Fundação Bienal believes in the balance of power and in the control and turnover of institutional bodies, values that are consistent with the main underpinnings of contemporary governance.
Its foundational structure is composed of an Executive Board, with sixty members from a wide range of backgrounds (businessmen, cultural managers and intellectuals), and a Board of Directors, consisting of a President and nine executives, which is elected every two years. The members of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors compose support and advisory bodies for the Fundação, which are organized into committees and complemented by an International Advisory Board, whose members are renowned professionals on the international art circuit.
Governing boardEduardo Saron · President Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires · Vice-President
Lifetime membersAdolpho Leirner Beno Suchodolski Carlos Francisco Bandeira Lins Cesar Giobbi Elizabeth Machado Jens Olesen Julio Landmann Marcos Arbaitman Maria Ignez Corrêa da Costa Barbosa Pedro Aranha Corrêa do Lago Pedro Paulo de Sena Madureira Roberto Muylaert Rubens José Mattos Cunha Lima
MembersAlberto Emmanuel Whitaker Alfredo Egydio Setubal Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires Angelo Andrea Matarazzo Antonio Henrique Cunha Bueno Beatriz Yunes Guarita Cacilda Teixeira da Costa Camila Appel Carlos Alberto Frederico Carlos Augusto Calil Carlos Jereissati Claudio Thomaz Lobo Sonder Daniela Villela Danilo Santos de Miranda Eduardo Saron Fábio Magalhães Felippe Crescenti Flávia Cipovicci Berenguer Flávio Moura Francisco Alambert Gustavo Ioschpe Heitor Martins Helio Seibel Isabel Lutz Isay Weinfeld Jackson Schneider Joaquim de Arruda Falcão Neto José Olympio da Veiga Pereira (on leave) Kelly de Amorim Ligia Fonseca Ferreira Lucio Gomes Machado Luis Terepins Maguy Etlin Manoela Queiroz Bacelar Marcelo Eduardo Martins Marcelo Mattos Araujo (on leave) Manoela Queiroz Bacelar Miguel Wady Chaia Neide Helena de Moraes Octavio de Barros Rodrigo Bresser Pereira Ronaldo Cezar Coelho Sérgio Spinelli Silva Jr. Susana Leirner Steinbruch Tito Enrique da Silva Neto Victor Pardini
Audit boardAlberto Emmanuel Whitaker Carlos Alberto Frederico Eduardo Saron Octavio de Barros · alternate
Board of DirectorsJosé Olympio da Veiga Pereira · President Marcelo Mattos Araujo · Vice-President Andrea Pinheiro · Second Vice-President Ana Paula Martinez Daniel Sonder Francisco J. Pinheiro Guimarães Luiz Lara Maria Rita Drummond
Support and advisory bodies
Primary duty: organize the election process (including the establishment of assessment criteria and nomination of candidates) for members of the Executive Board and its committees, Audit Committe and Board of Directors.Members from the Executive Board Julio Landmann · Coordinator Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires Elizabeth Machado Fabio Magalhães Luis Terepins
Primary duties: promote the international visibility of the Bienal; support the organization of international activities and events; assist in fundraising abroad; nominate candidates for the International Advisory Board.Members from the Executive Board Maguy Etlin · Coodinator Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires Beno Suchodolski Maria Ignez Corrêa da Costa Barbosa Neide Helena de Moraes Pedro Aranha Corrêa do Lago Susana Leirner Steinbruch Natural members Julio Landmann Alfredo Egydio Setubal José Olympio da Veiga Pereira
Primary duty: support the Board of Directors in the evaluation of options for funding and in the development and drafting of the funding plan.Members from the Executive Board Rosiane Pecora · coordinator Ana Helena Pires Jackson Schneider Rodrigo Bresser Members from the Board of Directors Andrea Pinheiro José Olympio da Veiga Pereira Luiz Lara
International Advisory Board
Primary duties: contribute to the international visibility and integration of the Bienal, including the strengthening of ties between the Bienal and other similar institutions abroad; suggest new fronts for action, projects and activities; support fundraising abroad.Members from the Executive Board Maguy Etlin · president Pedro Corrêa do Lago · Vice-president Andrea & Quinten Dreesmann Barbara Sobel Catherine Petitgas Debora Staley Frances Reynolds Mariana Clayton Miwa Taguchi-Sugiyama Paula & Daniel Weiss Sandra Hegedüs
Governance and Ethics Committee
Primary duties: propose and monitor improvements in the main dimensions of governance for the Bienal, including its By-laws, Internal Rules, Election Regulations and Code of Conduct, as well as processes of the Executive Board and Board of Directors; ensure the appropriate implementation of the Code of Conduct; evaluate conflicts of interest in the founding bodies and committees of the Bienal.Members from the Executive Board Claudio Sonder · Coordinator Alberto Whitaker Daniela Villela Eduardo Saron Manoela Queiroz Bacelar Marcelo Eduardo Martins Octavio de Barros Sérgio Spinelli Members from the Board of Directors Ana Paula Martinez Francisco J. Pinheiro Guimarães José Olympio da Veiga Pereira