Vice President
Brazil

Aby Cohen

abycohen@uol.com.br

 

Scenographer and Art director

Aby Cohen is a founder-member of CenografiaBrasil (http://cenografiabrasil.com/), a group that congregates professionals from scenography and related areas, in order to develop actions focused on reflection, debate and development of Brazilian scenography. She keeps working on creation and production of Theater, Museology, Expography and Cinema projects. Cohen affiliated to OISTAT since 2003 and is now a member of the OISTAT Education Commission.

Since graduated in Arts and Design at FAAP/SP, Cohen started working in Theatre at the scenography department of the Theatrical Research Center - Centro de Pesquisa Teatral(CPT), after that with Paidéia Theater Co. from 1999 to 2006. Since 1992 she has also working on numerous projects for a variety of independent theater productions. In the Expography & Museology field, she develops projects with diverse institutions in Brazil as SESC Pompeia, Sangari Institute, Israeli Cultural Center, The Museu da Casa Brasileira, Lasar Segall Museum, International Bienal of Arts of Sao Paulo, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Funarte, among others. She has been also developing international collaboration projects as BienalFindelMundo, 2007 with Fundação Patagonia │Argentina; Bienal do Mercosul, 1999 and 2005│various countries from Latin America; MixMax Brasil, 2012-2015 with Tropenmuseum │Holland. Currently. Cohen is developing PhD studies in Performing Arts/Scenography at School Of Arts and Communication at University of Sao Paulo, continuing from the completion of the M.A. with a research dedicated to the practice and educational processes of Brazilian scenographers in the contemporary scene.

Cohen has participated in the Prague Quadrennial (PQ) representing Brazil since 1995. In 1999, She was the co-curator and designer of the Brazilian Thematic Section. In PQ 2011, she was the co-curator and designer of the Brazilian National Exhibition which awarded with the Golden Triga.