Ana Paula Pontes is a Brazilian architect and urbanist graduated from FAU-USP in 1994, having completed a specialization in History of Art and Architecture in Brazil (2001) and a Master's degree in Culture Social History (2004), both from PUC-Rio de Janeiro. Ana Paula has taught design at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism - UFRJ and in the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism of the PUC-Rio. She is currently a professor at FAU Mackenzie, where she also acts as a researcher, associate member of the Brasiliana Institut, focusing on museum’s architecture. Ana Paula has a vast experience on Visual Arts exhibitions’ designs, having developed projects for several important Brazilian cultural institutions, such as: Instituto Moreira Salles, MAM-SP, MAM-RJ, CCBB, SESC and Iberê Camargo Foundation. As a project manager, Ana Paula has worked on the construction of important cultural buildings in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, involving national and international projects, including the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo (Architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha), the City of the Arts (architect Christian de Portzamparc) and the Image and Sound Museum - MIS (Architects Diller +Scofidio+Renfro). Currently, Ana Paula is developing a PhD research on contemporary art museums at FAU-USP.