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Luis Pérez-Oramas

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Luis Pérez-Oramas is the Estrellita Brodsky Curator of Latin American Art for the Department of Drawings and Prints. He received his PhD in Art History from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, in 1994. He has taught art history at the Université de Haute Bretagne-Rennes 2, Rennes; Ecole Régionale Superieure des Beaux Arts de Nantes; and the Instituto de Estudios Superiores de Artes Plásticas Armando Reverón, Caracas. Prior to joining MoMA, he was the curator of the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros, Caracas. Among the exhibitions Pérez-Oramas has organized during his tenure at MoMA are: Transforming Chronologies: An Atlas of Drawings (2006); New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions (2007); Latin American and Caribbean Art: Selections from the Collection of The Museum of Modern Art (2008), for the New York State Museum, Albany; and Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel (2009), a traveling exhibition with venues at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (2009–10) and Fundação Iberê Camargo, Porto Alegre (2010). Pérez-Oramas was Chief Curator of the São Paulo Biennial, The Imminence of Poetics (2012), and curator of Inside/Outside. Helio Fervenza, Odires Mlazho, Lygia Clark, Max Bill, Bruno Munari, Brazilian Pavilion, 55 Esposizione Internationale d’Arte, Venice Biennale, Venice (2013). He is co-curator (with Connie Butler) of Lygia Clark, a major retrospective of the Brazilian artist opening at MoMA in May 2014. He has also published six books of poetry, including Prisionero del Aire (2008).