Denise Gadelha

(this page was last updated in March 2018)

Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2012.

Denise Gadelha is a visual artist, critic and educator specialized in contemporary art and photography. She has an MD in Visual Poetics from the Art Institute_UFRGS.

As an artist, she participated in the exhibition “Generation 00: The New Brazilian Photography”, curated by Éder Chiodetto and shown at Sesc Belenzinho, São Paulo, Brazil, in 2011. In 2006 she participated in the programme Rumos Artes Visuais, promoted by the Itaú Cultural Institute. In that same year she received an Acquisition Award at the 13th Salão da Bahia, promoted by the Bahia Museum of Modern Art. In 2010 she also participated in the exhibition “Histories of Maps, Pirates and Treasures” at Itaú Cultural in São Paulo, Brazil, curated by Eduardo Brandão and Cia de Foto. Amongst many collective shows and individuals’ exhibitions, the Chamex Prize for Yong Art is highlighted, in which she received a bursary to the Dynamic Encounters International Workshops that took her to London in 2004. Since then she has been invited to collaborate with this educational project, regularly visiting over seven countries.

She has coordinated the seminar Photography as a Starting Point at SP_Arte/Foto 2011, and the educational program at SP_Arte/Foto 2010. Denise also regularly conducts guided tours to Inhotim Institute. In 2011 she did an artist residency at Centro de la Imagen, Lima, Peru, which evolved a theoretical workshop and a curatorial practice that resulted in an exhibition at El Borde. She currently teaches in São Paulo, Brazil, at Casa do Saber, Projeto Cultura, the Atelier Hermes and A Pipa.

To meet the other members of Nominating Committee 2012, click here.

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