Curatorial Lab

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.


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Previous editions: 2012 / 2013



Carolina Vieira


Born in 1981 in Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil where she lives and works. She holds a Masters Degree in Critical Theory and Art Criticism from Escola de Belas Artes, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) and has a degree specializing in Contemporary Art from PUC-Minas. Vieira developed the Visual Arts curriculum at Porto Iracema das Artes and was curatorial assistant at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Ceará during the first half of 2013. She was part of the artistic board of directors at Instituto Inhotim, while she was curatorial assistant there from 2010 to 2012 and as art educator from 2008-2010.




Born in 1977, in Caçador Santa Catarina, Brazil, and currently resides in Recife, Pernambuco. He holds a Masters Degree in Visual Arts from the Centro de Artes da Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina in Florianópolis. Traplev is an artist and publisher; he founded the magazine, Recibo – and has been involved in curatorial projects and editorials since 2005. He has distinguished himself for his various editions of Recibo as well as Permissividades e Vulnerabilidades Praticas (espaços físicos discursivos e impressos) initally published in 2011 with the second phase involving exhibitions, debates and additional publications to take place from 2015-2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.