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Professor, University of São Paulo




2016 – present    Academic Coordinator of the University’s Art & Culture Chair, University of São Paulo
2012 – 2016        Director, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of São Paulo
2007 – present    Full Time Professor, University of São Paulo
2002 – 2006        Associate Professor, University of São Paulo
1998 – 2002        Deputy Director, Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo
1995 – 2005        Professor, University of São Paulo
1993 – 1994        Assistant Professor, University of São Paulo
1993                      Ph.D. The University of Liverpool, UK
1992 – 1993        Assistant Researcher – Birmingham City University, UK
1987 –                  MA arts University of São Paulo, Brazil
1985 – 1987        Assistant Professor, FAAP-Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, Brazil


The Museum as paradigm and paradox


Museum Studies, Cultural and Visual Studies, History of Art and Architecture, Display Critique, History of Ideas

  • Book: Grossmann, Martin and Gilberto Mariotti. Museum Art Today, São Paulo, Forum Permanente & Hedra, pp222, 2011
  • Chapter: Grossmann, Martin. Transformational Curating In: Ann Demeester & Edna van Duyn On curating and Curatorial Education. 3ed.: Apple Arts Center – Amsterdam, p. 74-86, 2013
  • Grossmann, Martin. What do we expect from an art school today? Estudos Avançados Journal, IEA-USP, nº 93, August 2018
  • Grossmann, Martin. Desplazamientos y Reposicionamentos en el Arte: en el paso de lo internacional a lo contextual  [Displacements and Repositions in Art: from the international to the contextual] Errata#5, Bogotá, p 140-167, 2012,
  • Grossmann, Martin. Seducción y Crítica; Arte y Arquitectura en Brasil [Seduction and Critique, art and architecture in Brazil]. Sublime, Barcelona, v. 3, n. 1, p. 18-23, 2003.
  • Member of the Scientific Board of CALAS- Maria Sibylla Merian Center for Advanced Latin American Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences, consortium of Latin American and German universities (January 2019-current)
  • Member of the Scientific and Cultural Board of IdEA-Institute of Advanced Studies of UNICAMP-University of Campinas, Brazil (December 2017-current)
  • Member of the Board of the Lasar Segall Museum (MLS-Museu Lasar Segall), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Member of ICOM -International Council of Museums Member of  IKT – International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art
  • Visiting Fellow of theCluster of Excellence Image Knowledge Gestaltung of Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Germany (September 2016 to January 2017
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the University of Birmingham (December 2015 to July 2016)
  • Brazil National Arts Foundation – Funarte grant to organize 4 meetings on Critical Mediation in Contemporary Art: the performance of audiences in four different cities in Brazil (São Paulo, Vitoria, Niteroi and Brasilia), 2016.
  • Brazilian Ministry of Culture publication grant for the Permanent Forum e-Journal (Periódico Permanente), 2012
  • Brazilian Ministry of Culture and São Paulo Biennial publication grant Brazil Contemporary Art Program,for the Permanent Forum Book series 2010
  • Mondriaan Foundation fellowship to visit and research Holland’s Art Museums and art spaces (2001, 2008 and 2009)
  • AECID —Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperationtravel grant to visit and research Spanish Art Museums, Arco Fair and other art institutions (2008)
  • Goethe Institut’s fellowship to visit and research the Documenta-12 curated by Roger Buergel (2007)
  • Goethe Institut’s fellowship to visit and research Art Museums and Institutions in Germany (2005)
  • APCA (São Paulo Art Criticism Association) prize for the best national contemporary art exhibition for Regina Silveira’s one women show Claraluz at CCBB – Bank of Brazil Cultural Center in São Paulo.
  • Canadian Government Fellowship for a research focusing on the relationship between Art Museums and Artist-run Centers in Canada (October 1995)
  • CNPq (Brazilian Research Agency) research grant from 1995 to 1999 to develop the research: Museum as Interface: Culture in the space-time of interactivity. USP-University of São Paulo.
  • WWW Best 95: 3rd place in the Internet World Magazine contest for best internet site (1995): Usponline
  • Brazilian Ministry of Education [CAPES] research grant for the Ph.D. developed at the University of Liverpool, UK, (1988-92)
  • British Council fellowship for a research on UK Art Museums (1988/89)
  • FAPESP [São Paulo State Research Agency] fellowship to the Master’s research project (1986-87)
  • 1986 APM Museology Prize “Paulo Duarte” (São Paulo Museum Association) for the best Museum Educational Programme: Museum of Contemporary Art, University of São Paulo
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