Artigos 19 de April de 2017

Tiago Gualberto no Digaai

Tiago Gualberto no Digaai

Tiago Gualberto is a visual artist and researcher at Museu Afro Brasil. He is a vibrant part of the emerging Afro-Brazilian contemporary art scene. He has taken part in over a dozen of collective exhibitions in important Brazilian institutions, such as the Nova Mão Afro-brasileira in Museu Afro Brasil, in 2012; and three solo exhibitions, such as the one titled Magia Negra in SESC Pinheiros, during the same year.

Outside of Brazil, he has participated in various collective exhibits, like the Bienal de Valença: Encuentro dos mares in Spain, in 2007, and AfroBrasil: Art and Identities at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, in Albuquerque, USA, in 2015. He did a residence at the Tamarind Institute, part of the New Mexico University, during the project Afro: Black Identity in America and Brazil, in 2012. During that year, he stood out as one of the finalists in Visual Arts category in the Programa Nascente, promoted by the Pró-Reitoria de Cultura e Extensão USP and, in 2015, became one of the finalists of the Bolsa Funarte de Fomento aos Artistas e Produtores Negros, the biggest prize destined to African-Brazilian artists.


Tiago Gualberto (1983) é artista visual e pesquisador no Museu Afro Brasil. Mestrando em Artes Visuais na ECA/USP, iniciou seus estudos na Escola de Belas Artes da UFMG, no mesmo período que foi bolsista do programa de Ações Afirmativas da universidade. Possui bacharelado em Tecnologia Têxtil e Moda pela EACH/USP. No ano de 2009, foi finalista Mundial do Concurso de Criação de Padronagem para produção de Furoshiki (tecido de embrulho tradicional japonês) promovido pela Fundação Japão/Tóquio e Ministério das Relações Exteriores do Japão.

Já participou de mais de uma dezena de mostras coletivas em importantes instituições brasileiras, como a coletiva Nova Mão Afro-brasileira, no Museu Afro Brasil, em 2012; e 3 mostras individuais, como a intitulada Magia Negra, no SESC Pinheiros, no mesmo ano.

No exterior, participou de diversas mostras coletivas como a Bienal de Valença: Encuentro dos mares, na Espanha, em 2007 e AfroBrasil:  Art and Identities, no National Hispanic Cultural Center, em Albuquerque, nos EUA, em 2015. Foi bolsista no Tamarind Institute, integrado a New Mexico University durante o programa Afro: Black Identity in America and Brazil, em 2012. Neste mesmo ano se destacou como finalista da categoria Artes Visuais do Programa Nascente, promovido pela Pró-reitoria de Cultura e Extensão USP e, em 2015, é um dos finalistas da Bolsa Funarte de Fomento aos Artistas e Produtores Negros, o maior prêmio destinado a artistas afro-brasileiros.

The night was also attended by Kenneth Bailey, a member of the Design Studio for Social Change (DS4SI). Ken started his activism in the early eighties as a teenager, working in his neighborhood for tenants’ rights and decent housing, targeting the St. Louis Housing Authority. He went on to work for COOL, a national campus-based student organizing program, and then moved to Boston where he worked for the Ten Point Coalition, Interaction Institute for Social Change, and Third Sector New England, as well as being on the Board for Resource Generation. Most recently he has been a trainer and a consultant, primarily on issues of organizational development and community building.

He first realized the need for a more “designerly” approach to community work while developing parts of the Boston Community Building Curriculum for The Boston Foundation. This workshop asked community activists and residents to think about creative ways to work with their community assets – existing social relationships, individual’s gifts and skills, and untapped local resources. Many community residents remained locked in conventional nonprofit approaches to working with community assets. They weren’t obliged to, they just knew no other way. He realized then that activists needed new tools to redesign approaches for community change, which led him to build a design studio for social activism.