Guilherme Wisnik

Guilherme Wisnik (1972) lives and works in São Paulo. He is an architectural and art researcher, curator, and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the São Paulo State University (FAUUSP).

Graduated from the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the São Paulo State University, Wisnik has a Master’s degree in Social History and a PhD in History of Art and Architecture. He is a former partner of Metro Arquitetos Associados and a columnist of the newspaper Folha de São Paulo. He wrote the screenplay for the feature film The Line – Lucio Costa and the Modern Utopia (2003) and curated Margin (2010), a public art project supported by Itaú Cultural, and Rio-oir (2011), an art project by Cildo Meireles at the same institution. He is also the Chief Curator of the 10th edition of the São Paulo Architecture Biennale (2013).

His books include Lucio Costa (Cosac Naify, 2001), Caetano Veloso (Publifolha, 2005), Critical State (Publifolha, 2009), Oscar Niemeyer (Folha de S. Paulo, 2011), Space under construction (Editora Sesc SP, 2018) and Inside the mist (Ubu Editora, 2018). He edited the issues about Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Vilanova Artigas in the Spanish Architectural Review 2G (Gustavo Gili, 2008-2010), and has written numerous chapters and essays like “Doomed to Modernity” in Brazil’s Modern Architecture (Phaidon, 2004), “Hypotheses Concerning the Relationship Between the Work of Álvaro Siza and Brazil” in Álvaro Siza Modern Redux (Hatje Cantz, 2008), “Antropophagy in Reverse” in Drifts and Derivations (Museo Reina Sofia, 2010), and “Brasília: the City as Sculpture” in Das verlangen Nach Form (Akademie der Künste, 2010).