Igor Simões

Lives and Works in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2022

PhD in Visual Art- History, Theory and Art critic (PPGAV-UFRGS). Assistant teacher in History, Theory and Art Critic and Metodology and Practice in Art teaching (UERGS).

Participated as educational curator at Bienal 12 (Bienal do Mercosul); Member of the curational committee at Associação Nacional de Pesquisadores em Artes Plasticas-ANPAP; Member of the Educational Program UERGS-MARGS. Member of the collection committee at Museu de Arte do RS –MARGS. Works on articulations between exhibition, filmic assemblage, histories of art and racialization in Brazilian art, visibility of the individuals in visual arts. Author of the Thesis Filmic Assemblage and exhibition: Vozes Negras no Cubo BRanco da Arte Brasileira ( Black Voices in the White Cube of Brazilian Art).

Member of Flume-Grupo a research group on Education and Visual Arts. Has been keeping activities on debate and qualification on Brazilian art and racialization in institutions like MASP- Museu de Arte de São Paulo, Instituto Itaú Cultural, Instituto Moreira Salles, MAC/USP – Contemporary Art Museum at USP, universities in Brazil and abroad. Currently, besides the academic activities, integrates the curatorial committee in two national exhibitions focusing on (tema?) to be opened in 2022. Contributes with various publications in Brazil and abroad, as well as national and international events.

Ongoing projects:

– AWARE – Archives of Women Artists, Research and Exhibitions. One of the 8 advisory members of the latest initiative provisionally entitled “Rewriting Art History in the Americas: BIPOC Women Artists in the 19th and 20th Centuries”.

– Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg / Germany currently preparing a comprehensive publication, which will accompany our thematic exhibition with focus on “Art and Feminisms” in 2022.

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