María Inés Rodríguez.

Museu de Arte de São Paulo Names María Inés Rodríguez and Julia Bryan-Wilson Adjunct Curators

The Museu de Arte de São Paulo (MASP) in Brazil announced that María Inés Rodríguez and Julia Bryan-Wilson have been appointed as adjunct curators for modern and contemporary art. The arts professionals have already begun work on the museum’s yearlong programming for 2019 and 2020, which will focus on feminist histories and the histories of dance.

“It is a true privilege for MASP to welcome these two remarkable curators to our team, both with quite distinguished and diverse backgrounds and perspectives,” said MASP’s artistic director Adriano Pedrosa. “The model of a number of adjunct curators contributing in different projects over the years is quite enriching for MASP, and we look forward to continuing this with Rodríguez and Bryan Wilson.”

Rodríguez, who currently lives between Paris and Bordeaux, is a former director of the Musée d’art Contemporain de Bordeaux and the chief curator at the Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo in Mexico City. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including solo shows of work by Akram Zaatari, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Beatriz González, Danh Vo, Jonas Mekas, Judy Chicago, Teresa Margolles, and Yona Friedman.

Bryan-Wilson is a professor of modern and contemporary art at the University of California, Berkeley, and the director of the Berkeley Arts Research Center. Her writings on feminist and queer theory, craft histories, and contemporary art have appeared in various publications, including Artforum, October, the Oxford Art Journal, and Parkett, and she has authored three books. Her most recent curatorial project, the exhibition “Cecilia Vicuña: About to Happen,” which she curated with Andrea Andersson, will open at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, in February 2019.

“I am honored to join MASP and to collaborate with the team on their different researches and projects related to historical, political, and social issues,” said Rodríguez. Bryan-Wilson added: “MASP is among the most progressive and dynamic art institutions in the world, I am thrilled to work on exhibitions whose subjects—feminisms and dance, understood as the collective movements of social bodies—have never felt more urgent.”