Two of the most important names among art critics in Latin America are responsible for the general curatorship of the Curitiba Biennial.
The proposal of this curatorship is to avoid relating any concept or theme to the commemorative edition of the Biennial?s 20th anniversary. "We will have the task to select, from the immense universe of art works, which constitute the stock of contemporary art, those that assign importance to the core issues of reflection and creation in contemporary art," said Escobar and
. This, they say, will allow more freedom to the selection of works, based on quality and relevance, which are criteria that will be taken into account.
Check below the curriculum of the general curators:
has a post-doc from the University of Maryland, USA (2002), Ph.D. in Literary Theory and Comparative Literature from the Universidade de São Paulo (1981), M.Sc. in Communication Sciences from the Universidade de São Paulo (1976) and a Degree in Law from the Universidade Guarulhos (1971). Presently, he is a professor of Cultural Policies at the Escola de Comunicação e Artes of the Universidade de São Paulo, retired. He is a curator-coordinator of the Museu de Arte de São Paulo-MASP. He was a director of MAC-USP. Ex-Director of IDART (Departamento de Informação e Documentação Artística do Centro Cultural São Paulo). He is a professor of Information Theory and Aesthetic Perception, and Art History at the Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade Mackenzie. He is an expert in Cultural Policies and collaborates in the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies at the Universidad de Girona, Spain. Residency at the Bellagio Study and Conference Center? Italy. He is a consultant at the Observatory of Cultural Policies of Instituto Itau Cultural, São Paulo. Curator of various exhibitions at MAC-USP and MASP. Author of various books on culture and art. Fiction writer (Portugal Telecom 2007 Award for the book História Natural da Ditadura, published in 2006 by Ed. Iluminuras publishing house).
has a degree in Philosophy, Law and Social Sciences. He works as a professor, art critic and jury at international art exhibitions. Author of numerous publications in his areas of expertise, he received awards in various countries, among them the Art Critic of the Year (2011) from the International Art Critics Association, and the award Prince Claus of Holland for Culture and Development. Between 1999 and 2004 he directed the program ?Identities in Transit? sponsored by the Rockefeller Foundation. In 1998, he earned the Guggenheim grant to study the relations between image and political power. He was the general curator of the Chile Contemporary Art Triennial and the exhibition Otras Contemporaneidades Convivencias Problemáticas at the Valencia Biennial, Spain. He was the curator of the exhibition Three Borders of the 6th Mercosur Biennial. He was the Minister of Culture in Paraguay, Municipal Secretary of Culture in Asunción and Director of the Centro de Artes Visuales / Museo Del Barro de Asunción.