Curatorial Study Group

Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino

Pedro de Niemeyer Cesarino is an anthropologist and writer, specialising in the relations between anthropology, literature and the arts. He has conducted fieldwork among the Marubo of Brazilian Amazonia and has published several articles and books about mythology, shamanism and Amazonian systems of knowledge. He was professor at the Department of Art History at the Federal University of São Paulo and is currently professor at the Department of Anthropology at the University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz

Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz is a Bolivian-German writer, curator and philosopher based in La Paz, Bolivia. From March 2019 to June 2020, he was Director of the National Museum of Art (MNA) in La Paz, where he founded the museum's Program for Decolonial Studies in Art (PED) and was responsible for generating a historical change of the institutional profile. His work at the museum has been recognized by the International Committee for Museums and Collections of Modern Art (CIMAM), being considered a reference in the international museum community for its developments in the fields of social inclusion and education. Since 2018 he is a member of the Academy of the Arts of the World based in Cologne. His texts and cultural critique have been published in Spanish, German, English, Portuguese and French, in various formats in catalogues, magazines, and international newspapers in Europe, Africa, the USA and Latin America. Hinderer Cruz regularly publishes essays in the Bolivian newspaper La Razón.

Keyna Eleison

Keyna Eleison is a curator, writer, researcher, heiress griot and shaman, narrator, singer and ancient chronicler. She is a regular contributor to Contemporary&, Professor of the Free Learning Program at Parque Lage School of Visual Arts, Rio de Janeiro and co-Artistic Director of the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro with Pablo Lafuente. She lives in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Manuela Moscoso

Manuela Moscoso is Curator of Liverpool Biennial 2020. She previous held the position of Senior Curator at Tamayo Museo, Mexico City. Originally from Ecuador, Moscoso is part of Zarigüeya, a programme that activates relations between contemporary art and the preColumbian collection of the Museo de Arte Precolombino Casa del Alabado, Ecuador. She was the Adjunct Curator of the 12th Cuenca Biennial and the Co-Curator of the Queens International Biennial 2011. In 2012 she was appointed Co-Director of Capacete, a residency programme based in Brazil where she also co-ran the curatorial programme Typewriter. Her work and research focuses on artistic production that can articulate critical present endeavors, interrogating a linear history and univocal perspectives.

Dr Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Dr. Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung (born in 1977 in Yaoundé, Cameroon) is an independent curator, author and biotechnologist. He is founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary in Berlin and is the artistic director of Sonsbeek20–24, a quadrennial contemporary art exhibition in Arnhem, the Netherlands. He is artistic director of the 13th Bamako Encounters 2021, a biennale for African photography in Mali. Ndikung was the curator-at-large for Adam Szymczyk's Documenta 14 in Athens, Greece and Kassel, Germany in 2017; a guest curator of the Dak’Art biennale in Dakar, Senegal in 2018; as well as artistic director of the 12th Bamako Encounters in 2019. Together with the Miracle Workers Collective, he curated the Finland Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2019. He was a recipient of the first OCAD University International Curators Residency fellowship in Toronto in 2020 and is currently a professor in the Spatial Strategies MA program at the Weissensee Academy of Art in Berlin.


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Curatorial Study Group: Session 1 with Manuela Moscoso and Pedro Cesarino

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Curatorial Study Group: Session 2 with Manuela Moscoso and Keyna Eleison

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Curatorial Tour with Manuela Moscoso and Keyna Eleison