Curitiba International Biennial 2013

Join the Catavento (Pinwheel) Photomobilization and see your work exhibited at the Biennial

The Curitiba Biennial invites amateur and professional photographers from around the world to participate in the Catavento Photomobilization. All those who are interested in exhibiting at the Biennial are invited to send pictures of pinwheels in order to create a collective work.

The photos submitted will be exhibited in the digital art room of the Museu Municipal de Arte (MUMA-PR) and on the official site of the project. The participants who send their photos until July 15 will also have their names published in the Biennial Guide.

The original idea was conceived by artist and Professor Tom Lisboa, who coordinates the project. ?The pinwheel, which is the institutional brand of the Curitiba Biennial, is a device historically related to the idea of transforming wind into a productive force. The idea here is to use the metaphor contained in this object and organize an event that is basically generated by ideas?, explains Tom.

?At a time of social and political mobilization, the Curitiba Biennial launches this creative challenge?, completes the project coordinator. To participate, send a pinwheel image to with your name, city and country. Check rules and exhibition of works at

Results of the selection process for CUBIC

After reviewing 80 applications for CUBIC - Circuito Universitário da Bienal Internacional de Curitiba (University Circuit of the Curitiba Biennial), the Selection Committee announced the names of the 38 university artists invited to exhibit their art works at the Biennial. Check out the names below as well as the instructions for the next steps.

Announcement of university artists selected for CUBIC

The Selection Committee for CUBIC discloses herein the list of artists selected to be part of the 1st edition of CUBIC. Out of 80 submissions from artists of UFPR, EMBAP and FAP, the following names were selected. We recall item 9.2 of the Protocol that, in case of "discrepancy between the proposal approved and the proposal implemented, the Selection Committee will take any action required to protect the selection criteria, within its prerogative to approve or reject the change."

The first meeting with the selected artists will be held on Wednesday, June 26, at 10 a.m., Arts Department, UFPR (Rua Coronel Dulcídio 638, Campus Batel). Attendance is critical in order for
the processes of expography and assembly at exhibition venues to proceed.

Comitê de seleção CUBIC
UFPR: Consuelo Schlichta
UNESPAR/FAP: Flávio Marinho
UNESPAR/EMBAP: Rossana Guimarães
BIENAL DE CURITIBA: Stephanie Dahn Batista e Angelo Luz

Selected names for CUBIC

1. Adara Magalhães Garbuglio de Oliveira ? FAP
2. Allana Schoemberger ? UFPR
3. Alessandra Diana Luz Zilli ? UFPR
4. Andréia Pereira dos Santos ? UFPR
5. Bruno Marcelino de Oliveira ? UFPR
6. Carina de Fátima Kuretzki ? UFPR
7. Carolina Hamulak Paulovski ? FAP
8. Carolina Tokars Wernick ? UFPR
9. Deisi Beatriz Barcik ? FAP
10. Elaine Regina Stankiwich ? EMBAP
11. Ellen Cristina Polli Biora ? UFPR
12. Érica Storer de Araújo ? UFPR
13. Fernanda Maria de Araújo ? UFPR
14. Fernanda Roberta de Oliveira Pinto ? UFPR
15. Gislaine Pagotto ? EMBAP
16. Iandra Regina Baggio Tiemann ? EMBAP
17. Isabelle Linhares - EMBAP
18. Jéssica de Souza Luz ? EMBAP
19. José Alberto Tazza Munive ? EMBAP
20. Juliana Lima Liconti ? FAP
21. Juliana de Sávio Silva ? UFPR
22. Juliana Rodrigues ? UFPR
23. Karen Christinne Tribess Zem ? UFPR
24. Lais Ribeiro Marcelino ? UFPR
25. Lara de Lima Gomes ? FAP
26. Larissa Guedes Busnardo ? FAP
27. Luna Koch Galvão do Rio Apa - EMBAP
28. Marcelo Bocian ? EMBAP
29. Mariana Galli Figueiredo ? FAP
30. Maya Weishof ? UFPR
31. Pedro Furlan da Silva - FAP
32. Rafaella Pacheco do Nascimento ? UFPR
33. Sander Vital Riquetti ? EMBAP
34. Sayuri Campos Kashimura ? FAP
35. Silvana Lúcia Cordeiro ? EMBAP
36. Sylvia Maria Quadros Capriles Bianchi ? EMBAP
37. Tainá Gomes ? EMBAP
38. Yasmin Tatiana Kozak de Almeida - UFPR

Associate curator Tereza de Arruda visits spaces in Curitiba

On March 23, the associate curator Tereza de Arruda ? who lives in Berlin ? was in Curitiba to visit the spaces to be under her curatorship in the Curitiba International Biennial 2013.

The curator visited FIEP?s Cultural Center, Paço da Liberdade and the Public Library of Paraná.

Associate curator Tereza de Arruda accompanied by Mr. Luiz Ernesto Meyer Pereira, Director of Curitiba International Biennial

Based on the concept established by the general curatorship of the Biennial, Tereza remarks:

"The absence of a theme sets a precedent of infinite possibilities to be explored in view of the questions and concerns that guide contemporaneity".

The associate curator notes that, by grouping certain artists in the same physical space, the concern is to create a dialogue between propositions and exhibits.

Shana Adayme Lima, Activities Technician of Paço da Liberdade, visits the space with the Biennial General Manager, Solange Lingnau, and curator Tereza de Arruda

Curitiba International Biennial presents 2013 program to Mayor Gustavo Fruet

The newly elected mayor of Curitiba, Gustavo Fruet, was presented at first-hand the program of the Curitiba International Biennial at a meeting held on February 21st with the organizers of the event.

Luiz Ernesto Meyer Pereira, Stephanie Dahn Batista, Gustavo Fruet, Luciana Casagrande Pereira and Solange Lingnau

Various promotional materials were presented to Fruet by Stephanie Dahn Batista, curatorial coordinator of the Curitiba International Biennial 2013. The mayor welcomed this edition of the Biennial, which will take place between August 31 and December 1 and will celebrate its 20 years with a special program spread over a hundred city spaces.

Also participated in the meeting the general director general of the International Biennial of Curitiba, Pereira Luiz Ernesto Meyer, the general manager, Solange Lingnau, and the President of the IPAR (Art Institute of Paraná), Luciana Pereira Casagrande.

Young curators participate in the Curitiba Biennial 2013

The 2013 edition of the Curitiba Biennial will have a new collective curatorial core, named Prêmio Jovens Curadores (?Young Curator Award?).

Coordinated and selected by Stephanie Dahn Batista, the young curators? propositions will occupy spaces in the Museu da Fotografia Cidade de Curitiba, Museu da Gravura Cidade de Curitiba, Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Paraná / Casa Andrade Muricy and Museu Municipal de Arte ? MuMA.

Curatorial coordinator, Stephanie Dahn Batista

The team of young curators is already working and is composed of: Angelo Luz, Debora Santiago, Kamilla Nunes and Renan Araujo.

With conceptual roots based on the fractal image, the team of young curators is working both collectively and in small groups: divisions are similar to the original image of the whole as to its properties, says Stephanie Dahn Batista, the curatorial coordinator. According to the coordinator, ?the collective fractal process questions the single curatorial authority by creating multiple curatorial cells, to be understood as a speech about curatorship (?) that experiences the possible forms of curatorship for an International Biennial.?

The artist selection made by the young curators as a group in conjunction with the curatorial coordinator includes both national and international artists.

Curitiba Biennial 2013: Curatorial Concept

The Curitiba International Biennial reviews the biennial as a format and leaves aside the practice of selecting a theme and a title. Today, this practice is little convincing as it is the result of the ascendancy of the curatorial gesture. The connection between theme/title and the art works exhibited in any biennial is feeble or imaginary, since nearly any subject/title, typically a spectacular advertising resource, can apply to nearly any grouping of art works. As art works remain while themes/titles are forgotten, this edition of the Curitiba Biennial will focus on the selection of art works that could represent an aesthetic experience of significance to the city. The only criterion for the selection of such art works is quality/relevance: they must impose themselves by their quality and must be able to point to some of the numerous issues in contemporary art. Each art work will have its own speech. No art work will be subjected to the curator?s logo.

Nevertheless, this edition of the Curitiba Biennial will open a special space for urban art, which is a player ever more present in the international scenario and that offers a direct and immediate contact with the city users. Thus, the Curitiba Biennial intends to leave a denser, longer lasting artistic residue than usual, also by establishing reflection & practice laboratories that will seek to take hold of the strength lines contained in the art works selected and transform them into vectors that unfold the creation in Curitiba. Teaching institutions and various reflection centers in the city ? schools of art, architecture, communication and research institutes ? will have a relevant role in the process.

The biennial is a form that, as such, contains the general traits that define the category to which it belongs and the singular aspects of any of its eventual manifestations. The biennial-form today is an entity in conflict: this edition of the Curitiba Biennial reaffirms the traits of the biennial-form and contradicts them as much as it can without nullifying it. History will do it, if it is the case.

Teixeira Coelho and Ticio Escobar