Francisco Lacerda is both artist and curator of contemporary art. A genuine passion for art is a driving force for curators. This passion fuels their commitment to promoting and preserving the cultural and artistic value of the works they curate. In summary, a successful art curator possesses a combination of artistic knowledge, organizational skills, effective communication, and a deep passion for art. These qualities enable Francisco to create exhibitions that not only showcase individual artworks but also convey a larger narrative or theme to the audience. He has held and participated in exhibitions together with other artists, around the world, such as: Rizon Jet, Four Seasons, Bulgari Hotel & Residences, Katara, Portugal Expo Dubai, Sky Valet and Hotusa Group. #FranciscoLacerda
The curator has a Accredited Jewelry Professional Diploma by GIA. Established in 1931, GIA is the world’s foremost authority on diamonds, colored stones, and pearls. Any client of USIA can propose gems or a diamonds for certification at GIA lab. #GIA Francisco Lacerda has dedicated himself to the coverage of various artistic events and to the direction of the Portuguese magazine USIAReview, whose focus is the dissemination of world culture. #USIAReview When collaborating for the Hotusa group's art magazine Cooltura, he conducted interviews with artists like: Duane Michals; Steve McCurry; Albert Watson; Gerard Fromanger; John Akomfrah; Berndnaut Smilde; Julian Marshall and Pedro Calapez. #CoolturaEurostars
USIA relies on a team of writers, intellectuals, and art curators. They represent a dynamic and intellectually vibrant collective, bringing together diverse perspectives and expertise in the realms of literature, critical thinking, and the curation of artistic expression. They are key figures in the organization of our catalogues, exhibitions, clients and artists selection. A special thanks to:
Clara Pinto-Correia - Clara Pinto-Correia is a novelist, journalist and educator. She was an adjunct professor in Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She wrote a weekly column for the Portuguese newspaper Diário de Notícias.
Maria José Lourenço - Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and member of the Centro de Química Estrutural.
Rui Jorge Agostinho - Professor at the Department of Physics, Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon and member of Instituto de Astrofísica e Ciências do Espaço.
Abel Pena - Professor at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon; researcher at the Center for Classical Studies at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Lisbon; Vice-President of the European research network Le phénomène littéraire aux premiers siècles de notre ère; Coordinator of the Portuguese as a Foreign Language Exam Center, Faculty of Arts of Lisbon.
Luca Moncaleano Shiaron - Artist.
Carolina Moncaleano - IndependentArt Curator.
Maria Jover - Art Curator (Hotusa).
Helena Jorreto - Art Director (Hotusa).
Abigail Lopez Enrech - Art Director (Hotusa).
Damien Arness-Dalton - Poet.
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