ARTISTIC COMMITTEE

MARTA RAMOS

Marta Ramos is an art historian from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Ramos received an MA in Cultural Management from Instituto Ortega y Gasset and has a diploma in Corporate Communications from Universidad de los Andes de Santiago de Chile. She started her career in Spain at Fundación Amigos del Museo del Prado. Ramos was editor and coordinator of the website masdearte.com, dedicated to the visual arts between 2001 and 2003. That year she moved to South America, living first in Chile, where she collaborated with the Museum of Contemporary Art, MAC and the Centro Cultural de España. As of 2009 she lives in Brazil where she was the Director of Galeria Baró. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was appointed director of Pivô, where she was responsible for the initial structuring and launching this independent space at Edificio Copan.

As a researcher, Ramos is part of History in display (WT), a collaborative project for the study of how the History is told in the Brazilian museums and how contemporary artists should insert critical ideas in this context. She is also developing the solo research Artist working, (thinking on) new economies, a report and exhibition about the labor conditions in the contemporary art. This last work counted on Ana Leticia Fialho´s collaboration for the sociologist analysis. The process of the research has been selected for the 4th International Workshop “Artist on the Market”, TU Berlin (November 2015).

BRUNO LEITAO

Bruno Leitão is a Portuguese curator, living and working between Madrid and Lisbon. He is currently board member and Curatorial Director at Hangar, Centre for Artistic Research in Lisbon. The Hangar project includes an exhibition program, residencies for artists and curators, plus an investigation department that takes advantage of Lisbon as a geographical and geopolitical intersection between northern Europe, Africa and Latin America.

He is a PHD candidate at Universidad Castilla La Mancha (UCLM, Cuenca, Spain).

Before Hangar, Bruno Leitão worked as a curator for Lumiar Cité, the exhibition space of Maumaus, School of Visual Design in Lisbon. At Lumiar Cité he worked with many artists, most noticeably Allan Sekula and Harun Farocki.

Further, he has worked at numerous galleries as director and production director, including Galeria Elba Benitez.

Bruno is the founder and director of the curatorial web-based project, Curatorial Clube (www.curatorialclube.com). 

He is invited curator for the Bienal de Vila Franca de Xira 2016 in Portugal and his recent curatorial projects include: “Plagiar o Futuro” co-curated with 

Andrea Rodriguez Novoa with Edouard Decam, Elena Bajo, João Maria Gusmão e Pedro Paiva, Jordi Colomer, Letícia Ramos, Louidgi Beltrame, Marlon de Azambuja and Rosa Barba at Hangar, 2016.  “Topología del Aura” with Carles Congost, Javier Núñez Gasco, Igor Jesus, Sara e André at Galería Bacelos, Madrid, 2016. “Sem Título” by João Onofre and “Principio Tautológico” with Igor Jesus, Sara e André, Cristina Garrido, Javier Nuñez Gasco, João Paulo Serafim, João Ferro Martins, Daniel Barroca, Paolo Chiasera and Los Torreznos both at the Hangar in Lisbon. “El Buen Caligrama” at Gallery The Goma, Madrid, Spain, 2015; “You love me. You love me not” a group show with the Sindika Dokolo Collection at Galeria Municipal do Porto, Portugal, 2015; “Narrativas Culturales”, at Galería Paula Alonso, Madrid, Spain 2014; “Atelier Utopia”, EDP Foundation Porto, Portugal, 2012; “Contra/cto” at 3+1 Arte Contemporânea, Lisbon, Portugal, 2014.

Besides his curatorial practice, Bruno Leitão is the part of the editorial board of Input Art Magazine andhas contributed for a number of magazines and catalogues, including: GAP (curated by Luc Tuymans at Parasol Unit, London), Atlantica, Dardo Magazine and Artecapital, and is IKT Member (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.) and CPR host.