Ana Paula Cavalcanti Simioni is full professor at the Institute of Brazilian Studies, University of São Paulo-Brazil and a member of the Institut d’Études Avancés de Nantes. She is also a professor in the Interunits Post- graduate program in Esthetics and History of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, USP. Her studies deal with the relations between art and gender in Brazil (XIX-XXI). She is also the curator of the exhibition "Transbordar: transgressions of embroidery in art," SESC-Pinheiros, November 2020 to May 2021. This publication was supported by FAPESP.
Ana Paula Cavalcanti Simioni
The condition of Paris as the main artistic capital from the end of the 19th to the mid-20th century caused it to attract an expressive contingent of foreign artists, and among those, dozens of Brazilian artists who were attracted by what was seen as the world capital of arts. They encountered, however, an extremely competitive universe, in which national origins were important components to recognition.