Sandra Benites

Sandra Benites, a Guaraní Nhandeva woman, was the first Indigenous adjunct curator of Brazilian art at the Assis Chateaubriand São Paulo Art Museum (MASP). She is currently undertaking a PhD in social anthropology at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ). Benites has a master’s degree in social anthropology from the same institute. She currently works at the Museum of Indigenous Cultures in the city of São Paulo.
Sandra Benites presented her thoughts and projects at events in museums such as MoMA, Hammer Museum, Peabody Museum de Harvard and MAR – Museu de Arte do Rio.
Sandra Benites and Anita Ekman, among with Paradise Row, developed the Ka’a Body project. Cosmovision of the rainforest, which proposes to support and promote indigenous artists, especially the collective of indigenous women.