Artist & Independent Photography Curator
Portugal and Brazil
Ângela is an artist & independent photography curator, producing contemporary projects on photography as a researcher & art educator. She has a pos-doc researcher at Escola de Belas Artes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil(2020), developing studies on contemporary visual practices that problematize the hybrid forms of photography, in intersection with other languages, such as Painting, Cinema and Literature. Member of the research group NANO New arts Organisms of the School of Fine Arts of UFRJ. (NanoLab), Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. She is the Co-Founder of the Portuguese PhotoFestival Encontros da Imagem (2006), an International Photography Festival based in Braga Portugal, which has collaborated as Artistic Director and Curator. She has lectured on contemporary photography throughout Europe and Latin American Countries, particularly in Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia, and acted as a curator for both national and international exhibitions. In 2018 was one of the guest curators of the Beijng Photography Biennale in China organized by the Central Academy of Fine Arts and the Beijing Museum of Art (CAFA Art Museum).
Ângela is Professor at Escola de Comunicação Arte e Cultura ( ECATI- Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa), at Departamento de Cinema e Artes dos Media. She was guest Ajdunct Professor 2016-2022 at the Polytechnic Institute of Porto (ESMAD School of Media Arts and Design), where she coordinated the International Summer School and the Pós Graduation in Photobooks. Since 2017, she has been a curatorial member of the Photography Museum in Fortaleza, Brazil and currently she is artistic advisor of the FotoFestival SOLAR and counselor of the Photography Program at the Secretary State of Culture of Ceará, Brazil.
Writer, Curator, Artist and Educator
David Campany is a curator, writer, broadcaster, editor and educator. Renowned for his engaging and rigorous and accessible writing, exhibitions, public speaking, an organisation of ambitious project teams, David has worked worldwide with institutions including MoMA New York, Tate, Whitechapel Gallery London, Centre Pompidou, Le Bal Paris, ICP New York, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, The Photographer’s Gallery London, ParisPhoto, PhotoLondon, The National Portrait Gallery London, Aperture, Steidl, MIT Press, Thames & Hudson, MACK and Frieze.
Recent curatorial projects include William Klein: Yes – Photographs, Paintings, Films 1948-2013 (International Center of Photography, New York, 2022); ACTUAL SIZE! Photography at Life Scale (International Center of Photography, New York, 2022); A Trillion Sunsets: A Century of Image Overload (International Center of Photography, New York, 2022); Gillian Laub: Family Matters (International Center of Photography, New York, 2021); Alex Majoli: SCENE (Le Bal, Paris, 2019); The Still Point of the Turning World: Between Film and Photography (FoMu Antwerp, 2017). In 2020 David curated the three-city Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie 2020 – The Lives and Loves of Images (Mannheim/Ludwigshafen/Heidelberg, Germany), working with 70 artists from 13 countries to produce six thematic exhibitions, a program of public events, and a publication. David has a Phd. For his writing, he has received the ICP Infinity Award, the Kraszna-Krausz Book Award, the Alice Award, a Deutscher Fotobuchpreis, and the Royal Photographic Society award.
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