Katia Canton is a writer, artist, journalist and curator born in São Paulo, Brazil where she currently lives. She is a Professor of Contemporary Art at University of São Paulo and vice-director of the Museum of Contemporary Art . She holds a PhD in Interdisciplinary Arts from New York University and a Diplôme de Literature and Civilization Française from Université de Nancy. She has written around 45 books on art and stories, for adults and children, and won many literary prizes. As a curator, she has worked in many projects in Brazil, New York, Paris, Turin, etc. Among them, she has been invited curator for the 24-São Paulo Bienal in 1998 and the LÁrt Dans le Monde 2000, in Paris.As an art critic she has written for many publications worldwide, particularly for Artforum magazine, where she has been guest editor in São Paulo for many years. As an artist, her research on fairy tales and the feminine has been shown in many museums, cultural centers and galleries.