(this page was last updated in March 2018)
Lives and works in Porto Alegre, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Prize Nominating Committee 2015 and 2017.
Curator, critic and researcher in Visual Arts. Holds a PhD in Theory and Art Education in Art by USP (2015) and an MA in Visual Arts by the Institute of Arts of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (2005). Grant holder of the National Postdoctorate programme, together with the PPG of the Art Centre of the Federal University of Pelotas/RS (2016-2020).
Amongst renowned institutions’ projects in which she has collaborated there are: PIPA Prize, 2015; Prêmio Marcantonio Vilaça CNI-SESI/2014; Rumos Itaú Artes Visuais, edition 2011/2013 and edition 2008/2010; projects with MAC – USP, MAC Niterói and Fundação Iberê Camargo. In 2010 she was awarded with the Funarte Scholarship for Critical Production in the Visual Arts. From 2008 until 2010, was a member of the critics group of the Cultural Centre of São Paulo. Curated several solo exhibitions including: “Acerca”, by artist Heloisa Crocco (2016); “Ocupando Lucas, 21” (2015), with the artists represented by Gestual Gallery, “365” (2015), by the artist Elida Tessler (in collaboration with Eduardo Veras); “CANTOSREV”, by artist Nelson Felix (2014), “Canto Escuro”, by artist Luiz Roque (2014), “Um vasto Mundo”, by artist Romy Pocztaruk (2014), “A invenção da Roda”, by artist Letícia Ramos (2013); curated group exhibitions in several cities around Brasil such as Belém, Joinville, Porto Alegre, Recife, São Paulo, amongst others. Participated in the project Arte e Identidade Cultural na Indústria (Art and Cultural Identity on Industry), promoted by SESI-RS (2007/08).
Motta is the author of the book “Entre olhares e leituras: uma abordagem da Bienal do Mercosul”, published by ZOUK, and she has collaborated in articles in several magazines and catalogues focused on contemporary art.