Vanda Klabin

(this page was last updated in March 2023)

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Member of the Nominating Committee PIPA 2015, 2019 and 2023.

Social scientist, historian, and fine arts curator. Currently works as a consultant and independent curator for several museums, institutions, and publishers. Born, lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. She has a degree in Political and Social Sciences; a graduate degree in Art History; a degree in Art Education and Art History, and a post-graduate degree in Art History and Architecture in Brazil from PUC/Rio. Adjunct coordinator of the same course, during this period, she is the editor of Gávea magazine, conducts numerous art curatorial projects, and intensifies her research on art. In 1996 she became director of the Centro Municipal de Arte Hélio Oiticica/ RJ, where she held exhibitions of Brazilian and foreign artists such as Antonio Manuel, Mira Schendel, Eduardo Sued, José Resende, Iberê Camargo, Nuno Ramos, Hélio Oiticica e a Cena Americana, Amilcar de Castro, Richard Serra, Luciano Fabro, Guilhermo Kuitca, and Mel Bochner. He has curated several shows, such as Frank Stella; Nuno Ramos; Eduardo Sued; Carlos Zilio; Antonio Dias; Niura Bellavinha; Nelson Leirner; Jorge Guinle; Alfedro Volpi; Richard Serra; Angelo Venosa; Daniel Feingold; Antonio Bokel; René Machado; Niura Bellavinha; Hilal Sami Hilal; Rodrigo de Castro; Luiz Aquila; Walter Goldfarb; Nelson Leirner; Luc. André Griffo; Maritza Caneca; Célia Euvaldo; Renata Tassinari; Henrique Oliveira .

Participated in the recuperation of the sculptures in public spaces at Catacumba Park, in Lagoa, by the project Revitaliza Rio/ Carioca DNA/ Instituto Carioca Cidade Criativa (ICCC), in 2020. He has also worked in the area of preservation of memory of cultural collections and research activities: Oswaldo Goeldi Archive, Funarte / PUC- RIO, 1985; Alberto da Veiga Guignard Archive, History Department, PUC-Rio, 1985; Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya’s Archive, at the Chácara do Céu Museum, Castro Maya Museum Foundation/IPHAN,/VITAE Foundation, 1994; general coordination of the project of cataloging, restoration and preservation of the memory of Antonio Carlos Jobim’s collection, sponsored by FAPERJ, Rio, 2002/2004.

Regularly participates in various cultural advisory boards:

Paço Imperial (since 1993); Dia Center for the Arts, New York (1997/1998); ICOM International Council of Museums (since 1998); Museu da Chácara do Céu, RJ/ Fundação Raymundo Castro Maya (since 1993); Member of the Pipa Award Nomination Committee( 2015); Culture Council of the Commercial Association of Rio de Janeiro ( since 2004 ).

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