AnnexB focuses on the promotion of Brazilian Art in New York by bringing artists, curators, art professionals and organizations together to foster a diverse art community in the city, in addition to a more equitable and inclusive art scene. Our mission is carried out through our three pillars: art residency, public programs, and public art.
creating opportunities for brazilian artists and curators in New York.
AnnexB presents a year-round curated public programming, including exhibitions, installations, open studios, performances, talks and workshops.
EXHIBITION | Mateu Velasco: Dialogues with New York City
OPEN STUDIO | Sandra Javera
WORKSHOP | Boteco Social with Alice Quaresma
OPEN STUDIO | Alice Quaresma
PERFORMANCE | Body in Process
OPEN STUDIO | Julia Brandao
EXHIBITION | Imaginary Tiles
OPEN STUDIO | Manuela Eichner
WORKSHOP | Draw it
OPEN STUDIO | Fefa Romanova
PERFORMANCE | Meu Muro
EXHIBITION | Pindorama in Flames
Annexb has developed and facilitated eighteen public art projects in four of the five boroughs of NYC: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens and The Bronx.
WHO WE ARe
Larissa Ferreira, Founder and Executive Director
Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Larissa Ferreira founded AnnexB in 2016, and in collaboration with Brazilian artists, aims to bring art of her home country closer to her current residence of NYC. She holds a Master of Arts in Arts Administration from Baruch College - The City University of New York and has a professional background built over 10 years of experience in different sectors in Brazil. In New York, Larissa has worked at Coburn Projects, Residency Unlimited, and as a freelancer for art consultants and community building projects.
Tatiane Schilaro, Creative Director
Brazilian-born art writer and independent curator, Tatiane Schilaro is an adjunct faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Ph.D. Candidate in Visual Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. She graduated in 2015 with an MFA from the Art Criticism and Writing Master’s Program at the School of Visual Arts, and has an MA in Art History, Contemporary Art. She has curated shows at A.I.R. Gallery, NARS Foundation, Fundação Pró-Memória in São Paulo, and ArteActual FLASCO, in Quito. Her essays and reviews have been published by Guernica, ARTNews, Artcritical, Hyperallergic, and NewCityBrazil.
Paola Francisquini, Development Consultant
Paola Francisquini grew up in New York City and Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History at the University of Central Florida. She is currently a Master of Arts candidate of Arts Administration at Baruch College and has worked in art galleries in Chelsea alongside contemporary artists, including Tom Burr and Barbara Kasten. Along with her work at AnnexB, Paola is also the Rose Nagelberg Program Fellow at the Baruch Performing Arts Center.
Why Brazil and New York?
New York is the center of the art world. Brazilian galleries have gradually increased their presence in the New York market through participation in arts fairs and partnerships with local galleries. Furthermore, a few Brazilian galleries recently started operations in the city, highlighting the importance of the market and the vast opportunity for Brazilian artists to explore new frontiers.
By the same token, Brazil, like many emerging countries, still struggles to tackle inequality. The vast majority of the population has no means to travel abroad, either because of their financial situation or due to the lack of opportunities to learn a second language. A similar scenario is identified in the art field: even though the Brazilian art market has been expanding its global reach, the number of artists who have the means to study or exhibit abroad is very limited. For these reasons, our goal for AnnexB is to become a satellite - an annex, for Brazilian art in New York and support artists in developing communication tools that positively contribute to our world.