Residency Unlimited


2019 | NYC | Curator

Iara Pimenta

Iara Pimenta
Curator Name: Iara Pimenta
Residency Dates: May - June
Born: 1987
Hometown: Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Lives & Works: New York, New York

Education: 2015 - 2017 Master of Science in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York City (GSAPP); 2005 - 2011 Professional Degree in Architecture and Urbanism School of Architecture and Urbanism of the University of São Paulo (FAUUSP); 2009 - 2010 Academic Exchange École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Paris-Belleville ENSA-PB

Bio / Statement:

Iara Pimenta is a researcher and curator interested in connections between art and architecture. Her research is mostly devoted to questions of institutional critique, and how artists and architects have proposed experimental ways to explore the gallery as a space to address social and political issues. She has written about exhibitions, organizations for art and architecture, and about the work of artists and architects. Iara has also a keen interest in the relationship between history and territorial transformations, and how artworks propose new perspectives questioning collective memories and imaginaries.

Iara was recently a Curatorial Fellow at Storefront for Art and Architecture. She holds a professional degree in Architecture and Urbanism from the University of São Paulo, and a Master degree in Critical, Curatorial, and Conceptual Practices in Architecture (CCCP) from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation (GSAPP). Iara has years of experience in the elaboration and planning of exhibitions and public programs. She has also worked as exhibition designer and producer, and has participated in relevant projects such as the 2016 Istanbul Design Biennial.