Fabiana Lopes

Curator Talk
Run time: Approx 1hr

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47 Walker St.
New York, NY 10013


New York and São Paulo-based independent curator and writer Fabiana Lopes traces the interrelated political, poetic, social, and aesthetic experiments by artists of African descent in Brazil today. 

Fabiana Lopes is a New York and São Paulo-based independent curator and writer. Lopes recently held the positions of Curatorial Assistant at the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros and Simon Watson Arts. Her most current exhibition projects include Lidia Lisboa: em tramas, Galeria Rabieh, São Paulo (2015), Priscila Rezende’s performance Bombril as part of the exhibition Limite Zero, Galeria Rabieh, São Paulo (2014). She has also contributed to exhibitions and curatorial projects such as Lygia Clark: The Abandonment of Art, 1948—1988, the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2014), Sensitive Geometry: Brazil 1950s—1980s at Hauser & Wirth, New York (2013), Inside The Artist’s Studio at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York (2010), and Deserto Modelo for Simon Watson Arts, New York (2011). Lopes’ writing has been published in the exhibition catalog New Territories: Laboratories for Design Craft and Art in Latin America, Harper’s Bazaar Art Brasil, OMenelick2Ato, Colors Magazine and Flash Art.

Lopes holds and an M.A. in Contemporary Art from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, New York, an M.A. in Public Relations from Fundação Casper Líbero, an M.A. in Communications from Universidade de São Paulo (USP). She received a B.A. in Spanish, English and Literature from Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp).

Image credit: Renata Felinto, Danço na terra em que piso/I dance on the ground on which I step, 2014; courtesy of the artist.


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