Paulo Herkenhoff is an independent curator and critic. From 2003-2006, he was director of the Museu Nacional de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro. Previously Herkenhoff was adjunct curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the New York Museum of Modern Art, and chief curator of Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro. He was also artistic director of the 24th Sao Paulo Biennale and curated the Brazilian Pavilion at the 47th Venice Biennale. Herkenhoff has published texts on artists such as Raul Mourao, Guillermo Kuitca, Rebecca Horn, Juliao Sarmento, and Louise Bourgeois. He lives and works in Rio de Janeiro. Born in Las Palmas, Spain, Miguel Rio Branco is a Brazilian and French photographer, painter, filmmaker, and multimedia artist based in Araras, Rio de Janeiro. His work is featured in leading museum collections around the world including the MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Centre Pompidou, and has been exhibited at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice; the Biennial of Sao Paulo; and Aperture Foundation in New York, among others. Rio Branco's awards and prizes include the Prix du Livre Photo at the Rencontres Internationales de la Photographie in Arles, the Prix Kodak de la Critique Photographique, as well as the International Critics' Award at the 1982 Lille Documentary Festival.