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Wallace Pato, photo: Julia Thompson
Wallace Pato, photo: Julia Thompson

Kura, from the German word
Kuratorium, means curatorship.

Alfredo Volpi & Sergio Camargo, photo: Julia Thompson
Alfredo Volpi & Sergio Camargo, photo: Julia Thompson

Founded in 2018 by Camila Yunes Guarita, Kura Arte is an art advisory service. Our goal is to demystify the art world, promoting dialogue between different market agents – collectors, artists, galleries and institutions. In the midst of a vast and diverse artistic production, Kura meets the demands of an effervescent cultural scene, providing guidance to collectors, cataloging private collections, helping young emerging artists to navigate the market and carrying out special curatorial projects.

Beyond what
meets the eyes

Camila Yunes Guarita
Camila Yunes Guarita

Art advisor and founder at Kura, Camila holds a Bachelor ‘s degree in Architecture from Mackenzie University (Brazil) and École Nationale d’Architecture Paris Val de Seine (France). She specialized in Arts at Sotheby’s London (UK), where she attended the courses: “Contemporary Art and Its Market”, “How the Art World Works” and “Foundations in Art History”. She began her career in Sales & Liaisons at Galleria Continua and Galeria Nara Roesler. She also has a background in production, through her work experience at Galerie Aveline. She was the co-founder of GoART Art Advising (2015-2018). She is currently executive director at Kura and VIP Representative for ARCO Madrid and Lisbon.

Camila Yunes Guarita

Alicja Kwade © Julia Thompson
Alicja Kwade © Julia Thompson

Kura provides bespoke guidance tailored to the interests and wishes of its clients, accompanying them at every stage of the acquisition process. We inform collectors of market trends in the art world and develop a strategy that will maximize value, quality, and significance of their art.

  • Developing a strategic plan;
  • Market research on a local and international scale;
  • Sales and acquisitions;
  • Pre and post-sales logistics;
  • Secondary market sales strategies;
  • Access to key players in the arts system including curators in leading institutions, collectors and museum directors;
  • Advising on loans to museums and institutions.
© Estevan dos Anjos
© Estevan dos Anjos

Expanding its art advisory services, Kura created an area dedicated to the cataloguing of private collections, organizing them both physically and digitally.

  • Cataloguing and collection database;
  • Coordination and oversight of shipping, framing, installation, storage and conservation;
  • Dialogue with external agents – institutions, cultural centers, other private collections and auction houses;
  • Appraisal services for insurance, taxation, loans;
  • Digital or printed publication.
Sonia Dias Souza. Installation of exhibition
Sonia Dias Souza. Installation of exhibition "Radical". Curatorship by Agnaldo Farias. MON, Curitiba, 2021 © Andre Nacli

Understanding that the process of creation and circulation of artworks demand different strategies, KURA aims to provide an environment of support and advice for young emerging artists.

  • Assistance with creative process, projects and exhibitions development;
  • Conceptual discussions about the work;
  • Research and presentation of references;
  • Portfolio development;
  • Production of critical texts on the works, projects and exhibitions;
  • Registration in residences, salons and prizes;
  • Pricing of works according to the national market;
  • Strategic planning and content production for social media.
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Sandra Cinto © Julia Thompson

Kura develops customized projects with different brands, bringing contemporary art into other segments by curating and promoting stimulating experiences.

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Thiago Martins de Melo & Indústrias do Brasil, Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive), 2022. Digital spectrum, 5 + 2AP
Thiago Martins de Melo & Indústrias do Brasil, Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive), 2022. Digital spectrum, 5 + 2AP
Thiago Martins de Melo & Indústrias do Brasil, Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive), 2022. Digital spectrum, 5 + 2AP
Thiago Martins de Melo & Indústrias do Brasil, Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive), 2022. Digital spectrum, 5 + 2AP
Thiago Martins de Melo & Indústrias do Brasil, Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive), 2022. Digital spectrum, 5 + 2AP
Thiago Martins de Melo & Indústrias do Brasil, Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive), 2022. Digital spectrum, 5 + 2AP

The NFT “Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive)” is a type of “digital sculpture”, conceived by artist Thiago Martins de Melo in collaboration with writer and curator Germano Dushá and designer Raul Luna. Launched at SP-Arte 2022 (São Paulo’s International Art Fair), the work is the result of an unprecedented partnership between Kura, Tropix (marketplace for digital art) and Galeria Millan.

“Anunciação” is a hologram that projects, through sci-fi vibes, the image of a talisman. The object is a reference to the Muiraquitã: an artifact that belongs to the native peoples of the Lower Amazon. With strong symbolism, it is linked to socio political functions as well as to magical and religious aspects. Traditionally, the talisman, which has an amphibian shape and is sculpted in green stone, is placed on top of an inverted church, reproducing the counter-effects of the colonization and catechization, highlighting the spiritual contrast. Underneath, a sword crossed with a bludgeon symbolizes the clash of worlds through physical confrontation.

Just like in other Thiago Martins de Melo’s art works, this NFT combines references from different historical periods to comment on urgent nowadays topics, creating a baroque of its own, being anachronistic and anarchic. Far from simplifications, the artist’s production speaks of a systemic, chaotic and non-linear machinery.

Anunciação (Amazônia Mega Drive)

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CONTACT

Founder and Executive Director
Camila Yunes Guarita

Director
Tamara Ganem

Art Advising / São Paulo
Florencia Azcune
Nathalia Zemel

Art Advising / Rio de Janeiro
Maria Ferro

Collection Management
Thaís Franco
Mariana Leão

Artists Career Management
Paloma Vasconcellos
Joana Leonor
Maria Gabriela Mexias
Teo

Communications
Margherita De Natale
Ana Clara Caligiorne

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