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.





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Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1984}
Lives and works in London, UK

Academic education
2009 – 2011 MFA Curating. Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
2003 – 2006 BA in Cinema. FAAP – Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Professional experience
2018 Curator, There is Always a Third Time. Solo show, Carlito Carvalhosa. Sao Paulo
2017 Question Centre presents: Julião Sarmento and Alexander Calder. IAB–SP, Sao Paulo Curator, I Do Everything To Do Nothing. Solo show, Carlito Carvalhosa. Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paulo
Question Centre presents: Jack Killick and Gerard Taylor. StudioRCA Riverlight, London
2016 Co-curator, Electric Blue (Screening). Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo
Co-curator, Hallstatt. Galpão Fortes d’Aloia & Gabriel, Sao Paulo
Question Centre presents: Caragh Thuring and Alex ‘Hurricane’ Higgins, Westminster Waste, London
Curator of the Solo Projects at ARCOmadrid, Madrid
2015 Co-curator, Akakor. Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo
Question Centre presents: Marcius Galan and Antonio Dias. Pivô, Sao Paulo
2014 Translation coordinator, Contemporary Art Mexico (English to Spanish). Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi and Catherine Petitgas. London: Thames & Hudson
Co-curator, Alter-Heroes. Museu de Arte Contemporânea (MAC-USP), Sao Paulo (Accompanied by a catalogue)
Question Centre presents: Alexandre da Cunha and James Lee Byars. Supplement Gallery, London
2013 Co-curator, Mythologies by Proxy. Museu de Arte Moderna de Sao Paulo (MAM-SP), Sao Paulo (Accompanied by a catalogue)
2012 Project director, Contemporary Art Brazil. Edited by Hossein Amirsadeghi and Catherine Petitgas. Texts by Pablo Leòn de la Barra, Kiki Mazzucchelli, Rodrigo Moura and Paulo Venancio Filho. London: Thames & Hudson
2011 Adjunct curator, Mythologies. Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
2010 Curatorial and Editorial assistant, 29th Sao Paulo Biennial, There is always a cup of sea to sail in. Curated by Agnaldo Farias and Moacir dos Anjos. Fundação Bienal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo
2007 – 2009 Communications Assistant at Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo

2018 The Medium and the Message. Contribution to Valeska Soares’ catalogue, published in occasion of her exhibition at Estação Pinacoteca, Sao Paulo
2017 In My Opinion. Contribution to Raul Mourão’s publication MOV Vol. II
2016 Laughter and Tears Have no Accent. Swiss Cottage Art Gallery, curated by Pivô. Catalogue’s editor
Exhibition Reviews Annual. International Awards for Art Criticism 2. Organised by the Shanghai 21st Minsheng Art Museum (M21) and Anxin Trust Co. Ltd.-Artemis, in partnership with the Royal College of Art, London
2015 – Regular contributor to Conceptual Fine Arts
2013 Kunsthalle Roveredo. Texts by Pauline Beaudemont, Jan Kiefer, Elise Lammer, Benjamin Orlow, Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes, Emanuel Röhss and Max Ruf. Edited by Elise Lammer and Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes. Stuttgart /Berlin: Edition Taube
2012 – Eventual contributor to magazines such as Flash Art, Art ReviewTerremoto and The Exhibitionist
2011 MOURÃO, Raul. Mov. Texts by Felipe Scovino, Frederico Coelho, Jacopo Crivelli Visconti, Maria do Carmo M. P. de Pontes. Rio de Janeiro: Automática

2013 Kunsthalle Roveredo, Switzerland. Summer term
2018 Inclusartiz Institute


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