Consuelo Bassanesi

(this page was last updated in March 2018)

Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2017. Member of the Award Jury 2017.

Consuelo Bassanesi is special projects and artistic diretor and founding member of DESPINA, a non-profit cultural association committed to develop platforms for creation, dissemination and collaboration in the field of contemporary art.  Responsible for the conception and implementation of an independent art space located in the historic city centre of Rio de Janeiro. The space comprises art studios, courses, exhibition space and a residency programme that hosted over 80 artists from 15 countries. She is directly involved in the exhibitions programme, as well as in developing projects such as Iran-Rio Art Connection and Art and Activism in Latin America. Member of the Network Partnership of the Prince Claus Fund.  She is also responsible for institutional relations and ensuring DESPINA sustainability through projects, visibility and partnerships. Worked in collaboration with a number of organizations such as Prince Claus Fund, Montreal Arts Council e University of the Arts London – Central Saint Martins.

BA in Journalism (PUC-RS) and MSc in Global Politics (Birkbeck, University of London).

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