Guest of Honor of World Biennial Forum No 2
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 the 28th. He was visiting professor for eleven years at the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, in New York, and Director of the Museum of Modern Art in 1999. As an independent curator, he has contributed to projects for various international institutions and was the curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the 1999 and 2009 Venice biennales and one of the curators of the binational InSite’97 and 2000 projects, in Tijuana, Mexico.