Juliana Caffé

ISEA Bio(s) Available:

  • ISEA2018

    Juliana Caffé (São Paulo, 1983) Curator and researcher on contemporary art. She is currently a doctoral student at the Postgraduate Program in Aesthetics and Art History at the University of São Paulo USP. She holds postgraduate specialisation in Curatorship from the University of Cape Town UCT (South Africa); and in Art: History, Criticism and Curating from the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo PUCSP. She worked at the Associação Cultural Videobrasil between 2013 and 2017, on the programming of the exhibitions and other activities of GalpãoVB.

    She has co-curated Conversations in Gondwana (since 2017, co-curator Juliana Gontijo), platform for research, experimentation and studies in contemporary art between southern territories; and co-curated the Cambridge Artistic Residency (co-curator Yudi Raphael and Alex flynn), a project which puts forward artistic and cultural proposals in the Ocupação Hotel Cambridge, an occupied building in downtown São Paulo – this project was the recipient of the 2016 APCA – Paulista Association of Art Critics award for Urban Appropriation.

    She collaborates with Artishock Magazine and writes about contemporary art for Encyclopedia Itaú Cultural. She understands her practice at the intersection of disciplines, articulating research, experimental projects, expanding artistic connections between countries through curatorial projects, and creating encounters and debates around the art field. She has been curating exhibitions in São Paulo, Havana, Cape Town, Durban in recent years, and has participated in artistic residencies such as Independent Curators International ICI (Accra, 2017), A4 Arts Foundation (Cape Town, 2017), Espacio de Arte Contemporáneo EAC (Montevideo, 2019), No Lugar (Quito, 2021), and Kiosko (Santa Cruz, 2021).

    Selected curatorial works includes: the seminar Regarding Latin America | Political and Cultural Overview at Videobrasil (São Paulo, 2017), the exhibitions How to Remain Silent? at the A4 Arts Foundation (Cape Town, 2017); From Silence to Memory at Paço das Artes (São Paulo, 2018); Conversations in Gondwana at São Paulo Cultural Center CCSP (São Paulo, 2019, co-curator Juliana Gontijo); and A Continent for Caliban at Factoría Habana (Havana, Cuba, 2020).


Last Known Location:

  • São Paulo, Brazil

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