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Roberta Fernandes

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Raised among Brazilian and American literature and more than ten years experience as a producer, Roberta Fernandes started her career at the Municipal Theater of Ribeirão Preto (SP), with a play based on the poetries of Manuel Bandeira. Ever since, she graduated with honors in Journalism with an essay about Art and Philosophy and spent 5 years writing articles about culture and Arts in locals newspapers in her hometown of Niterói and Rio de Janeiro. In 2006, an article she wrote inspired by the loss of a close friend, gave her an award for raising awareness towards Mental Health and public help between the poor class in Rio de Janeiro. Shortly thereafter, Roberta took her skills to help new artists and brands who were willing to bring more Art to the world by joining major brands and initiatives such as L’Orèal, Central Única de Favelas (CUFA) and Osklen to help them bring together Art, Social Awareness and brand identity. In 2013, she chose to focus mainly on Art productions and curatorship, not only for her own personal creations as a writer and visual artist, but art events such as VidiArte -an artistic occupation of the Favela do Vidigal mixing local and national artists; Ocupação Mauá - a dialogue between artists and a warehouse first occupied by homeless families and the traces that they left behind - This event counted with names such as Vik Muniz, Carlos Vergara, Cabelo, Raul Mourão, Zanine di Zanini, Oskar Metsavaht and others; 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 - sculpture, installations and objects; P.O.E.M.A - An immersive and interactive performance facility directed by Regina Miranda. Roberta Fernandes’s work also includes the participation on the collective book Contemporary Poetry #77 published in 2004, and the writing of Ocupação Mauá, based on the production of the collective exhibition in 2015, to be published in 2018 by She holds a position as an Executive Producer for Group .BR since 2016 and has been developing her visual arts in various venues around NY.