BIO
Valentine Moreno is a Toronto-based cultural project manager, curator, and artist, originally from São Paulo, Brazil. She has a B.A. in Photographic Art & Culture from Senac University (2006, Sao Paulo) and a M.A. in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto (2010). Her research is focused on issues of the body and the intrinsic relationship between artistic and institutional practices. 

Moreno co-headed and co-produced the independent photo-based art magazine FotoFagia (2002/05, Sao Paulo), publishing essays and portfolios of numerous emerging South-American artists. She co-produced and co-curated the project olhareSPaulistanos (2004, Sao Paulo), which occupied 100 commercial billboards with the work of 25 local photographers throughout Sao Paulo. Moreno was assistant curator for the photography pocket-book collection FotoPortatil, published by CosacNaify, and co-produced the six-month photography panel series FotoPalavra in partnership with Itaú Cultural institute (2005, Sao Paulo). Moreno worked as a Project Manager at Com Tato Cultural Agency (2006/08, Sao Paulo), organizing theater performances, symposia, book publishing, and several contemporary art exhibitions including Marina Abramovic’s Baltic Erotic Epic, Mulher Mulheres, and Colateral 2,  featuring works by internationally renowned artists such as Armin Linke, Vito Acconci, Liam Gillick and Candice Breitz among others. 

Moreno was selected as the Venice Apprentice (2009, Toronto-Venice), assisting the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery with the installation of Mark Lewis’ project Cold Morning in the Canada Pavilion at the 2009 Venice Biennale. Moreno worked as Campaign Coordinator and Curatorial Administrative Assistant in the Canadian Art department at the Art Gallery of Ontario (2010/12) and was the Curator of Multidisciplinary Programs with the Koffler Centre of the Arts (2012/14), heading an intense roster of public programs in music, literature, theater, film, and artistic residencies.  

Currently, Moreno is Project Manager, Exhibitions, at the Art Gallery of Ontario. 
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