• Photo: Renata D'Almeida

    Photo: Renata D'Almeida

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.


Highlights as curator

Nada levarei quando morrer, aqueles que me devem cobrarei no inferno
Galpão VB, São Paulo, 2017

Tomorrow Everything Will be Alright: Akram Zaatari
Galpão VB, São Paulo, 2016

Isaac Julien: Geopoéticas
Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, 2012

Roteiro amarrado - Eder Santos - Obras de 2001 a 2010
CCBB, Rio de Janeiro, 2010

Joseph Beuys: A revolução somos nós
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, 2011; Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, 2010

Sophie Calle: Cuide de você
Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo; Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia, Salvador, 2009

Eder Santos: Suspensão e fluidez
ARCO, Madrid, 2008

La Mirada Discreta: Marcel Odenbach & Robert Cohen
Espacio Fundación Telefónica, Buenos Aires, 2006

Mostra Pan-Africana de Arte Contemporânea
Museu de Arte Moderna da Bahia e Sala Walter da Silveira, Salvador, 2005

Mostra Africana de Arte Contemporânea
Sesc Pompeia, São Paulo, 2000