Thiago de Paula Souza
Curator and educator Thiago de Paula Souza is a member of the 10th Berlin Biennale curatorial team, titled We Don´t Need Another Hero, 2018. He has done an MA in Art History at The University of Campinas UNICAMP, Campinas, worked as an educator at Museu AfroBrasil, São Paulo (2014–2016), and co-curated the exhibition Living On – In Other Words on Living?, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Vienna, 2016. At the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, De Paula Souza joined the Accra Study Days team, and was also part of the Bienal’s Oficina de Imaginação Política (political imagination workshop). He has collaborated with lanchonete.org, an artist-led cultural platform focused on daily life and progressive actions in contemporary cities with São Paulo as a reference point, and co-created We Cannot Build What We Cannot First Imagine, a visionary platform that gathers works and perspectives from racialized artists and thinkers. De Paula Souza is interested in how certain communities engage in the deconstruction of hegemonic readings of histories.