law enforcement. Among her most recent projects are Sweet Like Honey (Northern Corner Gallery, Musanze, 2022) and A Glossary of Words My Mother Never Taught Me (Cell Project Space, London, 2021). Mboya works between Dakar and Nairobi, and is a collaborative editor at the Wali Chafu Collective.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

Solange Farkas, Feira de Santana, Bahia, 1955

With four decades of professional activity in the cultural field, Solange Farkas was chief curator at the Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia. As a guest curator, she has taken part of FUSO (Portugal), Dak'Art – Contemporary African Art Biennale (Senegal), the 6th Jakarta International Video Festival (Indonesia), the 10th Sharja Biennial (United Arab Emirates), the 16th Cerveira International Art Biennial (Portugal) and the 5th Video Zone – International Video Art Biennial (Israel). The founder and director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil, she has been taking up the role of artistic director of the festival and biennial Sesc_Videobrasil since its first edition in 1983, dedicated to the growth of both its collection and a wide network of institutional partners on all five continents. In recent years, she has been a member of the Prize Jury of the 14th Sharjah Biennial (2019), the Prince Claus Awards Prize Committee (2017–2018), the jury of the 10th Rencontres de Bamako – African Photography Biennial (Mali, 2015), the curators’ selection committee for the 11th Berlin Biennale (2020), and contributed in the organization of the Anthropocene Project exhibition at the Ilmin Museum of Art (Korea, 2019). She is a member of the jury committee of Amsterdam’s EYE Art & Film Prize, and member of the board of the Pivô art space, in São Paulo. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Montblanc Arts Patronage Award, a prize from the German foundation granted to professionals with an outstanding career dedicated to supporting and developing the many artistic and cultural expressions. She has recently curated a series of exhibitions on the Videobrasil Online platform, which launched in 2020. In 2022, Farkas has served as curator of the show REVIRAVOLTA, held in Vitória in partnership with the Government of the State of Espírito Santo.

CURATORIAL COMMITTEE