Closing address: Marieke van Hal introduces the Guest of Honor, Ivo Mesquita, for what he has done for 'the biennial' in general, not only for Sao Paulo Bienal
Ivo Mesquita (Brazil) has been technical director of the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo since May 2012 and was chief curator at the same institution between 2006 and 2012. He was researcher and assistant curator at the São Paulo Biennial Foundation for eight years, co-curator of the 20th and 24th Bienal de São Paulo and chief curator of its 28th edition. He taught as visiting professor for eleven years at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, in New York, and was Director of the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo in 1999. As an independent curator, he has contributed to projects for various international institutions. He was the curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 1999 and 2009 Venice Biennale and one of the curators of the bi-national project InSite in Tijuana, Mexico, in 1997 and 2000.
Audio record of Curating and Latin America, a talk by Ivo Mesquita at Escola da Cidade
Bienais, Bienais, Bienais, an essay by Ivo Mesquita published at Revista USP in the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the São Paulo Bienal