ArtRio

About Us

ArtRio is the main endeavor of BEX, producer of cultural events specialized in the visual arts. BEX was founded in 2009, by Brenda Valansi, Elisangela Valadares, Alexandre Accioly dissemination and distribution of Brazilian art within and beyond Brazil's borders. The organization promotes fairs, publishes art-related materials and attracts international collectors, critics and curators to Brazil. In 2011, businesspeople Alexandre Accioly and Luiz Calainho joined the organization, bringing many new ideas and projects to the endeavor.

Organizers

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BRENDA VALANSI
President

Ms. Vanansi studied art at EAV School of Visual Arts at Parque Lage and art history at PUC-RJ. She founded CRANIO, an innovative space for art and culture. She has shown her work in individual and group shows both in Brazil and abroad.

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ELISANGELA VALADARES
VP of Production

Ms. Valadares is a journalist who specializes in art history. She has been the director of the Galeria Toulouse since 2000, where she has produced many exhibitions and publications in addition to serving as consultant and art dealer.

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LUIZ CALAINHO
VP of Marketing & Sales

As the entrepreneur behind L21 Participações, Mr. Calainho manages companies including Aventura Entretenimento, Bailes do Rio, Oi Noites Cariocas, Stadium Rio, Vírgula, Musickeria, Mix Rio FM and SulAmérica Paradiso FM.

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Alexandre Accioly

Entrepreneur with more than 30 years of career, he is founder of Accioly Fitness, controller of Bodytech. Currently he is a partner of Mix e Paradiso FM, ArtRio and restaurants Gero Rio, Fasano Mare, Londra and Forneria.

Public Relations

BRENDA VALANSI VP of Pubic Relations

Production

Ana Grace Production Director

Marketing

LUIZ CALAINHO VP of Marketing & Sales
Luisa Sá Marketing and business manager
Carol Catão Content manager