(this page was last updated in April 2021)
Lives and works in Fortaleza, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Nominating Committee 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2021.
Carlos Eduardo Bitu Cassundé is an art critic and curator. He holds a BA in Letters from the Federal University of Ceará and a master degree from the Fine Arts School at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG).
Cassundé is the Curator of Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará (Fortaleza, Brazil) and coordinator of the Laboratório de Artes Visuais do Porto Iracema das Artes (Fortaleza, Brazil). He holds a masters degree from the Escola de Belas Artes da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais. Cassundé worked at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará (Fortaleza) from 1998 to 2007 as the assistant curator and coordinator of research. He was part of the curatorial team from Itaú Cultural Rumos Artes Visuais Programm (São Paulo, 2008 to 2009) and directed the Museu Murillo La Greca (Recife, 2009 to 2011). His latest curatorial projects are: “Leonilson – Sob o Peso dos Meus Amores” (Itaú Cultural, São Paulo, Brazil, 2011 and Fundação Iberê Camargo,Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2012), “Metrô de Superfície” (Paço das Artes, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012), “Metrô de Superfície II” (Centro Cultural São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil, 2012), “Rotas: Desvios e Outros Ciclos” and “Leonilson Inflamável e Carneiro” (both at Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará Fortaleza, Brazil, 2013/2014 respectively), “Das Viagens, dos Desejos, dos Caminhos” (Museu Vale, Espírito Santo, Brazil, 2014).
Carlos Eduardo has participated in several juries across the country, among them the CNI SESI Marcantonio Vilaça Award (2011/12). Along with Clarissa Diniz, he set up the contemporary collection of the Centro Cultural Banco do Nordeste, which is linked to the “Metrô de Superfície” Project. In 2015, he participated in the 5th CNI SESI SENAI Marcantonio Vilaça Award and in the curatorial team of the 19th Videobrasil Festival and Arte Pará. In 2016, he was one of the curators of the Santander Cultural/Porto Alegre RS Contemporary Project.