Isabel Pavão graduated in Fine Arts from the Fine Arts Academy of Porto, in Portugal, in 1984. Grant from the Portuguese Government for research and artistic project in Paris, France.

Completed a Master of Arts /Diplôme d’Études Approfondies Artistiques at Université Paris VIII – St. Dennis, in 1988 and presented the “Thèse de Troisième Cycle” towards a Ph.D. in contemporary art. Research towards a doctorate degree in Contemporary Art in the Art Department at New York University with a grant from the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and Luso-American Foundation. Holds a Doctor of Arts from New York University (1994).

Isabel Pavão lives and works in New York since 1990.

Exhibits her work in New York City, and in many museums and galleries all over the world. Participates often as an invited artist as well as a guest professor in Universities, Art Schools and Museums. She presents on contemporary art, on art projects dealing with her own work, pedagogical issues and aesthetics.

She was Creative Director of the TV program Healing Waters and Baths of Europe, Board of Directors of the Cinema Arts Center, NY, Advisory Board of Directors of Arte Institute. She is Counselor of the Portuguese Diaspora Council.

Higher Education

1990-94 Ph.D. Arts, New York University
1986-88 Master in Arts, University of Paris VIII
1978-83 Bachelor of Fine Arts; Post Graduation, University of Porto

Additional Higher Education

2019 Institutional Apparatuses – The museum as a form, James Gallery, Graduate Centre Cuny, New York.
2010-11 Aesthetics of Deskilling, The Graduate Center CUNY.
2008-09 Fundraising for non-profit Organizations, Adelphi University.
 Board of Directors Workshop for non-profit organizations, Adelphi University.
2007 Topics in Modern Art: The Postwar Years, The Graduate School University Center, CUNY.
2006 Art Methods of Research; Selected Topics in Modern Art, Graduate School University Center, CUNY.
 Topics in Contemporary Art, Graduate School University Center, CUNY.

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