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Moacir dos Anjos

Biographical data

Born in 1963 in Recife, Brazil. Has an economics degree, a master’s degree from the Universidade de Campinas, and a doctorate from the University of London.

Researcher with Fundação Joaquim Nabuco since 1990 and director of Museu de Arte Moderna Aloisio Magalhães (Mamam) from 2001 to 2006. Member of the curatorial coordinating team for the Itaú Cultural visual arts program from 2001 to 2003. On the curatorial councils of Cisneros Fontanals Arts Foundation since 2006 and Fundação Iberê Camargo since 2008. Visiting research fellow at the Transnational Art, Identity and Nation (TrAIN) research center of the University of the Arts, London, in 2008 and 2009. Co-curator of Brazil’s participation as guest country at the ARCO Contemporary Art Fair (2008), in Madrid. Curador of the exhibition Paralela (2004), in São Paulo.

Highlights among the exhibitions he has curated: Vestidas de Branco – Nelson Leirner (2008) at Museu Vale, in Vila Velha; Contraditório. Panorama da Arte Brasileira (2007) at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Zona Franca at the Mercosur Biennial (2007) in Porto Alegre; Marcas – Efrain Almeida (2007) at Estação Pinacoteca in São Paulo; Geração da Virada (2006), at Tomie Ohtake Institute in São Paulo (co-curator: Agnaldo Farias); Rosângela Rennó (2006), at Mamam; Babel - Cildo Meireles (2006), at Estação Pinacoteca, São Paulo; Jose Pedro Croft (2006), Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro; Ernesto Neto / Rivane Neuenschwander (2003) and Adoração - Nelson Leirner (2002), both at Mamam. He has been on juries of several art salons in Brazil.

He has had essays and critiques published in books, catalogs and reviews and wrote Local / Global: arte em transito (published by Zahar of Rio de Janeiro, 2005).


(From press information of the São Paulo Biennial)

Chief curator of the 29th São Paulo Biennial, together with Agnaldo Farias


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