For Patrick Charpenel, Rodrigo has a vision aligned with the idea of ​​the museum. PHOTO: Publicity/MASP

The exhibition by Djanira da Motta e Silva, co-curated by Isabella Rjeille, closes the work of Rodrigo Moura as assistant curator at MASP. He was announced this Friday (15th) as the new chief curator of the Museo del Barrio in New York City.

With Moura's integration into the professional staff, the museum seeks to “expand the understanding and reach of its Permanent Collection, fostering relationships with emerging and established artists”, according to a statement released. In addition, the institution believes that having him on the team will deepen relations with Latin American and Caribbean communities.

For the museum’s executive director, Patrick Charpenel, in charge since 2017, “Rodrigo brings a bold curatorial vision to El Museo del Barrio, combining energetic innovative thinking with leadership skills honed over twelve years at one of the world’s leading cultural institutions. Brazil". The director refers to the time Moura spent in Inhotim, where he worked as curator and artistic director. In 2016, he joined MASP, assuming the position of assistant curator of Brazilian art.

At the São Paulo museum, he performed exhibitions such as Portinari Popular, Agostinho Batista de Freitas and Imagens do Aleijadinho. In a press release, Rodrigo states: “It is with great enthusiasm that I join the team at El Museo del Barrio to imagine and implement a new curatorial vision for this historic and unique institution.”



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