2018–2020 Raphael Daibert (Brazil)
Raphael Daibert’s artistic practice is engaged with the relationship between queerness and contemporary life in the city, which he investigates both in his artistic and curatorial work. He is a founding member of the artists’ collective lanchonete.org, which is defined as a cultural platform that is ‘focused on how people live, work in, and share the contemporary city with the Center of São Paulo as the main outlook’. The Situationist International is one among the many different sources and ideas that inspire a wide range of activities: from managing an artist-in-residence programme to working towards a community-owned restaurant. In addition, Raphael was part of a collective curatorial project that has resulted in a residency and a publication, both under the name Queer City (with three editions: in Sao Paulo, Quito, and Toronto) and he has an extensive practice in writing and editing (e.g. at ArtsEverywhere.ca, of which he was also assistant editor) and lecturing (most recently, at Queens Museum in New York). Raphael was a fellow researcher at the study group ‘Gesturing Towards Decolonial Futures’ at University of British Columbia, and a recipient of the Holland Scholarship, awarded in 2018.