CURATORIAL + EXHIBITION DESIGN
Brazilian National Exhibition PQ2011
Characters and Frontiers, Scenographic Brazilian Territory was the Golden Triga awarded National Exhibition at 12th edition of Prague Quadrennial, in Prague, Czech Republic, the most important award given by the event. After the successful participation in Prague, the exhibition was touring to other cities and countries: Sao Paulo/Brazil; Salisbury/UK – during the Ageas International Arts Festival; Lisbon/Portugal.
Prague Quadrennial (PQ) is the most important international events dedicated to the best of design for performance, scenography, and theatre architecture, recognised by UNESCO and after the 2015 edition also by the EFFE Awards, as one of the most trend-setting European festivals.
“The exhibit offers a vivid sense of the national identity and the vital spirit of creativity that animates Brazil; a current that flows from its cultural sources and continues spontaneously to open new scenographic horizons. The exhibit also gives an impression of the rich diversity and the range of scenographies and productions that take place in Brazil. Equal place is given to street art, site-specific interventions, socially conscious performance, puppetry as well as to more conventional theatre. The jury acknowledges the ingenuity in resolving a number of design issues in the works presented. The exhibition is presented with flair, sensitivity and style.”
(PQ2011 Jury words published at http://2011.pq.cz/en/pq-jury.html)
As the Curator and Designer responsible to present the best of Brazilian artists working in Theatre and Performance Design at PQ2011, the role as curator included the development of conceptual project and theme, organising team and the selection of the artists. The Designer role is to create the spatial and visual concept and to display the selected works and projects from the selected artists on the space given by the event. For each venue where the exhibition was presented, a new configuration accordingly to its architecture and nature.
PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC PQ2011 Brazilian National Exhibition at National Gallery, 2011 PROJECT + MODEL MAKING
SAO PAULO, BRAZIL PQ2011 Brazilian National Exhibition at FUNARTEGallery, 2011 PROJECT + PHOTOS
SALISBURY, UK PQ2011 Brazilian National Exhibition at SALISBURY LIBRAY, 2012 PHOTOS
LISBON, PORTUGAL PQ2011 Brazilian National Exhibition at MUDE, 2012
PROJECT + PHOTOS
Brazil General Curator PQ2011: Antonio Grassi
Associate CuratorPQ2011: Ronald Teixeira
Executive Production: Clissia Morais
Production Manager: Maurizio Zellada
Multimidia: Charles Oliveira