(Porto Alegre, Brazil, 1979) Artist, curator, and researcher. Her work investigates the field of relations between curatorial, artistic, and educational practices and how they contribute, resist, and/or determine institutional politics and pedagogies. She holds a PhD in contemporary art process from the Universidade do Estado de Santa Catarina (Brazil). Between 2006 and 2014, Mônica coordinated the education department of the Bienal del Mercosul in Porto Alegre, where she also acted as part of the curatorial team for its ninth edition, “Weather Permitting” (2013). Recent projects include: Laboratório de Curadoria, Arte e Educação (2014 – 19), in collaboration with Fernanda Albuquerque; Embarcação (2016 – 18) and Escola Extraordinária, both co-directed with Kamilla Nunes; and Corazón Pulmones Hígado (2019 – 20), co-commissioned with Andrea Pacheco at Matadero Madrid. She is currently developing Pedagogia em Público with Fabio Tremonte, and coordinating with Jessica Gogan the Domingo's Group, a study group focused on the critical production of Frederico Morais. She has published the books Pedagogia no campo expandido, with Pablo Helguera (2011); Manual para curiosos, and the anthology La Nube, with Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy (2013).
Guest scholar 2022―I.