Fernando Cocchiarale

(this page was last updated in February 2018)

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Member of the Nominating Committees PIPA 2011 and 2013.

Art critic, curator and professor of art philosophy in the Philosophy Department of PUC-RJ since 1978. Also teaches at the School of Visual Arts of Parque Lage. Author, with Anna Bella Geiger, of the book “Abstracionismo Geométrico e Informal ( Funarte) and of hundreds of articles, texts and essays published in books, catalogues, newspapers and art magazines in Brazil and abroad. Curated and coordinated the Rumos Itaú Cultural Artes Visuais program (1999 / 2000 and 2001 / 2002) and was Funarte’s visual arts coordinator from 1991 to 1999; independent curator of exhibitions such as O Moderno e o Contemporâneo, Coleção Gilberto Chateaubriand, MAM-RJ, 1981 (with Wilson Coutinho); Rio de Janeiro 1959 / 1960, Experiência Neoconcreta, MAM, RJ, 1991; O Corpo na Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Itaú Cultural, SP, 2005 (with Viviane Matesco); É Hoje na Arte Contemporânea Brasileira, Santander Cultural, RS, 2006 (with Franz Manata), Filmes de Artista, Oi Futuro, RJ (2007), Hélio Oiticica: Museu é o Mundo(with César Oiticica Filho) ItaúCultural, SP; Paço Imperial and Casa França-Brasil , RJ; Museu Nacional do Centro Cultural da República, DF (2010). From November, 2000 to August, 2007 was the curator of Rio de Janeiro’s Museum of Modern Art (MAM). Doctor in Communication and Aesthetic Technologies by the School of Communications of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. Curator of the cultural centre Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, in Rio de Janeiro (2011/2012).


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