BIO

Having graduated in Social Communication and Graphic Design, Ana Luiza Gomes gathered experience on communication strategy during her ten years of work in projects so diverse and path breaking as the identity design of Art Institute Inhotim, the visual communication of the social entrepreneurs award Trip Transformadores, and the brand consulting for fashion label FARM. Yet she found her unyielding curiosity about the creative process well extended beyond the everyday work of the communication industry; she noticed that the richness of the Brazilian local production of artistic creation, storytelling and activism needed to rise to its due value and be (re)discovered by Brazilians themselves. She fomented her inspiration by advancing her studies on contemporary curatorial practices and research at the University of Arts in London, as well as assisting the curator of the 2015 Brazilian Design Biennial. The outcome was the foundation in 2015 of the research platform Andarilha, which she directs with the goal of investigating narratives about the history of Brazilian culture through the artistic work of innovators around the country. This initiative has had positive repercussions also back at the communication industry, an important one being the creation of the women’s network Sotaques during her contribution as coordinator of content and research at FARM.

Contact

+55 21 98317 2804 | analuizagomes@gmail.com

Professional Experience

FARM Rio | Content & Research Coordinator | Rio de Janeiro, Jul. 2016 - present
Andarilha | Founder and Creative Director | São Paulo, Feb. 2015 - present
Biennial Brazilian Design 2015 | Curator’s Assistent | São Paulo, Sep. 2014 - Feb. 2015
Espaço Húmus Art Researcher & Interviewer | São Paulo, Nov. 2013 - Aug. 2014
Trip Editora Art Director | São Paulo, Mar. 2013 - Nov. 2013
Greco Design Senior graphic designer | Belo Horizonte, Jul. 2008 – 2012
Designcomz Graphic designer | São Paulo, November 2007 - Jul. 2008
Editora Abril Graphic designer | São Paulo, Mar. – Nov. 2007
Hardy Design Graphic designer | Belo Horizonte, Mar. 2006 – Feb. 2007
Sapien Design Graphic designer | Belo Horizonte, Sep. 2004 - Aug. 2005

Academic Degrees

Postgraduate Degree Fashion Design FUMEC, Belo Horizonte 2010-2012
B.A. Graphic Design UEMG, Belo Horizonte 2000-2006
B.A. Communication PUC Minas, Belo Horizonte 2000-2004

International Experience

University of Arts London Short Course Certificate Introduction to Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions | England, September 2011
Fachhochschule Potsdam Guest Student B.A. Visual Communication | Germany, 2005 – 2006
Bauhaus Universität Weimar Language Course: German | Germany, September 2005
Forest Hill School High School Exchange Program | Australia, 1999 – 2000
Real Colegio Alfonso XII, San Lorenzo de El Escorial Language Course: Spanish | Spain, June 1997

Prêmios, Publicações e Exposições | Awards, Publications and Exhibitions

2014 | D&AD Award, USA | Editorial design of O que as vandas não contam
2014 | If Design Awards, Germany | Editorial design of O que as vandas não contam
2012 | Red Dot Awards, Best of the Best, Germany | Editorial design of Palíndromo
2012 | IDCA Awards NY, USA | Inhotim - Art Institute
2012 | Exhibition Conexão Cultural, MIS Museum of Image and Sound, Brazil | “O que você ama em SP?”
2012 | Exhibition at Zipper Gallery, Brazil | “O que você ama em SP?”
2011 | Award “Prêmio Minas de Comunicação”, Brazil |“Festival Internacional de Curtas de BH” and Palíndromo Rona Editora
2011 | Award “Prêmio Fernando Pini de Excelência Gráfica”, Brazil | Palíndromo Rona Editora
2011 | Award How International Design, USA | Palíndromo Rona Editora
2011 | Logo Design - v3 Taschen, Germany | Inhotim - Art Institute
2010 | Award “IDEA Brasil”, Brazil | Fundação Dom Cabral
2009 | Logo Design - v2 Taschen, Germany | Inhotim - Art Institute and Andarilho, movie by Cao Guimarães
2008 | 9th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial, Brazil | Capricho Magazine and Andarilho, movie by Cao Guimarães
2007 | Experimenta Magazine, 2007, Spain | Inhotim - Art Institute
2007 | Print Magazine Award, USA | Inhotim - Art Institute
2006 | 8th Brazilian Graphic Design Biennial, Brazil | Guardiões do Patrimônio

Languages

English [advanced], German [intermediate], Spanish [Basic]