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Ana Paula Cohen is an independent curator, editor and writer.

She was the general adviser and curator of Museu da Pampulha's Independent Program for artists, Bolsa Pampulha, 2010-2011, in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. In 2009-2010, she was the curator-in-residence at the Center for Curatorial Studies – Bard College, NY, where she organized the exhibition: Living Under the Same Roof: The Marieluise Hessel Collection and the Center for Curatorial Studies.

Cohen was the co-curator for the 28th Bienal de São Paulo, in living contact, alongside Ivo Mesquita, and co-editor of all related publications. In 2007, she co-curated the project Encuentro Internacional de Medellín 07 (Medellin, Colombia) – in which she created, in collaboration with artists and other curators, a new center for contemporary art: La Casa del Encuentro. Cohen was the co-founder and director of the project Istmo – flexible archive (2004-2007), in São Paulo. She has worked as an assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art in São Paulo (2000-2002), and at the Kunstverein München, in Munich, 2003, where she co-curated exhibitions such as Telling Histories – an Archive and Three Case Studies – with Contributions by Mabe Bethônico and Liam Gillick.

Cohen has been a contributor to several art magazines such as Frieze, Art Nexus, Exit Express, and Mousse Magazine, and has written for several art publications, concerning the work of artists such as Goldin+Senneby, Gabriel Sierra, Mabe Bethônico, Detanicolain, Lygia Clark, and Cildo Meireles. She is currently working in the project Host and Guest, in Tel Aviv, organized by Steven Henry Madoff, and is a regular adviser at the Independent Program for Artists PIESP, in São Paulo, since its foundation in 2010.

BA, Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado; MA Universidade de Sao Paolo