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Camila Bechelany

Born in 1979 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Lives and works between Paris and São Paulo

Camila Bechelany is graduated in International Relations and has specialized in cultural management. Between 2004 and 2005 she started her curatorial training as curatorial assistant at Museu de Arte da Pampulha in Belo Horizonte, Brazil where she contributed in curating solo and group shows from established artists such as Ernesto Neto and Damian Ortega. She also collaborated to the completion of the residence program Bolsa Pampulha 2003-2014 where she worked closely with a number of emergent Brazilian artists, like Sara Ramo, Cinthia Marcelle, Lais Myrrha among them.

In 2008 after living between Paris and New York for 3 years, she completed a double Masters Degree at the Tisch School of the Arts, NY and at the EHESS, Paris. Between 2009 and 2012 she works at Institut Français, Musée du quai Branly and Centre Pompidou.

In 2012 she takes part at the ICI Curatorial Intensive Program in Brazil and starts an independent curating practice. In 2013 she creates with 2 other associates a non-profit art space in Belleville, Paris: La Maudite, where she curated the exhibitions Different Silences of Renata Har and Alvorada do Homem of Pedro Moraleida and co-curated other projects. At La Maudite, she also helped to put together an archive of publications on Brazilian art and organized many events between 2013 and 2014, including talks with critics, artists and researchers such as Cristiana Tejo, Daniel Quiles and Ricardo Basbaum.

She has worked in many research and publication projects in the last 4 years. In 2014, she contributed to the catalog of the exhibition Artevida (Rio de Janeiro) and has been a member of the Research and Globalization Program at Centre Pompidou (2012-2014). She is currently preparing a dissertation on Brazilian art exhibitions at EHESS, Paris.

In January 2016 she curated Experimentos com o acaso, a monographic show of Alexandre Brandão at MdM Gallery, Paris and her next curatorial project, called Museu Vivo will happen in June, 2016 at Centre Pompidou, Paris.

Experimentos com o acaso. Works of Alexandre Brandão 31.01-12.03.2016. MdM Gallery, Paris
Alvorada do Homem. 20.06 – 02.08.2014. La Maudite, Paris
Renata Har – On Different Silences. 22.02 – 29.03.2014. La Maudite, Paris.

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