Agnaldo Farias

Biographical data

Art critic and curator, born in 1955 in Itajubá, Brazil.

He has been working with art projects for Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo. He was chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro (1998 - 2000), and director of temporary exhibitions of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (1990 - 1993). He holds a Master’s degree in Social History, University of Campinas – UNICAMP, and a doctor’s degree from Faculdade de Arquitetura e Urbanismo (School of Architecture and Urbanism), University of São Paulo, where he lectures.

He is an art critic and author of essays published in Brazil and abroad.

The exhibitions he has curated include:

Bienal Brasil Século XX, Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, 1994

Brazilian Representations at the 1st. Biennial of Johannesburg and the 46st Biennial of Venice (with Nelson Aguilar), 1995

23th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo (with Nelson Aguilar), 1996

25th Bienal Internacional de São Paulo (Brazilian Representation), 2002

Faxinal das Artes (Residence Program at Faxinal do Céu), 2002

Ordenação e Vertigem, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, São Paulo, 2003

Nelson Leirner 1994+10, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba and Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo, 2004

 

(From press information of the São Paulo Biennial)

Chief curator of the 29th São Paulo Biennial, together with Moacir dos Anjos

 

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