Graziela Kunsch

Graziela Kunsch is an artist, educator, and mother.. In her long-term projects, she refuses to overwork the ideas by herself, in order to make possible the entry of other people, from outside the context of art. She makes initial and open propositions so that other people can be co-creators, not just participants, and so that the initial proposition is transformed and embraces a diversity of views and practices.

School desks and chairs stacked chaotically at the end of a blue hallway.

Graziela Kunsch, Escolas [Schools], videostill, Acervo Videobrasil 2016, courtesy the artist and Acervo Videobrasil

Among her group exhibitions are the Oslo Biennale (2021), for which she edited the sixth issue of Urbânia magazine, focused on the notion of “public as mutual”, and the 29th and 31st São Paulo Biennial (2010 and 2014). She was a resident at the Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw (2018) and at The Grand Domestic Revolution project at Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, Utrecht (2010 and 2011). Between 2001 and 2003 she opened her house as a “public residency” and hosted residencies, exhibitions, workshops, a restaurant, and a library. Kunsch was also a member of the Movimento Passe Livre (Free Fare/Free Public Transport Movement), of the community design project USINA and co-founder of the Public Clinic of Psychoanalysis. She worked as a teacher at the Federal University of São Paulo and at the State University of Rio de Janeiro. She has also taught at a theater school, working in collective artistic projects with children, teenagers, and adults, and she is currently learning together with mothers and babies, inspired by Emmi Pikler’s approach to education.

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