Helmut Batista (Rio de Janeiro, 1964) studied opera direction at ESAT (École supérieure des arts et techniques) in France from 1985 to 1987. He has worked as an artist during 10 years and has exhibited widely. In 1998, he founded CAPACETE, which he has directed ever since. CAPACETE produces new art works, seminars, workshops, residencies and books under its own umbrella and in collaboration with many partners in different countries. In 2015, CAPACETE inaugurated its new one-year programme. This programme has moved to Athens during the documenta 14.