Renata Azevedo Moreira
Renata Azevedo Moreira is a writer, researcher and curator interested in the entanglement between communications and art. PhD candidate in Communications at Université de Montréal, her doctoral research looks at the relationship between the audience and the exhibition discourse as ‘becoming artwork’, within the context of media art. Renata is mainly concerned with the exhibition’s cultural mediation processes that facilitate the building of correspondences between the visitor and the art pieces. She holds a BA in Journalism and a MA in Creative Industries, having worked as a cultural journalist in Brazil’s largest newspaper, O Estado de S. Paulo, and also as a media adviser at numerous organizations both in France and in Brazil.
Based in Montréal since August 2016, Renata has presented her research at international conferences such as those from the International Dialogue Analysis Association and Association Francophone pour le Savoir. Renata is a member of Speculative Life’s Curatorial Research Creation Collective (CRCC) at Milieux and also of Figura (Centre de recherche sur le texte et l’imaginaire) at UQAM. She is a FRQSC funded intern at the feminist artist-run centre Studio XX, where she is currently working as a programming assistant for the 2018 edition of the new media feminist art festival The HTMlles. Renata’s academic writings have been published in COMMposite and her exhibitions critiques can be read at Baron Magazine.