André Aranha Corrêa do Lagodxcp
Brazilian Ambassador and Architectural Critic & Pritzker Jury Member
A Brazilian diplomat since 1983, André Corrêa do Lago is the current Brazilian Ambassador to India, and has previously held positions within the Brazilian Embassies in Madrid, Prague, Washington, D.C., Buenos Aires, and at the Brazilian Mission to the European Union, in Brussels. Before being posted in India, Mr. Corrêa do Lago was Ambassador of Brazil to Japan.
He is also a recognized architectural critic and was the curator of the Brazilian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2014), and the exhibition “Brazilian architecture seen by great photographers” at the Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo (2013); and cocurator of “Encore moderne? Architecture brésilienne: 1928-2005” at the Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Paris (2005-2006).
Mr. Corrêa do Lago is member of the Jury of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, member of the International Council of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa), and a council member of the Oscar Niemeyer Foundation. Published works include Ainda moderno?:
Arquitetura Brasileira Contemporânea, coauthored with Lauro Cavalcanti (2005); Oscar Niemeyer: Uma Arquitetura da Sedução. Bei Editora (2009); and Arquitetura Brasileira Vista por Grandes Fotógrafos (2014); and numerous articles in journals and online publications.