This edition of My Art Guide São Paulo has been developed thanks to an incredible editorial committee formed by Fernanda Brenner (Curator and Founder of Pivô), Solange Oliveira Farkas (Curator and Director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil) and Danilo Santos de Miranda (Director of Sesc São Paulo). The committee has been working to select the best and most interesting art spaces and exhibitions in town.
Fernanda Brenner is an independent curator based in São Paulo. In 2012 she founded Pivô, a nonprofit contemporary art space in São Paulo, where she serves as artistic director. Brenner recently curated the group show Neither at Mendes Wood DM, Brussels. She is a contributing editor of Frieze, and her writings have appeared in a number of publications and catalogues such as Artreview, Mousse, Terremoto and The Exhibitionist, where she is also a member of the editorial board.
Solange Oliveira Farkas (Brazil) is curator and director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil. She created the Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil in 1983 and was director and chief curator of Bahia’s Museum of Modern Art from 2007 to 2010. She has participated as a guest curator at the 10th Sharjah Biennial (United Arab Emirates, 2011), at the 16th Cerveira Biennial (Portugal, 2011), at the 5th Videozone – International Video Art Biennial (Israel, 2010), at FUSO – Annual Video Art Festival (Portugal, 2011–2014 and 2017), at the 6th Jakarta International Video Festival (Indonesia, 2013) and Dak’Art – Biennial of Contemporary African Art (Senegal, 2016). Farkas has also participated as a guest juror at the 10éme Rencontres de Bamako, African Photography Biennial (Mali, 2015). She is currently a member of the jury committee of Amsterdam’s EYE Art & Film Prize, a member of the Prize Committee of the Prince Claus Fund Award (2017 – 2018), and member of the consulting board of Pivô, an art space in São Paulo. In 2017, she was the recipient of the Montblanc Arts Patronage Award, a prize from the German foundation granted to professionals with an outstanding career dedicated to supporting and developing the many artistic and cultural expressions.
Danilo Santos de Miranda is the regional director of Sesc – Social Service of Commerce in the State of São Paulo. Graduated in Philosophy and Social Sciences, he completed complementary studies at the Pontifical Catholic University and the Getúlio Vargas Foundation in São Paulo and at the IMEDE – Management Development Institute in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is a member of the board of national institutions such as the São Paulo Biennial Foundation, the São Paulo Art Museum Assis Chateaubriand (MASP), the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (MAM), Itaú Cultural and the Brasiliana Guita e José Library Mindlin. He was President of the Steering Committee of the World Cultural Forum in 2004 and president of the Brazilian Commissariat of the Year in Brazil in 2009.
- Fernanda Brenner © Everton Ballardin
- Danilo Santos Miranda © Adauto Perin