Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, appointed curator by the Fundação Bienal de São Paulo of the 33rd Bienal de São Paulo – Affective Affinities, has conceived a Bienal that values the artists’ gaze on their own creative contexts and avoids a large thematic exhibition in favor of multiple curatorial experiences.
As well the twelve individual projects, this edition includes group shows organized by seven artist-curators: Alejandro Cesarco (Uruguay/USA, 1975), Antonio Ballester Moreno (Spain, 1977), Claudia Fontes (Argentina/UK, 1964), Mamma Andersson (Sweden, 1962), Sofia Borges (Brazil, 1984), Waltercio Caldas (Brazil, 1946) and Wura-Natasha Ogunji (USA/Nigeria, 1970).
‘The seven artist-curators have been working with full autonomy both in regards to each other and to the general curatorship. The only imposed limitations are of a practical nature such as budgets and the use of physical space within the Bienal Pavilion’, explains Pérez-Barreiro.
The 12 individual projects curated by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro:
- Alejandro Corujeira (Argentina)
- Luiza Crosman (Brazil)
- Nelson Felix (Brazil)
- Tamar Guimares (Brazil)
- Maria Laet (Brazil)
- Denise Milan (Brazil)
- Vania Mignone (Brazil)
- Bruno Moreschi (Brazil)
- Siron Franco (Brazil)
- Anibal Lopez (Guatemala)
- Feliciano Centurion (Paraguay)
- Lucia Nogueira (Brazil)
Dates & Venue:
7 September – 9 December, 2018
Press Preview: 4 September 2018
Preview for the press, art professionals and guests: 5-6 September 2018
Cicillo Matarazzo Pavilion, Parque Ibirapuera
São Paulo, Brazil
- Antonio Ballester Moreno, Automatic Movements #3. Courtesy: Antonio Ballester Moreno.