Raphael Fonseca is an art critic, art historian and curator based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is finishing his PHD thesis about the iconography of the hammock and its relations to Brazilian art, culture and identity. His research focuses on transhistorical perspectives of the relationship between art and visual culture in curatorship. Raphael’s curatorial works evolve around developing projects about the relations between image and cultural identity, as well as, the possible oppositions of the subjects of “labour” and “rest” in contemporary art. Raphael is looking to network and exchange ideas with local artists with similar interests.