Santiago de Chile, 1974. Daniela Labra is an independent curator, writer and editor. In 1998, she earned the Bachelor’s Degree in Drama Theory at the Universidade do Rio de Janeiro (UNI-RIO), Brazil and, in 2005, she awarded her Master’s Degree at the Universidade de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. She also obtained a Diploma in Arts and Communication, conferred by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain in 2000. She is currently working on her Doctoral Thesis Global Art Market, Identity and Brazilian Recent Contemporary Art (1990-2010), under the supervision of Paulo Venancio Filho (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro) and Anna Maria Guasch (Universitat de Barcelona)
Labra has been curator of several contemporary art exhibitions and festivals, focusing mostly on performance art, multimedia installations, site specifics and urban interventions, since 2003. She has published articles on many art catalogs and Brazilian Art publications; has been organizer, speaker and moderator at various seminars and symposia on Contemporary Art practices, and has also participated in several panels of jury.
In 2004 she started teaching on Contemporary Art theory and practices. Nowadays, she lectures the course “Art Outside the Cube” at the Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in which she analyzes critical and political visual art processes since 1960’s.