Marcelo Rezende is a researcher, critic and exhibition-maker. He was director of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia (2012–2015), artistic director of the 3rd Bahia Biennial (2014) and part of the curatorial group of the 28th São Paulo Biennial (2008). He is associate curator of the Museu do Mato (Scrubland Museum) in Bahia, and curator of the exhibition “Kaffee aus Helvécia” (2017) at the Johann Jacobs Museum (Zürich). He has been co-director of Archiv der Avantgarden (AdA) in Dresden since 2017.
What happens when a private collection is turned into a public archive? The film Transient Witness explores the common features and necessary distinctions between art collections and archives as well as the various materials and cultural substrata that enable their existence.