Fernanda Pitta

Lives and works in São Paulo, SP.
PIPA Nomination Committee Member 2019.

Fernanda Pitta is Senior Curator at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and Lecturer in the History of Art at the Escola da Cidade, in São Paulo. She has a PhD in art history from the Universidade de São Paulo, with a dissertation titled “A Peaceful and Bucolic People? Customs and History in Almeida Júnior’s paintings”. Her research interests focus primarily in discussing paradigms of national art in transnational contexts. She also writes regularly on modern and contemporary art. She contributes to scholarly journals on Brazilian art and art historiography. Her exhibition “In the place itself: an anthology of Ana Maria Tavares’ work” at Pinacoteca in 2016-2017, was awarded the São Paulo Association of Art Critics Prize for Best Retrospective of 2016. She is currently an International Curators Fellow of the AAMC and AAMC Foundation International Engagement Program. She has been a FAPESP Fellow and in the summer 2017, she was a fellow at Clark Art Institute. Her latest curatorial projects are Laercio Redondo: Recast and Artist’s work: image and self-image (1826-1929) on view at Pinacoteca until February 25, 2019. During February 2019, she is visiting researcher at KMD Bergen, working on her next project with artist Adrià Julià to be shown at Pinacoteca in October.


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