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Mercosul and Curitiba Biennials 2013back

Lunch with guests in Curitiba

Lunch with guests in Curitiba

Art Immersion Trip

For the first time an Art Immersion Trip group made it to the two Southern biennials: Mercosul, in Porto Alegre, and Curitiba. Before that, the group spent two days in Sao Paulo and spoke at the II International Seminar ARTE!Brasileiros taking the chance to promote an opportunity for guests to exchenge knowledge with the Brazilian public.

This rich itinerary gave guests a chance to have a very comprehensive view of the art scene in different centers in Brazil. Altogether, there were 10 guests from Asia, Europe and North America. Among them, curators, directors of institutions and journalists.


Chantal Wong - Head of Strategies and Special Projects, Asia Art Archive - Canadian, works in Honk Kong

Cristina Ruiz - Editor at Large, The Art Newspaper - Italian, works in the UK

Francesco Manacorda - Director, Tate Liverpool - Italian, works in the UK

Joan Young - Director of Curatorial Affairs, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum - American

Marieke van Hal - Director, Biennial Foundation - Dutch

Paula Tsai - Curator, Ullens Center for Contemporary Art - American, works in China

Polly Staple - Director, Chisenhale Gallery - British

Sandra Mulliez - Director, SAM Projects - Brazilian, works in France

Snejana Krasteva - Curator, Garage Center for Contemporary Culture - Bulgarian, works in Russia

Vivienne Chow - Journalist, South China Morning Post - Chinese


“Simply excellent in terms of organization, communication and hospitality. It's been highly insightful and important to me to visit two completely different biennials and to get a better understanding of their identity and character.’ - Marieke van Hal

“My stay was very interesting and extremely productive for research purposes. This was my first visit to Brazil and the immersion trip was very useful as a first means of navigating the art scene. The trip was also productive for networking with the other international participants from many different countries on the trip.” - Polly Staple

“Brazil is culturally remote for a lot of people in Asia but the powerful aesthetics of Brazilian contemporary art has great potential. The world cup and the Olympics will be great chances for Brazil to relate its contemporary art with Asia” - Vivienne Chow


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