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Roberta Fernandes

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Raised among Brazilian and American literature and more than 10 years experience as a producer, I started my career at the Municipal Theater of Ribeirão Preto (SP-Brazil). Ever since I graduated with honors in Journalism with an essay about Art and Philosophy and spent 5 years writing articles about Arts in local newspapers in my hometown (Rio de Janeiro). In 2006, an article I wrote inspired by the loss of a close friend, gave me an award for raising awareness towards Mental Health and public help between the poor class in Rio de Janeiro. Thereafter, I took my skills to help new artists and brands who were willing to bring more Art to the world by joining brands and initiatives such as L’Orèal, Central Única de Favelas (CUFA) and Osklen. Since 2013, I focus mainly on Art productions, bringing to life art events such as VidiArte - an artistic occupation of the Favela do Vidigal; Ocupação Mauá - a dialogue between artists and a warehouse first occupied by homeless families and the traces they left behind; ArtRio - the biggest art fair in Rio de Janeiro; Artigo Rio - an affordable art fair with national and international artists; Trio Bienal 2015 - International exhibition of contemporary art around the three-dimensional scope; P.O.E.M.A - An immersive and interactive performance facility directed by Regina Miranda. My work also includes the writing of the book Ocupação Mauá, based on the production of the same name, to be published in 2018 (Brazil). I’m in NYC since 2016, where I use to hold a position as Executive Producer for Group .BR (2016 - 2018), being responsible for the company’s productions, finances, and relationship with partners/sponsors. My productions were recognized by public and critics, being Inside the Wild Heart 2016 four times nominated and one time awarded at the Brazilian International Press Awards (2017). The project Clarice’s Hour was nominated in two categories at the BIPA 2018, as well as Group .BR for Best Cultural Organization.

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