(this page was last updated in April 2021)
Lives between Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Berlin, Germany.
Member of the Nominating Committee PIPA 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2021.
Daniela Labra is a visual arts curator, researcher and art critic. She graduated in Theatre Theory at Uni-Rio. PhD in History and Art Criticism from the School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with the thesis: International Legitimation of Brazilian Art, analysis of a path: 1940-2010, winner of the Gilberto Velho Thesis Award, 2015. Post-doctoral research by the School of Communication of UFRJ, 2016.
Works mainly on the following themes: Brazilian art, Latin American historical and aesthetic processes, performance art, performativity, art and politics. Founder of Plataforma Zait de Estudos em Arte Contemporânea; Professor at Node Center; Professor of Art Theory and History at EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro (2010-2016).
Plastic arts critic at O Globo newspaper (2014-2016). Collaborates with several art magazines and institutions since 2013. Selected curations: museo de la democracia, nGbK, Berlin, 2021; Frestas Triennial 2017: Between Post-truths and Happenings, SESC Sorocaba, São Paulo; Performance Arte Brasil Festival, MAM Rio de Janeiro, 2011, among others. She lives and works between Berlin and Rio de Janeiro.