The Curatorial Lab program, an international pioneer, invites young curators to submit projects for exhibitions to be developed over a period of six months and held during the SP-Arte. In 2014, the number of exhibitions was reduced to two, which allowed a more focused dialogue with these young curators and accompany their projects at closer quarters. Two curators from outside the South-Southeast region of Brazil were selected: Carolina Vieria, who lives in Fortaleza, and Traplev, who lives in Recife.
Ana Paula Cohen, who curated the 28th Bienal de São Paulo and taught on the curatorial program at Bard College, usa, was brought in to dialogue with the chosen curators, alongside Rodrigo Moura, artistic director of Inhotim. The aim of the Lab is not to provide a theoretical background, but rather the opportunity to get some curatorial practice. The two young curators selected are also awarded a trip abroad to visit a biennial event—in this case, the Berlin Biennale.