The Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, the MAM, announced this Thursday (10) its new president, economist and cultural manager Elizabeth Machado.
According to a statement from the museum, she will continue the institutional development process initiated by her predecessor, lawyer Mariana Guarini Berenguer, who has fulfilled her mandated two-year term.
Economist and cultural manager, Elizabeth Machado directed Teatro Alfa for 18 years, from 2002 to 2020, serves on the board of Fiesp and has been a member of the board of directors of Fundação Bienal de São Paulo since 2005 —she chaired this board between 2009 and 2012.
She had already worked for MAM, between 2001 and 2002, when she was a consultant during the study for a new headquarters, which never got off the ground.
One of your priorities will be education. “I have always had great sympathy for MAM’s attitude of welcoming young artists and dedication to education. Strengthening these ties and bringing young people closer to the museum will be priority lines of work, both physically and digitally,” she said in the statement.
The planning of the new president also foresees joint actions with other cultural institutions, in order to expand the activities of the MAM and reach places and audiences beyond the museum’s headquarters, in Ibirapuera Park. The contemporary works that are part of the institution’s collection should gain greater visibility through these partnerships.
Machado is the third woman in charge of the presidency of MAM São Paulo. From 2019 to 2021, Mariana Berenguer headed the institution.
Before that, Milú Villela, who chaired the MAM between 1995 and 2019, intensified the acquisition of works, the educational sector and the sponsors and associates program.