Clarissa Diniz

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Nominating Committee in 2019.

Clarissa Diniz was born in Recife and currently lives in Rio de Janeiro. She’s an art critic and curator. Graduated in Plastic Arts License and Education at the Pernambuco’s Federal University, UFPE, MD by the Arts Post-graduation program at the Rio de Janeiro’s State University, UERJ, and currently on her PhD Degree by the Sociology and Anthropology Post-Graduation Program at UFRJ.  From 2006 to 2015, she was an editor of Tatuí, an art critic magazine. She published many books and made several curatorships, among those stand out “Contrapensamento selvagem” (co-curatorship with Cayo Honorato, Orlando Mansechy and Paulo Herkenhoff. Itaú Cultural Institute, São Paulo, Brazil), “Zona tórrida – certa pintura do Nordeste” (co-curatorship with Paulo Herkenhoff. Santander Cultural, Recife, Brazil), “Ambiguações” (2013, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), “Pernambuco Experimental” (2013, Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), “Do Valongo à Favela: imaginário e periferia” (2014, co-curatorship with Rafael Cardoso, Museu de Arte do Rio – MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), “Todo mundo é, exceto quem não é” – 13ª Bienal Naifs do Brasil (2017, SESC Piracicaba, 2016 e Sesc Belenzinho, Brazil) and “Dja Guata Porã – Rio de Janeiro Indígena” (2017, co-curatorship with Sandra Benites, Pablo Lafuente e José Ribamar Bessa. MAR, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). She was assistant curator of the Programa Rumos Artes Visuais 2008/2009 (Itaú Cultural Institute, São Paulo, Brazil) and, From 2008 and 2010, she was part of the Grupo de Críticos do Centro Cultural São Paulo, CCSP.

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