Daniela Labra is a visual arts curator, researcher and art critic. She graduated in Theatre Theory at Uni-Rio, Rio de Janeiro. PhD in History and Art Criticism from the School of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro with the thesis: International Legitimation of Brazilian Art, analysis of a path: 1940-2010, winner of the Gilberto Velho Thesis Award, 2015. Post-doctoral researcher at the School of Communication, UFRJ, 2016.
Works mainly on the following themes: Brazilian art, Latin American historical and aesthetic processes, performance art, performativity, art and politics. Lecturer on Curating Performance, and Art & Politics at the Node Center. Professor of Art Theory and History at EAV Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro (2010-2016). Founder of ZAIT platform for contemporary art studies www.zait.art. Art critic at O Globo newspaper (2014-2016). Collaborates with several publications and institutions in Brazil and abroad
Co-curator in the project museo de la democracia, nGbK, Berlin, 2021; General curator of Frestas Triennial 2017: Between Post-truths and Happenings, SESC Sorocaba, São Paulo and Festival Performance Arte Brasil, MAM Rio de Janeiro, 2011, among many others exhibitions. She lives and works between Berlin and Rio de Janeiro.