Maria Catarina Duncan
Maria Catarina Duncan was born in Rio de Janeiro and now lives in São Paulo working as independent curator and cultural programmer. Graduated in Visual Cultures and History of Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, is currently undertaking extension courses entitled 'Aspects of Culture and History of Afro-descendants in Brazil' at FFLCH - University of São Paulo. Has worked as curatorial assistant for the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, 'INCERTEZA VIVA' (2015 - 2016). Integrated the curatorial team at ‘Pivô Arte e Pesquisa’ (2014-2015) and assisted curatorial research processes for a series of exhibitions such as, ‘Terra Comunal Marina Abramovic’ at Sesc Pompéia (2014), ‘Alter-Heróis’ at MAC – USP Ibirapuera (2014) and “Still Being” by Antony Gormley at Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil (2012). Has collaborated with LASTRO platform - Free exchanges in Art since 2015 where she participated at artistic residencies in Guatemala and Bolivia which culminated in the exhibitions ‘Lastro em Campo - percursos ancestrais e contemporâneos’ at Sesc Consolação (2016) and 'Lastro Travessias Ocultas' at Sesc Bom Retiro (2018). Has curated the exhibitions 'Fio Corpo Terra' at Saracura (2017), 'é.é.é' by Manoela Medeiros at projeto Zip'Up (2015) and 'Pai dos Burros' by Teresa Berlinck and Julio de Paula at Oficina Cultural Oswald de Andrade (2016) and Sesc Rio Preto (2018). Currently works as agent for COINCIDÊNCIA - cultural exchanges between Switzerland and South America by Pro Helvetia.