Intersecting Practices: Curatorship and Trends by Beatriz Lemos in conversation with María Íñigo Clavo
In a discussion with researcher María Íñigo Clavo, the Brazilian curator Beatriz Lemos presents recent projects carried out by the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro that are based on practices and research into processes of learning, history and memory, creating a contextual dialogue with her career as a freelance curator at the head of the Lastro platform.
Beatriz Lemos works as a curator and is in charge of the idealisation and direction of the Lastro-Free Exchanges in Art platform. She acts to guide and articulate transdisciplinary networks and processes of creation and learning based on counter-hegemonic perspectives. She holds a BA in Art History from UERJ and a MA in Social History of Culture from PUC-Rio. Her curatorial work commenced in 2003, and it comprises an extensive resume of exhibitions, residencies, networking, educational practices, coordination of residency programmes, conferences and research processes, as well as organising, cataloguing and mediating collections. She is currently associate curator at the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro.
María Íñigo Clavo is a researcher, curator and assistant lecturer in the Arts Degree course at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC), in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofía (Arts and Humanities Department). She collaborates as a visiting lecturer in the MA in Curating Art and Public Programmes at Whitechapel Gallery (2021-2022) and has been an associate lecturer at Central Saint Martins (2017). Her research interests include coloniality, curating, museology, modernity and its inventions of otherness, contested heritage and the exhibition of non-Western cultures, art and curating in Latin America, with a focus on Brazilian art.