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Martin Grossmann

by Richard Meckien - published Jul 03, 2015 02:10 PM - - last modified Sep 23, 2016 06:39 AM

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Martin GrossmannMartin Grossmann is full professor at the School of Communication and Arts of the University of São Paulo/ ECA-USP, Brazil. He is the creator and coordinator of Fórum Permanente: Art Museums between Public and Private Realms a platform specialised in analysing and discussing the relationship between contemporary art and its spaces of social reception.

From 2012 to 2016, Martin Grossmann was the director of USP's Institute of Advanced Studies -IEA (click here for the Institutional Project). Prior to this position, he was the general director of Centro Cultural São Paulo - CCSP from 2006 to 2010 and deputy director of USP’s Museum of Contemporary Art - MAC, from 1998 to 2002.

Still at the IEA-USP, he is a member of the Scientific Board of UBIAS' Intercontinental Academia and the academic coordinator of the Olavo Setúbal Chair for the Arts, Culture & Science. Coordinates as well the Research Group Fórum Permanente: Cultural System between the Public and the private.

From September to December 2016 is visiting fellow at the Cluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung of the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany.

From December 2015 to July 2016 was distinguished visiting fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the University of Birmingham, England.

Member of the Sao Paulo State Education Council and member of the Lasar Segall Museum Board, a Brazilian Federal Museum.

He has a degree in Visual Arts from Fundação Armando Alvares Penteado (FAAP), a Masters of Arts from USP’s School of Communication and Arts (ECA) and a PhD from the University of Liverpool.

He is the creator and coordinator of the first USP website (USP Online), from 1995 to 1998 and also of the Education and Outreach Department of USP's Museum of Contemporary Art, back in 1985.

Grossmann's research discusses the transition of material culture to a culture in virtuality, the relationship between contemporary art, its agents and institutions, the processes of artistic and cultural mediation and the development and maintenance of information systems for art and culture. His role as manager of cultural institutions and projects is based on research and studies done on curatorship; cultural & visual culture studies; museum studies; art criticism;  theory and history of art and architecture; and history of ideas.

Research group: Fórum Permanente: Cultural System Between Public and Private

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