Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes (b. 1984, São Paulo, Brazil; lives in London) is an independent curator and writer who holds an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College (2011). Recent exhibitions and projects include I Do Everything To Do Nothing (2017–18), Carlito Carvalhosa’s solo show at Galeria Nara Roesler São Paulo; Hallstatt (2016–17) at the Galpão Fortes d’Aloia & Gabriel, São Paulo; curating the Solo Projects of ARCOmadrid 2016; Akakor at Baró Galeria, São Paulo (2015) and Alter-Heroes at the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC–USP) (2014). In 2014 she founded Question Centre, a nomadic exhibition platform that draws on generational bonds among artists. She has collaborated with different books and magazines, and is a regular contributor of Conceptual Fine Arts.
Residency Valeska Soares and Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes
20th September – 11th October 2018
For a period of three weeks, artist Valeska Soares, alongside curator Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes, will organise a series of weekly saloons in occasion of their joint residency at Instituto Inclusartiz. The idea is to invite artists, curators and thinkers from various backgrounds, dissonant voices yet constructive postures, so together they can elaborate creative thinking around the state of the arts in the present circumstances. The residency will occur concurrently to Soares’ solo show at Estação Pinacoteca, in Sao Paulo, which presents work from the 1980s until nowadays. In a certain way, that’s the reinsertion of the artist in the Brazilian art scenario, considering she has been living in New York for over thirty years. Thus the saloons also aim to further intensify the exchange between Soares and the country.