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  • Background

    Instituto Inhotim began to be conceived in the mid-1980s by Minas Gerais businessman Bernardo de Mello Paz. With time, this parcel of private land was transformed into a unique place, with one of the most significant collections of contemporary art in the world and a botanical collection containing rare species from every continent. The collections are used as tools for the development of educational and social activities involving various age groups. Inhotim, a Public Interest Civil Society Organization (OSCIP) has also constructed various areas for interaction with the surrounding communities. Through its multidisciplinary activities, Inhotim has continuously consolidated its role as a driving force for sustainable human development. 

    Timeline

    2002

    The founding of the Instituto Cultural Inhotim, a nonprofit institution aimed at the conservation, exhibition and production of contemporary art, in conjunction with social and educational actions.

    2005

    The beginning of prescheduled visits by schools of the region and specific groups.

    2006

    Opening to the public at large on a regular basis and with a complete infrastructure for visitation.

    2007

    Creation of the Directorship of Inclusion and Citizenship, aimed at regional development.

    2008

    Recognized as a Public Interest Civil Society Organization (OSCIP) by the Minas Gerais State Government.

    2009

    The federal government also recognizes Inhotim as an OSCIP.

    2010

    Receives official botanical garden status from the National Commission of Botanical Gardens (CNJB).

    2011

    Release of the Friends of Inhotim Program.

    2012

    The Psicoativa Tunga Gallery is inaugurated, with a retrospective of the 30 years of activity of the artist who first influenced businessman Bernardo Paz to invest in contemporary art.

    2013

    In Belo Horizonte, the Inhotim School project is begun, a platform of activities aimed at training in art and the environment.

    financial reports

    Inhotim presents its accounting reports in accordance with the Brazilian standards for not-for-profit entities.

    Brumadinho

    Located in the Paraopeba Valley, Brumadinho possesses natural beauty as well as historical and cultural wealth. With a population of 35 thousand, the city has an area of 634.4 km² and is located at the end of the Espinhaço Massif and the beginning of the Western Tableland. Settlement of the region began with the arrival of the “unsubmissive” people of the War of the Emboabas who came with the aim to mine gold, free from the high taxes levied by the Crown. Together with the community of Bonfim do Paraopeba, in 1832 Diogo Antônio Feijó (aka Regente Feijó) also created the counties of Matheus Leme and Piedade do Paraopeba. The district was created in 1923, and split off from Bonfim in 1938, joining with the Metropolitan Region of Belo Horizonte. Ever since its creation, Instituto Inhotim has established multidimensional relations with the city, as a place where city residents find work, while also serving as a driver of social, educational and cultural development. 

    Team work with us

    Administrative Board

    Bernardo de Mello Paz 
    President

     

    Paulo de Tarso de Almeida Paiva 
    Vice President

     

    Cláudio de Moura Castro
    Deborah Shamash
    José Carlos Carvalho
    Marcos Coimbra
    Roberto Brant

    Directorship

    Antonio Grassi
    Executive Director

     

    Silvia Tenório
    Deputy Executive Director

     

    Bruno Andrade de Oliveira Diniz
    Legal Director

     

    Janayna Bhering
    Development and Projects Director

     

    Joaquim de Araújo Silva
    Director of Botanical Garden and Natural Environment

     

    Raquel Novais
    Director of Inclusion and Citizenship

     

    Ricardo Leite
    Financial Director

     

    Rodrigo Moura
    Director of Art and Cultural Programs

     

    Sérgio Viana
    Administrative and Logistics Director

    Staff

    Cristina Manoelina Maciel
    Human Resource Manager 

     

    Felipe Paz
    Communication Manager 

     

    Flávio Bernadino dos Santos
    Procurement Manager

     

    Gustavo Ferraz
    Operations Manager

     

    Jurandir Laureano Silva Junior
    Maintenance Engineering Manager

     

    Larissa Batista
    Manager of Events, Relationships and Tourism

     

    Letícia Aguiar
    Manager of the Natural Environment/Botany

     

    Lucas Sigefredo
    Manager of Exhibitions and Art Production

     

    Lúcio Pinto
    General Maintenance Manager 

     

    María Eugenia Salcedo
    Pedagogical Coordination Manager

     

    Silvia Tenório
    Excellence Manager 

     

    Webert Silva
    IT Manager

    Advisory Board

    Cláudio de Moura Castro
    Chairman 

     

    Alexandre Guillermo Hernan Nogueira
    Álvaro Teixeira da Costa
    André Corrêa do Lago
    Evelyn Ioschpe
    Hélio Barros
    Ivan Campos
    Joaquim Falcão
    Jorge Pinheiro Machado
    Jorge Viana
    José Israel Vargas
    Marcos Coimbra
    Oskar Metsavaht
    Ozires Silva
    Priscila Freire
    Renato Janine Ribeiro
    Rubens Barbosa
    Rubens Ricupero
    Vicente Falconi Campos

    Art Curatorship

    Allan Schwartzman
    Jochen Volz
    Júlia Rebouças
    Rodrigo Moura

    Landscaping

    Pedro Nehring