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Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, Curator of the 33rd São Paulo Biennal. Expert visit in Stockholm 5-11 June 2017

Born in La Coruña, Spain, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro is director and chief curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, with offices in New York and Caracas. He holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex (UK) and an MA in Art History and Latin American Studies from the University of Aberdeen (UK).
With over 20 years experience, he was curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin (2002-2008), chief curator of the 6th Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre (2007) and director of Visual Arts at the Americas Society in New York (2000-2002). He also worked as coordinator of exhibitions and programmes at the Casa de América in Madrid (1998-2000) and as founding curator of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (1993-1998). He was an advisor to the Iberê Camargo Foundation and his curatorial projects in Brazil and abroad include exhibitions of Lygia Pape, Geraldo de Barros, Rivane Neuenschwander, Waltércio Caldas and Willys de Castro. In April 2017, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, in Madrid, opened an exhibition dedicated to the critic Mario Pedrosa, co-curated by Pérez-Barreiro and Michelle Sommer.

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