Artist’s Talk

Artist’s Talk
January 11, 2024 zweiarts

Artist’s Talk
Ana Avelar and Magnólia Costa

In a partnership between Alê Espaço de Arte and teachers Ana Avelar and Magnólia Costa, we launched the “Artist’s Talk” course. We want to broaden your worldview, give consistency to your repertoire, help you develop fully.

The course seeks to provide critical guidance aimed at artists who wish to develop the ability to present their own work. Designed and taught by critics Ana Avelar and Magnólia Costa, this combines expository classes, which address concepts and discursive techniques, and meetings aimed at exposing the poetics of each artist and the group’s reception.

Please send the PDF of the portfolio to the email [email protected] immediately after registering for the course.


The course alternates lectures and discursive elaboration exercises carried out collectively. The content of the classes is restricted to those registered and will be shared during the meetings.

There will be 8 classes, 4 of which will be theoretical taught by teachers Magnólia Costa and Ana Velar, and 4 classes dedicated to the critique circle;

Classes will be online on Thursdays from 6pm to 8pm on the following dates: 02/15; 02/22; 02/29; 07/03; 03/14; 03/21; 04/04; 11/04.

Who is it suitable for

Artists, artist-educators, designers, architects, teachers and students from related areas.

What will you learn

Analysis of personal artistic production based on concepts and techniques covered in the course. Elaboration of clear and direct authorial speech, aimed at the artist’s communication in his professional environment. Use in projects for institutions and galleries, notices and presentations to curators.

What will you receive

Support material containing: selection of images, websites and bibliography, recording of classes at the end of the course and participation in the exhibition curated by Isabel Villalba at the end of the course.

About Magnólia Costa

Combining rigorous analysis, clear language and informality in dealing with the public, classes and lectures with Magnólia Costa favor the acquisition of knowledge by stimulating global thinking.

Magnólia Costa introduces criticism into the field of art history, that is, it analyzes the work of art in the light of philosophical concepts and the sociocultural context in which it was produced. Her classes open a deeper field of reflection, where the approach to the artistic object favors the formation of synapses and, in this way, a new understanding of history.

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About Ana Velar

Professor of criticism and art history. She held exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC-USP), Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil de Belo Horizonte (CCBB-BH), Farol Santander São Paulo, SESC Pompéia, among others. She is an advisor to Premio Pipa. She participates in juries for national awards, such as Marcantonio Vilaça – of which she was a finalist in 2017 –, Select Arte e Educação, Rumos Itaú Cultural, in addition to Jabuti in 2019. In the same year, she was the winner of the Curators Exchange program, promoted by the Association Brazilian Society of Contemporary Art (ABACT) in partnership with the Getty Research Institute. His exhibition Triangular: art of this century, held at Casa Niemeyer in 2019, was voted best institutional collective of the year by Select magazine’s public poll. In 2020, the exhibition was voted best project adapted to digital. She has been a member of the International Council of Museums – ICOM since 2019 and the Brazilian Association of Art Critics – ABCA since 2021.


Schedule: On Thursdays 15/02; 02/22; 02/29; 07/03; 03/14; 03/21; 04/04; 11/04.

Opening hours: 6pm to 8pm.

Location: Online meeting via Zoom.

Number of places: 20 people

Investment: R$1500.00

For more information end an email to [email protected]