Dr. Denise Carvalho is a Brazilian-born curator, art critic and scholar who lives and works in the United States. She holds a Ph.D. in cultural studies, M.A. in art history from the University of California, Davis, a Masters in anthropology from Hunter College, and a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts.
As a curator, her exhibitions include “Amor” (2016) at Oi Futuro in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; “ Love on the Edge” (2015) at Galeria Arsenal in Bialystok, Poland; “Beyond Limits” at the Art Institute in San Diego and as part of the Postglobal Biennial (2013); the 3rd Mediations Biennale in Poznan (2012), with exhibitions at the National Museum, the Jesuit Gallery, the Zamek Culture Centre, and the Archdiocesan Museum; “Innerspacing the City” (2013) at the Chelsea Museum (2011); “Minimal Differences” (2010) at White Box, NYC; “Intangible Interferences” (2010) at Momenta Art in Brooklyn, NY; “Bodies of Dispersion” (2010) at Galeria Arsenal, Bialystok, Poland; “A Part of No-Part” (2010) at the Chelsea Museum, NYC. She is also the curator of “Preemptive Resistances” at Westport Arts Center (2009), “Holy Holes” at Dumbo Arts Center (2008), and “Infinitu et Contini” at Smack Mellon (2007). She has curated earlier international exhibitions and symposia, such as “Hybrid Dwellings” at Arsenal Gallery in Poland (2001) and “Fairy-Tales” (1999) at the Center for Metamedia in the Czech Republic. Her curatorial projects explore current theoretical issues through multimedia works.
As an art critic, Dr. Carvalho has published numerous articles and reviews in art magazines and journals, including Art in America, Sculpture, Art Nexus, NKA Journal of African Contemporary Art, Afterimage, and The International Journal of Art and Society, as well as in several artists’ catalogues. Dr. Carvalho is also an independent scholar and has taught at various universities in the United States, including Indiana University in Bloomington, Ohio State University, School of Visual Arts, Fashion Institute of Technology, Institute of Doctoral Studies in the Visual Arts, New Jersey City University, Pratt Institute, San Francisco State University, Humboldt State, and CSI CUNY.