El Museo del Barrio announced the appointment of Rodrigo Moura to the position of Chief Curator. In this role, he will work closely with Executive Director Patrick Charpenel and the curatorial team to create an overarching framework for the Museum’s curatorial department, expand the understanding and scope of its Permanent Collection, foster relationships with emerging and established artists, strengthen the Museum’s commitment to its mission, and deepen its relationship to Puerto Rican and Latin American communities both locally and internationally.

Moura joins El Museo del Barrio after twelve years at Instituto Inhotim in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, home to one of the largest foundations of contemporary art in Brazil and one of the largest out-door art centers in Latin America. During his tenure, Moura served as curator and artistic director, focusing on the research and presentation of the institution’s groundbreaking collection of contemporary art. In his artistic leadership role, Moura was also integral in spearheading audience development strategies, and reinvigorating the institution’s commitment to community, education, and public programs.

“Rodrigo brings a bold curatorial vision to El Museo del Barrio, combining energetic innovative thinking with leadership skills honed over twelve years at one of Brazil’s leading cultural institutions,” stated Executive Director Patrick Charpenel. “Rodrigo’s established and impressive roster of exhibitions align with the core values of our institution and engage with issues central to El Museo. His understanding of the needs of emerging artists, and his intersectional approach to exhibitions, education, and public programs render him exceptionally prepared to shape El Museo’s curatorial framework and lead our curatorial initiatives. I am confident he will be a great addition to our team as we plan El Museo’s bright future.”

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