Fundação Bienal believes in the balance of power and in the control and turnover of institutional bodies, values that are consistent with the main underpinnings of contemporary governance.
Its foundational structure is composed of an Executive Board, with sixty members from a wide range of backgrounds (businessmen, cultural managers and intellectuals), and a Board of Directors, consisting of a President and nine executives, which is elected every two years. The members of the Executive Board and the Board of Directors compose support and advisory bodies for the Fundação, which are organized into committees and complemented by an International Advisory Board, whose members are renowned professionals on the international art circuit.
Executive BoardJulio Landmann · President Alfredo Egydio Setubal · Vice-President
Lifetime membersAdolpho Leirner Beatriz Pimenta Camargo Beno Suchodolski Carlos Francisco Bandeira Lins Cesar Giobbi Elizabeth Machado Jens Olesen Julio Landmann Marcos Arbaitman Maria Ignez Corrêa da Costa Barbosa Pedro Aranha Corrêa do Lago Pedro Paulo de Sena Madureira Roberto Muylaert Rubens José Mattos Cunha Lima
MembersAlberto Emmanuel Whitaker Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires Andrea Matarazzo Antonio Bias Bueno Guillon Antonio Henrique Cunha Bueno Cacilda Teixeira da Costa Camila Appel Carlos Alberto Frederico Carlos Augusto Calil Carlos Jereissati Claudio Thomaz Lobo Sonder Danilo Santos de Miranda Daniela Villela Eduardo Saron Emanoel Alves de Araújo Fábio Magalhães Fersen Lamas Lambranho Geyze Marchesi Diniz Heitor Martins Jackson Schneider João Carlos de Figueiredo Ferraz Joaquim de Arruda Falcão Neto José Olympio da Veiga Pereira (Licensed) Kelly de Amorim Lorenzo Mammi Lucio Gomes Machado Luis Terepins Maguy Etlin Marcelo Eduardo Martins Marcelo Mattos Araujo (Licensed) Marcelo Pereira Lopes de Medeiros Manoela Queiroz Bacelar Marisa Moreira Salles Miguel Wady Chaia Neide Helena de Moraes Octavio de Barros Paulo Sérgio Coutinho Galvão Ronaldo Cezar Coelho Sérgio Spinelli Silva Jr. Susana Leirner Steinbruch Tito Enrique da Silva Neto Victor Pardini
Audit CommitteeAlberto Emmanuel Whitaker Carlos Francisco Bandeira Lins Eduardo Saron
Board of DirectorsJosé Olympio da Veiga Pereira · President Marcelo Mattos Araujo · Vice-President Andrea Pinheiro Ana Paula Martinez Fernando Schuler Lucas Melo José Francisco Pinheiro Guimarães Luiz Lara
Support and advisory bodies
Primary duty: organize the election process (including the establishment of assessment criteria and nomination of candidates) for members of the Executive Board and its committees, Audit Committe and Board of Directors.Members from the Executive Board Julio Landmann · Coordinator Alfredo Egydio Setubal Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires Luis Terepins Paulo Sérgio Coutinho Galvão Filho
Primary duties: promote the international visibility of the Bienal; support the organization of international activities and events; assist in fundraising abroad; nominate candidates for the International Advisory Board.Members from the Executive Board Maguy Etlin · Coordinator Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires Beno Suchodolski Maria Ignez Corrêa da Costa Barbosa Neide Helena de Moraes Pedro Aranha Corrêa do Lago Susana Leirner Steinbruch Julio Landmann Alfredo Egydio Setubal José Olympio da Veiga Pereira
Primary duty: support the Board of Directors in the evaluation of options for funding and in the development and drafting of the funding plan.Members from the Executive Board Alfredo Egydio Setubal · coordinator Ana Helena Godoy de Almeida Pires Luis Terepins Marcelo Eduardo Martins Paulo Sérgio Coutinho Galvão Filho Tito Enrique da Silva Neto Members from the Board of Directors Andrea Pinheiro José Olympio da Veiga Pereira Luiz Lara
International Advisory Board
Primary duties: contribute to the international visibility and integration of the Bienal, including the strengthening of ties between the Bienal and other similar institutions abroad; suggest new fronts for action, projects and activities; support fundraising abroad.Members from the Executive Board Maguy Etlin · President Pedro Aranha Corrêa do Lago · Vice President Guest Members Barbara Sobel Bill Ford Catherine Petitgas Debora Staley Frances Reynolds Kara Moore Mariana Clayton Paula and Daniel Weiss Renée and Robert Drake Roberto and Lucrécia Vinhaes Sarina Tang
Governance and Ethics Committee
Primary duties: propose and monitor improvements in the main dimensions of governance for the Bienal, including its By-laws, Internal Rules, Election Regulations and Code of Conduct, as well as processes of the Executive Board and Board of Directors; ensure the appropriate implementation of the Code of Conduct; evaluate conflicts of interest in the founding bodies and committees of the Bienal.Members from the Executive Board Luís Terepins · Coordinator Alfredo Egydio Setubal Carlos Francisco Bandeira Lins Claudio Thomas Lobo Sonder Eduardo Saron Elizabeth Machado Marcelo Eduardo Martins Members from the Board of Directors Francisco J. Pinheiro Guimarães José Olympio da Veiga Pereira Lucas Melo