Professor Maria do Carmo de Freitas Veneroso




University of Minas Gerais, Brazil


Education includes: PhD in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Letters at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, 2000; Master of Fine Arts (Printmaking) from Pratt Institute/New York (LASPAU/Fulbright Grant), USA, 1984; BFA (Fine Arts), School of Fine Arts (Federal University of Minas Gerais/Brazil). She has a Productivity Grant from CNPq (Brazilian National Council of Scientific and Technological Development). She exhibits in major national and international exhibitions and has been a visiting artist at Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana, USA (2009). In addition to her own creative practice she has been conducting extensive research into printmaking and intermidiality in Brazil. Current Professor of Art and Printmaking at the School of Fine Arts (Federal University of Minas Gerais/Brazil)


Contemporary Printmaking in Minas Gerais (Brazil): dialogue and experimentation


Presented as part of panel, Cross Polinization: Emerging Artists in Contemporary Brazilian Printmaking, moderated by Ed Bernstein with panellists Professor Maria do Carmo Veneroso and Professor Isabela Prado.


We live in a global economy as well as global art community.

Brazil is an important emerging power both economically and been so culturally many years: Sao Paulo Biennale. Brazil is a very rich and true melting pot of European, African, Latin, and Asian ethnicities and cultures.

We will discuss and illustrate the above in a related themed portfolio of Brazilian emerging and post-graduate artists who represent this new paradigm in art and culture.

We will first discuss printmaking activities in Brazil; the role played by the Universities' art schools in its development, showing current trends in Brazilian printmaking and demonstrating how young artists/printmakers are being educated. We will use The School of Art at UFMG as an example, noting similarities and differences between their practice and that of North America, Europe and Australia. 

Panelist Maria do Carmo Freitas Veneroso conducted extensive research into this topic . Isabela Prado represents the current generation of Brazilian artists practicing today.


Tuesday 27 September


3:30pm - 5.00pm





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