Solange Oliveira Farkas

Solange Oliveira Farkas is an international curator and the president of Associação Cultural Videobrasil. She created the International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, which has become a reference for artistic production from the geopolitical South of the world.

In a career that spans twenty-five years, she has been at the helm of exhibitions such as the Pan-African Contemporary Art Exhibition (Salvador, 2005); La Mirada Discreta: Marcel Odenbach & Robert Cahen (Buenos Aires, 2006); Roteiro Amarrado (Tied-up script, CCBB Rio de Janeiro, 2010), and Suspensão e Fluidez (Suspension and fluidity, ARCO, Madrid, 2007), focusing on the work of Brazilian artist Eder Santos; Sophie Calle ­ Take Care of Yourself (São Paulo & Salvador, 2009); and Joseph Beuys ­ We Are The Revolution (São Paulo & Salvador, 2010).

As the director and curator-in-chief of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia from 2007 to 2010, she promoted exhibitions by artists such as Chelpa Ferro, Daniel Senise, Thomaz Farkas, and Mario Cravo Neto.

Throughout 2011, she acts as co-curator of the Film Program of the 10th edition of the Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates), guest curator at the 16th Cerveira Biennial (Portugal), and the 6th Videozone: International Video Art Biennial (Israel), and as curator-general of the 17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, which will feature the Southern Panoramas show and the first solo exhibition in Brazil of the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson.

>> Interview with Solange Farkas
SESC_Videobrasil's founder and general curator in conversation with Gerhard Haupt & Pat Binder

(From a press release)

17th International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil

São Paulo
Brazil

General curator:
Solange Farkas

>> Interview
SESC_Videobrasil's founder and general curator in conversation with Gerhard Haupt & Pat Binder

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