3PM, 28 MARCH 2009,
You are invited to what is going to be a fascination insight into contemporary art in Brazil. Ms Solange Farkas is an internationally respected curator with a special interest in exploring relations between Brazil and Africa with Nigeria especially.
A curator renowned for her role in researching and nurturing the production of contemporary art from the southern circuit, Solange Farkas has been the director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil since 1991, and of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia since 2007. She is in charge of the International Electronic Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, of contemporary art publication Caderno Videobrasil, of the Videobrasil Authors Collection documentary series, and of one of South America’s largest electronic art collections. The holder of a degree in journalism, she created the Videobrasil in 1982 to showcase the then-emerging local production. In twenty years, with the support of partners such as SESC São Paulo and the Dutch Prince Claus Fund, she transformed the event into a point of convergence and a channel for dissemination of production from South America, the Caribbean, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Oceania, as well as an international reference centre for electronic art.
A member of the board of curators at the Nam June Paik Award and of the board for the Network Partnerships program of the Dutch Prince Claus Fund, which implements cultural and social actions worldwide, she was awarded the Sergio Motta Hors Concours Prize in 2004 for her contribution to electronic art.