Talisson Souza

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Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Tálisson Melo is a visual artist and Ph.D. student in Sociology and Anthropology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. His research is about art exhibitions amid the political transitions that took place in South American countries during the 1980s, approaching the role of art critics, curators and diplomats in organizing the São Paulo International Art Biennial. Tálisson received a Master’s degree in Art History from the Federal University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, in 2015, on the emergence of authorial curatorship in Brazil’s public sphere. He has developed parts of his research in different institutions in South America (Argentina, Chile and Uruguay), and he has been collaborating with Artl@s (ENS Paris, France) - a project on art exhibitions history. His research interests are art exhibitions, curating, art criticism, and political transition in South America. (CCS Visiting Graduate Student, October 2018-April 2019)