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Solange Farkis

Solange Oliveira Farkas is an art curator with an international career spanning twenty-five years. She has created the International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, a reference for the art production of the Southern regions od the world. She has also organized a number of important exhibitions both in Brazil and abroad.

Among them, the Pan-African Exhibition of Contemporary Art (Salvador, 2005); La Mirada Discreta: Marcel Odenbach & Robert Cahen (Buenos Aires, 2006); Roteiro Amarrado (CCBB Rio de Janeiro, 2010) Suspensão e Fluidez (arco, Madri, 2007), both centered on the work of Brazilian artist Eder Santos; Sophie Calle – Take Care of Yourself (São Paulo and Salvador, 2009).

Between 2007 and 2010, she served as director and chief curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia, promoting exhibitions of Brazilian and international artists, including Chelpa Ferro, Daniel Senise, Thomas Farkas, Mario Cravo Neto, Sophie Calle and Joseph Beuys. Farkas is also winner of the Sergio Motta Hors Concours Award (2004), jury member for the Nam June Paik Award in Germany, board member at Escola São Paulo.

As the head of Associação Cultural Videobrasil, she is currently involved in the production of the 17th International Contemporary Art Festival Sesc_Videobrasil. Due in September 2011, the Festival features the largest exhibition of Olafur Eliasson's works ever presented in Latin America.