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Luiz Gustavo Carvalho

Artistic Director


Luiz Gustavo Carvalho studied at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna and at the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow. Due to his interest in the various forms of artistic expression, he has been performing an important work as artistic director and curator, having presented, for the first time in Brazil, important names of the international contemporary artistic scene through several projects carried out by Ars et Vita.

Maria Vragova

Executive Director


Having graduated in Portuguese Language and Literature from St. Petersburg State University, Maria began her career as a cultural producer in 2007 at the Russian Avantgarde Foundation in Moscow. Since the creation of Ars et Vita, she has been the company’s executive director for several acclaimed international projects, such as the itinerary of the photographer Antanas Sutkus, Festival Artes Vertentes and Contemporary Russian Cinema Festival.

Marcos Antônio Miranda

Financial director


A graduate in Business Administration, Accounting and Economics from Universidade Católica de Minas Gerais, Marcos joined the Ars et Vita team in 2013, bringing a wealth of experience in the financial management of cultural projects.

Marcello Kawase

Graphic design and expography


Graphic designer and photographer, Marcello works with graphic and editorial projects, having participated in more than 25 books / catalogs and 100 exhibitions as a graphic producer. Coordinates the design department of the Oscar Niemeyer Museum (Curitiba).


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