Hi there! Thanks for stopping by this substack on art and its stories.
I am an emerging contemporary art curator with an academic background in design and a passion for women’s studies. I love telling stories and finding them in artworks. I also believe the future is collective and a plurality of voices important so have guest writers collaborating here. More about me below.
As a curator with a passion for women's studies, my trajectory has been oblique. I have completed a law degree at the prestigious Pontifícia Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais in the city of Belo Horizonte, Brazil. After practicing law in Rio de Janeiro, I began working with a theatrical designer which led to a formal study of art, design, typography, photography and magazine production at the Faculdade da Cidade in Rio de Janeiro, from which I graduated in 1997 with a degree in Industrial Design.
In Miami, where I moved in 2000, I worked as an art director for digital platforms on their online and offline branding efforts, and for a local lifestyle magazine. In 2006 I joined an advertising agency where I was responsible for ensuring branding guidelines were adhered to across all platforms for the following brands: L’Oréal Paris, The Body Shop, Roger & Gallet, Maybelline, Essie, Kiehl’s, Sisley Paris and Givenchy.
In addition I have taught typography, a lifelong passion, at the Miami Ad School in Miami Beach since 2009.
In 2013 I co-founded State of Wonder, an online gallery that carried limited edition prints and original art works, all done on paper.
In 2022 I completed a MA in Curatorial Practice at the Istituto Europeo di Design-IED in Florence, Italy. The final thesis was the exhibition Eco-Existences: Forms of the Natural and the Artificial presented at IED galleries, a public program presented at Palazzo Strozzi and a catalog published by Kunstverein Publications Milano, (available at the link below) that uses the work of seven artists to explore the convergence between natural and artificial spaces and the manner in which communities perceive and experience those spaces.