Meet The Curators: Marcello Dantas
Thursday March 7th, 2013
Award-winning Brazilian curator Marcello Dantas joined the Vancouver Biennale — the Open Air Museum — in February for a week of high level discussions surrounding the 2013-2015 exhibition. One of Brazil’s leading experts in the convergence of art and technology, Dantas is currently director of Magnetoscópio, his production company for films and cultural events, and has created events and exhibitions in practically all of Brazil’s major cultural institutions. Over the course of his 15-year career, he has produced more than 35 exhibitions and 12 documentaries. His impressive CV already includes Best Documentary awards at the Biennale Internationale du Film Sur L’Art – Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, Festival do Rio, and the International Film & TV Festival of New York, as well as exhibition design awards at the Society for Environmental Graphic Design, Art Director’s Club of New York, as well as an International Design Excellence Award. And he’s just getting started.
After a week of meetings, tours and incredibly positive community feedback from groups and organizations in North Vancouver, New Westminster, Squamish and Vancouver, Dantas is now tasked with curating an exhibition in support of the Biennale’s theme “Open Border/ Crossroads Vancouver” that will celebrate the best in the arts from the Americas south of the 30th parallel with an emphasis on collaboration. Dantas will join the Vancouver Biennale’s other BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) curators in establishing the Vancouver Biennale as one of the preeminent art exhibitions in the world.
Here’s a few photos to give you a sense of the Marcello Dantas’ fast-paced week …. We’ll keep you updated on Marcello Dantas’ curatorial process as we get closer to launch.