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Cláudio Bueno

Assistant Professor

Social Design

Cláudio Bueno is an artist and curator from Sao Paulo, Brazil, mainly focusing on collective and communitarian art and cultural practices. He is an Assistant Professor in Social Design at the UCSC Art Department, teaching at the Environmental Art and Social Practice MFA. Bueno is also an affiliated professor of Visualizing Abolition Studies. He has engaged in several collective practices committed to social and environmental justice, such as ‘Explode! Platform’, ‘Intervalo-Escola,’ and 'O grupo inteiro.' Throughout these groups, he has worked in collaborative, dialogical, and interdisciplinary political-aesthetic propositions, projects, and processes in art, design, education, activism, architecture, and technology. Bueno has a Ph.D. in Visual Arts from USP, University of Sao Paulo. In 2022, he was the director of Participation and Culture at Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo. From 2019 – 2021, he was a visiting professor at the graduate program of the School of Arts from FAAP (Fundação Armando Álvarez Penteado).  In 2022–2023, he co-curated the international public program of the exhibition Parable of Progress, Sesc Pompeia, Sao Paulo. In 2018-19, he co-curated the exhibition 'Fields of Invisibility' at Sesc Belenzinho, Sao Paulo – a reflection on the global technological infrastructures and its modes of operation regarding the dynamics of life and the Earth. As a designer, Bueno has been developing digital platforms for art and educational institutions for the last 20 years - please visit (2021) as the last one. 

Bueno has been featured in many exhibitions, residencies, awards, and talks in Brazil and abroad – contributing to artistic and educational institutions such as Hessel Museum/CCS Bard, Chicago Architecture Biennial, CUNY (USA); Delfina Foundation, Central Saint Martins/UAL, Whitechapel Gallery (England); Prix Ars Electronica (Austria); Festival de Artes Electronicas Transitio_MX (Mexico); Humboldt-Universität (Germany); Rumos CyberArts Itaú Cultural, Videobrasil, MASP, MAM Rio and São Paulo Biennial (Brazil); Pro-Helvetia/Far (Switzerland); Het Nieuwe Instituut (Netherlands); U-jazdowski Castle for Contemporary Arts (Poland); University of Cape Town (South Africa); amongst others. His last articles were published by Mousse Publishing, and Fundação Bienal de São Paulo. 

For more, please download his temporary portfolio by clicking here.

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