Curriculum

Beto Shwafaty
1977, São Paulo

Education

2011 PIESP, Independent Study Program, Escola São Paulo
2010/11 Guest Student, Staedelschule Frankfurt (Simon Starling’s class)
2008/09 M.A. in Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies, NABA, Milan
2001 B.A. in Visual Arts, State University of Campinas, Brazil

Residencies

2016 Lugar a Dudas, Cali
2015 Residence Unlimited, New York
2013 JA.CA residency program, Nova Lima
2012 RES-Ò residency platform: Eco & Narciso, Torino
2011 Other Possible Worlds, Casino Luxemburg

Solo Shows

2016
HABLEMOS DE REPARACIONES, Prometeogallery, Milano
PHANTOM MATRIX (OLD STUCTURES, NEW GLORIES), Situ / Leme Gallery, São Paulo
PRESENT FUTURE, Artíssima, Torino, Italy
POSITIONS, Miami Art Basel, Miami, USA
2015
CONTRACT OF RISK, Luisa Strina Gallery, São Paulo
2014
FOUNDATION OF THE DESIGN SUBSTANCE: CULTURAL METAPHORS TO DESIGN A NEW FUTURE, City Museum / Oca-Ibirapuera, São Paulo
REMEDIATIONS, Temporada de Projetos Paço das Artes, São Paulo
EL MUSEO IMPOSIBLE DE LAS COSAS VIVAS, PArC Lima, Peru
2011
UNPREDICTABLE SIGNS OF REVOLT, Lampione, Frankfurt
THE IMPOSSIBLE MUSEUM OF LIVING THINGS, The Office, Frankfurt am Main
2008
ANNUAL EXHIBITION PROGRAM, CCSP, São Paulo
2006
CROSSED REFERENCES, MARP, Ribeirão Preto
2004
WHAT OCCUPIES THE BODY, Ateliê Aberto, Campinas

Group Shows

2017
Learning from Latin America (Getty found. / PST), Los Angeles (forthcoming)
2016
MAC International, Belfast, North Ireland
SOFT POWER. Arte Brasil, Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort, Netherlands
HOMO LUDENS, Galeria Luisa Strina, São Paulo
APARELHAMENTO, Funarte, São Paulo
TO THE LOVE OF THE PUBLIC, MAR – Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro
2015
THE WORLD AS IT IS, THE WORLD AS IT COULD BE, ArteBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
I WAS ONCE LONELYNESS, Blain|Southern Gallery, Berlim, Alemanha
COLONIAL ENTERPRISE, Space Caixa Sé, São Paulo (forthcoming)
INT. FESTIVAL OF PHOTOGRAPHY, Belo Horizonte
1 (UM), BFA Boatos, São Paulo
CFB: 25 Years, Casa França-Brasil, Rio de Janeiro
MOVING COLLECTIONS III, National Museum of Brasília
19th SESC VIDEO_BRASIL, São Paulo, Brasil
5th SESI MARCANTONIO VILAÇA PRIZE, MAC Ibirapuera, São Paulo
CROSSROAD, Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro
2014
OUR VOICE, Casa do Povo, São Paulo
SITUATIONS BRASÍLIA, National Museum of Brasília, Brazil
AUTHORSHIP, CURATORSHIP AND COUNTER-REFORM, Razuk Studio, São Paulo
PERMANENT PLAYFULNESS, Mendes Wood Gallery, São Paulo
TAIPA TAPUME, Leme Gallery, São Paulo
ART AND HERITAGE PRIZE, Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro
THE ARTIST AS…, PIVÔ Art Space, São Paulo
ADVERTISERS, Lattitudes digital platform – Select / ABACT, Brazil
2013
CONVERSATION PIECES, NBK, Berlin
LOVE AND HATE TO LYGIA CLARK, Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw
P33_UNIQUE FORMS OF CONTINUTIY IN SPACE [33rd Panorama of Brazilian Art], MAM São Paulo
WEATHER PERMITING, 9th MERCOSUL BIENNIAL, Porto Alegre
CITY: WAYS OF MAKING, WAYS OF USING, 10th ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL OF SÃO PAULO, CCSP
MITHOLOGIES, MAM, São Paulo
2012
COUNTER BARTERING – Belo Horizonte e Recife, Rede Nacional Funarte 9th edition
2011
MITHOLOGIES, Cité des Arts, Paris
STRATEGIES FOR PUBLIC OCCUPATION, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York
INSTANT: EXPERIENCE / EVENT, SESC Campinas, Brazil
WHEN IN ROME, Malta Contemporary
OPEN #3, Sale Docks, Venice
2010
COMVIDEO, Apexart, New York
SHADOWED BY THE FUTURE, Cervantes Institute, Sao Paulo
EVASIVAS, Galeria Penteado, Campinas (Brasil)
URBANINFORM Squat. The Informal City Under Construction, DEPOT, Istanbul
URBANINFORM Squat. The Informal City Under Construction, Museum of the Brazilian house, São Paulo
2009
3rd UTRECHT MANIFEST – Biennial of Social Design, Utrecht
4th ARCHITECTURE BIENNIAL OF ROTTERDAM, online section urbaninform.net
BOOKMARKS, Sale Docks, Venice
PUBLIC TURBULENCE, Isola Art Center, Milan
ETATW Curatorial Conference, NABA, Milan
AUF WIEDERSEHEN BERLIN!, E-flux Building, Berlin
BEAUTY, Bispo do Rosario Museum, Rio de Janeiro
79>09, MAC Campinas, Brazil
2008
BODIES ARCHITECTURE, Nothing to See Here magazine, NABA/FORMA, Milan
2007
MARP 15 YEARS, Art Museum of Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
CONTEMPORARY BRAZILIAN PRINTMAKING, Pratt Institute, New York
2006
SÃO PAULO CITYTELLERS co-author of the film dir. by Francesco Jodice for the 27th SP Biennial
SÃO PAULO TERRITORY: art collectives from São Paulo, Havana Biennial
RUMOS ITAÚ CULTURAL, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Santa Catarina
6th GOIAS ART EXHIBITION, Goiânia
31st SARP, Ribeirão Preto Art Museum
ART MOVIMENTA Public interventions, FUNARTE, Rio de Janeiro
2005
MERCOSUL PRINTMAKING, Foundation Caixa Granada, Granada
2004
9th SANTOS BIENNIAL Santos (Brasil)

Curatorial and Collaborative Projects

2013
THE ARTIST AS PUBLIC INTELECTUAL…, Rede Nacional Funarte 10th edition
2012
COUNTER BARTERING, Rede Nacional Funarte 9th edition
2011
STUDIO VISITS Blog (Frankfurt), Goethe Institut, Sao Paulo
2010
SILENT CITY publication – Diagram For a Possible Productive Resistance, London
ANSWER MACHINE Project, (program of 29th SP Biennial) – Capacete, São Paulo
1st CURATORIAL MEETING (Forum Permanente org.), São Paulo
RADICAL INENTION, Talk on Urban actions, Milano
2009
UTOPIA FOR SALE, GRID in collaboration with Archive Kabinnet, ABC-DEF, Berlin
COSA SUCEDE A…, Talk on Collaborative Practices, Sestier House, Venice
JEUX SANS FRONTIER at Other Discourse’s curatorial project, CareOf, Milan
2008
URBAN ALTERATIONS, visual essay for Making-Do Magazine, London
CROSSED REFERENCES_COUNTER PROPAGANDA, visual essay on ITCH online magazine, Johannesburg
MILANOPOLI, collective curatorial project, NABA, Milan
CONNECTING CULTURES, talk about Sao Paulo City Tellers film, Milan

Prizes and Fellowships

2016
MAC INTERNATIONAL (shortlist), Belfast, North Ireland
Shortlisted BMW ART JOURNEY, Art Basel Miami
Indicated to PIPA PROZE, Rio de Janeiro
2015
ICCo/SP-Arte Prize
FOCO Bradesco/Art-Rio
2014
SITUATIONS BRASÍLIA, National Museum of Brasília, Brazil
Indicated to Pipa Prize, Rio de Janeiro
2013
JA.CA Centro de Arte e Tecnologia, residency program, Nova Lima (MG), Brazil
ART AND HERITAGE PRIZE, IPHAN – Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro
GRAHAM FOUNDATION exhibition grant, Chicago
THE ARTIST AS PUBLIC INTELECTUAL…, Rede Nacional Funarte 10th edition
2012
COUNTER BARTERING, Rede Nacional Funarte 9th edition
2nd MARIO PEDROSA PRIZE FOR ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY ART AND CULTURE, FUNDAJ Recife, Brazil
2011
THE LIFE OF THE CENTERS, PROAC – SP(support for photographic book), São Paulo
PROCULTURA MinC, Government support for the web platform Translados.org (Brazil)
2010
Brazilian Ministry of Culture travel aid for artists
2008
M.A. Scholarship, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti (NABA), Milan
2006
31st Ribeirão Preto Contemporary exhibition
2003
35th Piracicaba Contemporary exhibition
15o Praia Grande Contemporary exhibition
2002
Contemporary Art Museum of Campinas

Collections

MAR Art Museum of Rio de Janeiro
Kaviar Factory, Henningsvær, Norway
National Museum of Brasília
Paço Imperial – IPHAN, Rio de Janeiro
Ribeirão Preto Art Museum, Brazil
Contemporary Art Museum of Campinas, Brazil
Municipal Art Gallery of Piracicaba, Brazil
Estampería Quinteña, Quito
Casa de Las Américas, Havana