Making Connections: Adriano Pedrosa, Independent Curator
Monday January 28th, 2013
Travels throughout Colombia and Brazil have brought the Vancouver Biennale in contact with some of South America’s most prominent curators, artists, and institutions. Curator Adriano Pedrosa, with whom Barrie Mowatt met with in Sao Paulo in December, is once such connection.
A native of Rio de Janeiro, Pedrosa is an independent curator, editor, and writer. His curatorial accomplishments are nothing short of astounding. In addition to an impressive list international publications, Pedrosa has curated the Tate Modern, Belo Horizonte at Museu de Arte da Pampulha; InSite_05, San Diego/Tijuana and was co-curator and co-editor of publications of the 27th Bienal de São Paulo. He‘s currently on the editorial board of The Exhibitionist: A Journal for Exhibition Making, and is the founding director of Programa Independente da Escola São Paulo.
“Building international relationships is a priority for the Vancouver Biennale,” Mowatt notes. “Through the many meetings and discussions we have with people like Adriano Pedrosa, the Vancouver Biennale’s 2013-2015 curatorial focus can be sharpened and our mandate to provide Vancouver with world-class public art exhibition can be realized.”