Fabio Marques Ferreira is from São Paulo, Brazil and lives in Gadigal land. He lost 6 years of his life working in Marketing before shifting his career to the arts industry. Currently he is mainly interested in building bridges. Especially the one between his home country and Australia. The construction of cultural connections between the two giant colonised nations from the south is what he is willing to investigate under the light of Global South narratives. A search for new pathways and possibilities for artists, curators and movements. What challenges and futures can be carved when these two seemingly distinct experiences of society connect and tell their stories through Southern perspectives? An exploration of the tensions and potentialities between their ancestral heritages and colonial outcomes in a world on the edge of cultural homogenisation, digital alienation and climate collapse.
BLIND SPOT. THE TRANSGRESSIVE FURY OF PIXAçAO VERSUS THE ART WORLDThe following work is an essay on the Pixação movement. A radical form of Graffiti created in the City of São Paulo and its tension with the art world through an incident occurred during the participation of three Pixação writers at the 7th Berlin Biennale. This work has been previously submitted as an assessment for the course Art Writing and Publishing part of the Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership program.
OF MAKING FOOD AND SENSE
This is an essay on the artwork 'At Home with you again' by Sydney based artist and UNSW student Emma Harbridge. The piece has been exhibited in the exhibition 'About Closed Doors: Isolation and Art' curated by myself and another MCCL student Lor Awwad at the UNSW Main Library Space between May and August 2021. This work has been previously submitted as an assessment for the course Art Writing and Publishing part of the Masters of Curating and Cultural Leadership program.