Archives of the Body, a Curatorial Workshop with Regents’ Lecturer Beatriz Lemos

Archives of the Body, a Curatorial Workshop with Regents’ Lecturer Beatriz Lemos
  • Friday, October 20, 2023 • 10:00 AM

Friday, Oct. 20, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Lunch will be provided from 12–1 p.m.
Kaufman Hall (room 208)

Admission is free.

UCLA Arts graduate students are invited to Archives of the Body: Invention, Desire, and the Memory of Presence, a curatorial workshop with Beatriz Lemos, UCLA Regents’ Lecturer and the chief curator of The Museum of Modern Art Rio de Janeiro.


By understanding the exchange of knowledge as a multi-sensory experience, we will collectively develop new learning methodologies to think about the mutability of presence, the imagination of memory, and inventories that can materialize desires. With readings of texts, analyses of works in different languages, and practical activities in writing, movement, and self-knowledge, the aim of this workshop is to establish a safe space-time for sensitive exchanges that can activate fields of collective and individual creation. The workshop is aimed at artists, theorists, and curators.


Space is limited to 15 students so advanced registration is required. To register, click here for the Eventbrite link.


About Beatriz Lemos

Beatriz Lemos is a curator and researcher whose practice focuses on contemporary art in the Global South. They hold a B.A. in Art History from the State University of Rio de Janeiro and an M.A. in Social History of Culture from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro. Lemos’ work emphasizes anti-coloniality, gender, race, and questions they have explored through pedagogy, collaboration, and curatorial interventions. Lemos is the founder and director of the Lastro - Free Exchanges in Art platform. From counter-hegemonic perspectives, Lastro foments and promotes the articulation and realization of networked and transdisciplinary processes of creation and learning.


Lemos has been curating since 2003 and comprises a vast curriculum of exhibitions, residencies, network management, educational practices, coordination of residency programs, conferences, and research processes, as well as organization, cataloging, and mediation of collections.


Most recent featured work: Between 2015/2016 they were Visiting Curator at Escola de Artes Visuais (EAV) do Parque Lage in Rio de Janeiro, where they instigated and developed the EAV’s Library|Documentation and Research Center. In 2015, they led the residency program Lastro CentroAmérica, with Brazilian artists and curators, based between Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Mexico. This intensive period resulted in the exhibition Lastro em campo: percursos ancestrais e cotidianos, at São Paulo’s Sesc Consolação in 2016. Lemos was part of the curatorial commission of the 20th Contemporary Art Festival Sesc Videobrasil (2017) and the Pampulha Grant (2018/2019), and coordinated the artist residency Travessias Ocultas - Lastro Bolívia, which led to an exhibition at São Paulo’s Sesc Bom Retiro in 2016-17. From 2019-21, Lemos was the co-curator of the 3rd edition of Frestas – Trienal de Artes in São Paulo.


Lemos is currently the Chief Curator at The Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro.

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