Leda Catunda (Image: Carmen Garcia)
In the Studio: Leda Catunda
Americas Society hosts the Brazilian artist on Instagram Live to discuss her work and Bispo do Rosario’s influence on her artistic practice.
Brazilian artist Leda Catunda will be in conversation with co-Curator of Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth Ricardo Resende, who is also curator at the Museu Bispo do Rosario Art Contemporânea (mBrac). This program will be held in conjunction with our current exhibition, Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth.
Join us live on Instagram from your cell phone, or watch on YouTube after, for a series of remote visits to artists' studios to bring Americas Society's Visual Arts public programs to your home. Check out the series playlist.
About the artist
Leda Catunda was born and currently lives in São Paulo, Brazil. Her inclusion in Como Vai Você?, Geração 80, a watershed group show at Parque Lage Visual Art School in Rio de Janeiro in 1984, cemented Catunda’s pivotal position in Brazilian contemporary art and ushered in a revitalization in painting. She has participated in four São Paulo Biennials (1983, 1985, 1994, and 2018). Retrospectives and surveys of her work have also been held at Pinoteca do Estado de São Paulo (2009); Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Rio de Janeiro, and Museo de Arte Moderna (MAM Rio), Rio de Janeiro (2014); Instituto Tomie Ohtake, São Paulo (2016); São Paulo Museum of Modern Art (MAM), São Paulo (2019), and the Museu de Arte Latino Americano de Buenos Aires (MALBA), Buenos Aires (2021). In 2023, she will have a solo exhibition at the ICA Milano, Italy. Catunda is also represented by Fortes D'Aloia & Gabriel in São Paulo, Brazil.
About the guest speaker
Ricardo Resende holds an MA in art history from the School of Communications and Arts of the Universidade de São Paulo (ECA/USP) and, since 1988, has worked in various positions in institutions such as the Museu de Arte Contemporânea da Universidade de São Paulo (MAC/USP), the Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM/SP), the Museu de Arte Contemporânea do Centro Dragão do Mar de Arte e Cultura (MAC Dragão do Mar), the Centro de Artes Visuais of Funarte/MinC, in Rio de Janeiro, and Centro Cultural São Paulo (CCSP). Since 2014, he has served as curator of the Museu Bispo do Rosario Arte Contemporânea (mBrac), in Rio de Janeiro. He was the curator of the exhibitions Panorama da Arte Brasileira de 2001, at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Leonilson: sob o peso dos meus amores (Leonilson: under the weight of my loves), held at Itaú Cultural, São Paulo and Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre; Leonilson: memória e arquivo (Leonilson: memory and achieve), held at Fundação Edson Queiroz, Fortaleza and Centro Cultural Ruth Cardoso, São Paulo. The last exhibition he curated was Bispo do Rosario Eu Vim: aparição, impregnação e impacto (Bispo do Rosario - I came: apparition, impregnation and impact), held at Itaú Cultural.
Visit the Americas Society Visual Arts YouTube Channel for recordings of In the Studio Series and other previous events.
Follow the conversation on Instagram: #IntheStudioAS | @americassociety.visualarts
More digital content from Visual Arts at Americas Society:
- Check out the current exhibition: Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth.
- Check out the current iteration of our Flag Series: Raul Mourão
- Read about the previous exhibition Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime
- Read the exhibition catalogue for This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975.
- Watch videos of recent events:
- Elena Damiani's Zenith
- Tropical is Political: Caribbean Art Under the Visitor Economy Regime
- Geles Cabrera: Museo Escultórico
- Young Filmmakers in New York: Collective Visions Screening
- This Must Be The Place: An Oral History Book Launch
- This Must Be the Place: Latin American Artists in New York, 1965–1975
- Terence Gower: The Good Neighbor
In the Studio series
Check out previous conversations with artists bringing us to their virtual studios.
Major support for the exhibition is provided by Almeida & Dale Galeria de Arte.
The presentation of Bispo do Rosario: All Existing Materials on Earth is made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.
Additional support comes from the William Talbott Hillman Foundation, the Cowles Charitable Trust, the Garcia Family Foundation, and the Consulate General of Brazil in New York.
In-kind support is provided by Ternium Brazil. With thanks to Fundación PROA in Buenos Aires for their help on this project.
Americas Society acknowledges the generous support from the Arts of the Americas Circle contributors: Estrellita B. Brodsky, Virginia Cowles Schroth, Emily A. Engel, Diana Fane, Almeida & Dale Galeria de Arte, Isabella Hutchinson, Carolina Jannicelli, Vivian Pfeiffer, Phillips, Gabriela Pérez Rocchietti, Erica Roberts, Sharon Schultz, Diana López and Herman Sifontes, and Edward J. Sullivan.