José Francisco Alves
Holds a Ph.D and a master in Art History from the Rio Grande do Sul Federal University (UFRGS). He is Specialist – lato sensu course – in Cultural Heritage (ULBRA) and has a B. A. in sculpture (UFRGS). Mr. Alves is a professor of Sculpture and Theory of Art at the “Atelier Livre Xico Stockinger”, a municipal school of art located in the city of Porto Alegre. He is a member of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS), International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the International Association of Art Critics (AICA), as well as Research member of the Historical and Geographical Institute of Rio Grande do Sul State (IHRGS).
Mr. Alves also serves on the advisory board of several publications and organizations including the Advisory Board of On the Waterfront magazine of the Observatory of Public Art and Urban Design (University of Barcelona), a member of the Editorial Board of Convocarte – Art Sciences Magazine (Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon), Artistic Studies Research Center (CIEBA, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon), and representative in Brazil of ASPM (Association pour la Sauvegarde et la Promotion du Patrimoine Métallurgique haute-marnais, Saint-Dizier, France).
He has curated several solo and group exhibitions since 1990, for institutions such as the University Museum (UFRGS, Porto Alegre), Rio Grande do Sul of Art Museum (MARGS, Porto Alegre), Museum of Contemporary Art of Paraná (MAC-PR, Curitiba), Leopoldo Gotuzzo Museum of Art (UFPEL University, Pelotas) , Rectory of UFMG University (Belo Horizonte), Oscar Niemeyer Museum (MON, Curitiba), Centro Maria Antônia (USP University, São Paulo), Rio Grande do Sul Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC-RS, Porto Alegre), in addition to public and private art galleries. In 2005, he was Assistant Curator of the 5th Mercosul Biennial, for which he curated the five interconnected exhibitions on the work of Amilcar de Castro (1920-2002).
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