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April 5 - May 30
Bianca Bernardo (b.1982, Rio de Janeiro) is an artist developing hybrid practices between performance, education, curatorship and cultural administration. Her practice is collaborative and she works with artists and independent art spaces between the cities of Rio de Janeiro, Recife, Lisbon, Buenos Aires, and Cidade do Mexico. She is currently the cultural manager of the independent art space SARACURA in Rio de Janeiro.
Since 2010 Bernardo has been involved in educational projects in cultural institutions. She was part of the Experimental Nucleus for Education and Art at the Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro from 2011-2013. During her time there, she explored the concepts of transparency and boundaries between an artistic practice and educational one through engaging critical discourse around the architecture and surrounding space of the museum. She also coordinated the education program, including residencies, at the Museum of Contemporary Art Bispo Rosário named after the outsider artist Bispo Rosário, with a specific focus on mental health institutions and practices.
Bernardo’s work has been recently exhibited at Break Up Project Space, Zak Gallery (Siena-Italy, 2012), 47th Salon of Plastic Arts Pernambuco (Museum of Modern Art Aloisio Magalhaes, Recife, 2012) and SIART Biennial (Tambo Quirquincho Museum, La Paz-Bolivia, 2011).
She received a Master of Arts from Ppgartes-UERJ (Arts program at State University of Rio de Janeiro).
Open House for Open Engagement (OE)
Friday, April 21, 4-6 pm
Visit the exhibition PUBLIC SCHOOL with artists Jim Duignan and Rachel Harper to participate in a dialogue about the role of self-education practices in the pursuit of social justice. Visiting resident Bianca Bernardo will join the discussion sharing her experience. There will be an Open House April 21 from 4-6 PM in conjunction with Open Engagement, featuring Bernardo, Project Fielding - a project co-organized by our current year long Chicago based resident Sara Black, and the artists of PUBLIC SCHOOL who will be creating a contribution for the Chicago Read/Write Library archive by Nell Taylor, housed within the exhibition.
Art & Pedagogy in Brazil
Tuesday, May 9, 6-8 pm
Bianca Bernardo discusses her recent projects with teachers and elementary school students, imagining museums that represent who they are, generating films and books.She will show the film "Bispo para Educação - Expedição Colônia, 2016" and talk about the book "O Museu Que Nós Queremos."
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