Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. Born in La Coruña, Spain, Pérez-Barreiro is director and chief curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, with offices in New York and Caracas. He holds a PhD in Art History and Theory from the University of Essex (UK) and an MA in Art History and Latin American Studies from the University of Aberdeen (UK). 

With over 20 years experience, he was curator of Latin American Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin (2002-2008), chief curator of the 6th Bienal do Mercosul in Porto Alegre (2007), and director of Visual Arts at The Americas Society in New York (2000-2002). He also worked as coordinator of exhibitions and programs at the Casa de América, in Madrid (1998-2000), and as founding curator of the University of Essex Collection of Latin American Art (1993-1998). He was an advisor to the Iberê Camargo Foundation and his curatorial projects in Brazil and abroad include exhibitions of Lygia Pape, Geraldo de Barros, Rivane Neuenschwander, Waltercio Caldas and Willys de Castro. 

Important Shows 

Swinguerra. Pavilion of Brazil, 58th Vennice Biennale (2019) 


33ª Bienal de São Paulo, São Paulo (2018) 

VI Bienal do Mercosur, Porto Alegre (2007) 


Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Ed.) (2013): Concrete Invention: Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, London, Turner 

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (2012): Gyula Kosice in conversation with / en conversacion con Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Conversations / Conversaciones nº 6); New York, Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection 

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Ed.) (2009): New York Graphic Workshop: 1964-1970, New York, Blanton Museum of Art 

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Ed.) (2007): The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Austin, TX / New York: Blanton Museum of Art, University of Texas at Austin 

Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro (Ed.) (2006): Blanton Museum of Art: Latin American Collection, New York: Blanton Museum of Art 

Interesting Links 

Art at Americas Society (2021): “On a Centurión Work: Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro”, in: Art at Americas Society, 

Nara Roesler (2021): “Ping Pong #13 | Karin Lambrecht e Gabriel Pérez Barreiro”, in: Ping Pong, 

Biennale di Venezia (2019): “BRAZIL. Swinguerra”, La Biennale di Venezia, in: 

Bienal de São Paulo (2018): “#33bienal (Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro) Artistas como curadores”, in: Bienal de São Paulo 

Bienal de São Paulo (2018): “33rd Bienal de São Paulo Introduces Twelve Individual Projects And Seven Group Shows Organized By Artist-Curators”, in:, 

Ben Davis (2018): “Here’s What the Experimental 2018 Sao Paulo Biennial Looks Like”, in: arnet, 

C&10 (2018): “33rd Bienal de São Paulo: Affective Affinities”, in:, 

IC (2018): “Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro. To celebrate the 33rd edition of the Bienal de São Paulo we spoke with Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, its chief curator and director of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros.”, in: independent-collectors, 

Evan Moffitt (2018): “With Brazil in Crisis, the 33rd São Paulo Biennial Sidesteps Tough Political Questions” in: Frieze, 

Fundaçâo Bienal do Mercosul (2006): “VI Bienal do Mercosul”, arquivo,