Raphael Fonseca

(this page was last updated in April 2021)

Lives and works in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Member of the PIPA Nominating Committee 2018 and 2021.

Raphael Fonseca works as a curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Niterói, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He also is a lecturer in the federal education institute Colégio Pedro II, also in Rio de Janeiro. He holds a PhD in Art History and Critic (State University of Rio de Janeiro).  Received the Centro Cultural São Paulo curatorial award (2017) and the Marcantonio Vilaça curatorial award (2015). Resident curator at Manchester School of Art (may-august 2016). He writes regularly for the magazine ArtNexus. He was also one of the invited authors for the catalogue of the 32nd São Paulo Biennial (curated by Jochen Volz in 2016). He recently gave conferences at the University of Hamburg and at the Manchester School of Art. Amongst his recent curated shows, we can highlight “Sleepers” (Caixa Cultural Rio de Janeiro, 2018); “Regina Vater – May the weather be good” (MAC-Niterói, 2017); “When the time presses” (Palácio das Artes, Belo Horizonte and Museu Histórico Nacional, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 2016); “Reply all” (Grosvenor Gallery, Manchester, England, 2016); “Slide <surf skate>” (Museu de Arte do Rio, Brazil, 2014); “Soft water, hard rock” (1st Clay Biennial, Caruaru, Brazil, 2014); “Derek Jarman: cinema is freedom” (Recife, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, 2014-2016); “City as a process” (Yekaterinburg, Russia, 2012). 

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