|Residencia:||Reside en São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brasil|
Thiago de Paula Souza lives and works in São Paulo, Brasil. Gabi Ngcobo, curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, has invited him to be member of the curatorial team of 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art, in 2018. In Sao Paulo, he worked as an educator at Museu AfroBrasil between 2014 and 2016. In 2016 he co-curated the exhibition Living On – In Other Words on Living? at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, AU. At the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo de Paula Souza joined the Accra Study Days team, organized by Gabi Ngcobo as part of the public program, and was also part of the Bienal’s Oficina de Imaginação Política (“political imagination workshop”). He collaborated with lanchonete.org, an artist-led cultural platform focused on daily life and progressive actions in contemporary cities with São Paulo as a reference point, and co-created We Cannot Build What We Cannot First Imagine (WCB WCFI), a visionary platform that gathers works and perspectives from racialized artists and thinkers. De Paula Souza currently researches on the depiction of art from South America and the African Diaspora in the German-speaking context. This research will soon extend to non-Western circumstances where he will investigate how the art communities engage in the deconstruction of hegemonic readings of histories.
Berlin Biennale - KW Institute for Contemporary Art / Berlin, Alemania