João Paulo Siqueira Lopes is our head of advising and founder. Prior to Act, João Paulo worked for galleries such as Lisson Gallery, Gagosian and Nathalie Obadia and art fairs such as FIAC and ArtRio. Throughout his career in contemporary art, he acquired a diverse expertise in art business and sales, curatorial affairs, collection management and relationships with museums. João earned a M.A. degree in Art Business from the Grande École des Métiers de la Culture et du Marché de l’Art in Paris.
João Paulo Siqueira Lopes
Fernando Ticoulat is our head of projects and co-founder. Since 2012 he has been actively working with curation and production of contemporary art. Fernando has curated 14 exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, in addition to being responsible for executive production of another 28 art exhibitions. Fernando also collaborates with magazines and specialized publications. Prior to founding Act., he worked at Sé Gallery in São Paulo and founded “Coletor” an itinerary platform focused on the encounter and development of contemporary artistic practices. In 2015 he integrated the production team of the 31st São Paulo Biennial. Fernando holds a law degree from Fundação Getúlio Vargas (São Paulo) and a postgraduate degree in Art: Criticism and Curatorship from PUC-SP
Julia Clemente is our director. With a degree in International Relations, Julia has over 10 years experience in the art market. She has worked as an art advisor, private dealer, and director in different projects and art galleries such as Luciana Brito, Leme, White Rainbow, Museum of Everything, between São Paulo, New York and London. In addition to her expertise in Contemporary art and institutional relations, she articulated important exhibitions in the United Kigdom of artists such as Lydia Okumura and Tomie Ohtake, promoting Latin-American art in the international market.
Marina Kauffmann is our art advising manager. She has held various distinct positions within the New York art market. Passing through David Zwirner gallery, the auction house Christie’s and an art advising bureau, Schiff Fine Art. In 2017, she was assistant curator to the ﬁrst Louise Bourgeois exhibition in the Middle East, organized by the Tel Aviv Museum of Art. In Brazil she worked in two editions of the SP-Arte art fair. Marina has a Bachelors degree in Business from Suffolk University (Boston) and has a specialized degree in Art & Business from Sotheby’s Institute (London).
Felipe Stoffa is our project manager. He holds a degree in Visual Arts from FAAP, São Paulo, currently pursuing specialization in Furture Studies and Trend Hunting. Since college, he has worked in research areas focusing on the development of the art market in Brazil. He was an intern and later an art reporter for seLecT magazine, which specializes in contemporary art and culture. He also served as executive assistant in the creation and realization of the 1st Art and Education Award from seLecT magazine. For two years, he served as assistant editor of Harper’s Bazaar Brazil, where he was also a culture editor and responsible for four editions of Harper’s Bazaar Art special insert.