AnnexB focuses on the promotion of Brazilian art in New York by bringing artists, venues, and organizations together to foster a diverse art community in the city. Our mission is carried out through our three pillars: Art Residency, Public Programs and Public Art.
creating opportunities for brazilian artists and contributing to the diversity of the city art scene.
AnnexB presents a year-round curated public programming, including exhibitions, performances, talks and workshops,
Connecting art to people.
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 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 Residency Unlimited, Coburn Projects and as a freelancer for art consultants.
Tatiane Schilaro, Creative Director
Brazilian-born art writer, Tatiane Schilaro is an adjunct faculty at the San Francisco Art Institute, and a Ph.D. student in Visual Studies at the University of California Santa Cruz. She graduated in 2015 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 in São Paulo (Fundação Pró-Memória), Quito (FLASCO), and in Brooklyn, N.Y. (A.I.R. Gallery). 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.