Caroline Carrion (1986) is a São Paulo-based curator and art critic. She holds a degree in journalism from the University of Sao Paulo, where she is currently pursuing a second degree in philosophy, after having studied management et communications intercuturelles at Université Paris IV (Sorbonne). Caroline has been working in the art field since 2008 in different segments of the market, such as cultural centers, museums and art galleries. She has developed and coordinated the production of exhibitions, integrated publishing projects on contemporary art and has extensive experience with cultural journalism and institutional communication. In 2015, she curated “Eccoci!,” an urban-intervention project by artist Berna Reale held in public areas of scarce touristic access in Venice, during the opening and closing weeks of the 56th Venice Biennale; and was one of the emergent guest curators of the Prêmio CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça para as Artes Plásticas. She is the author of texts for exhibitions and artists books, presented in Brazil and abroad; and is a member of the PIPA prize 2016 Nominating Committee. She regularly writes for Newcity Brazil, and collaborates with the contemporary art platform My Art Guides.
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Natália Coelho, born and raised in São Paulo, is both a multi-disciplinary art director and an art lover. She attended three years of Fine Art school at Centro Universitário Belas Artes, but ended up transferring and graduating in Digital/Multimedia Design at Istituto Europeo di Design. She works at a publishing house as a creative in the marketing and events department. Her passion for art and technology has always been so strong that she decided to dedicate herself to both fields, both as a curious visitor on the alternative art scene in São Paulo and as an experimental creative in daily design projects.
Contact: [email protected], cargocollective.com/nataliacoelho
Rio-born Cynthia Garcia is a respected art historian, art critic and journalist fluent in five languages stationed in São Paulo. Her daughter America Cavaliere works in the contemporary art market and her son Pedro Cavaliere, based in LA, is in the international DJ scene.
Contact: [email protected], www.cynthiagarcia.biz
Thais Gouveia (1984) is half Brazilian, half Portuguese independent curator and art writer based in São Paulo. She has written for many national and international tittles including ArtReview, Newcity Brazil, Arte!Brasileiros, This is Tomorrow, DasArtes and Entretempos of Folha de São Paulo and curated solo and group shows at Fauna Gallery, Zipper Gallery, Casa Nova Gallery and Casa Plana. A graduate in Art and Technology at PUC, Brazil, Gouveia studied art criticism at Central St Martins University of the Arts, London and worked as institutional and communications coordinator at ICCo (Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea), communications and content manager at Baró Gallery, communications assistant at David Roberts Art Foundation and as photo dditor at Lola Magazine and Rolling Stone Brazil.
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Jordan Martins is a Chicago-based visual artist, curator, educator and musician. He received his MFA in visual arts from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Brazil in 2007 and has been an instructor at North Park University since 2008. He is the director of Comfort Station, a multi-disciplinary art space in Chicago with a wide variety of programs, and collaborates on programming with the Salvador-based Projeto Ativa. Martins’s visual work is based in collage processes, including mixed-media two-dimensional work, photography, video and installation. His recent work is primarily concerned with visual codes, camouflage and gestalt theory. As a musician, Martins collaborates with Angela James and Quarter Mile Thunder, in addition to improvised performances with musicians from varied backgrounds. He directed the Relax Attack Jazz Series from 2011-2013, serves on the programming committee for the Chicago Jazz Festival, and curates visual art at Elastic Arts.
Contact: [email protected], www.jordanmartins.com
Beto Shwafaty is an artist, writer and researcher based in Brazil. He has been involved with collective, curatorial, and spatial practices since the early 2000s, and as a result, he develops a research-based practice on spaces, histories and visualities, that connects formally and conceptually political, social and cultural issues that are converging to the field of art. Beto is represented by Luisa Strina gallery, São Paulo (BR) and Prometeogallery, Milano (IT).
Contact: www.shwafaty.art.br [email protected]