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Solange Farkas is a curator and the Director of Associação Cultural Videobrasil. She created and is the Chief Curator of the International Contemporary Art Festival SESC_Videobrasil, which has become a reference for artistic production from the geopolitical South of the world (Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, part of Asia, and Oceania). Farkas has brought exhibitions of renowned international artists such Akram Zaatari, Bill Viola, Gary Hill, Olafur Eliasson, and Walid Raad. Besides the Festival shows, Farkas is responsible for exhibitions such as Sophie Calle’s Take Care of Yourself (2009) and Joseph Beuys – We are the Revolution (2010-11). In 2012, she was curator of Isaac Julien: Geopoetics, the first solo exhibition of the British artist, featuring three decades of production, held at SESC Pompeia, São Paulo, and SescTV. As the Director and Curator-in-Chief of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia from 2007 to 2010, she promoted exhibitions by artists such as Bob Wolfenson, Claudia Andujar, Chelpa Ferro, Tatiana Blass, and Mario Cravo Neto.