JOÃO LAIA

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João Laia (1981, Lisbon) is a writer and curator with a background in social sciences, film theory and contemporary art. He publishes in magazines and newspapers such as Público, Frieze and MOUSSE. Past collaborations include BES Arte e Finança in Lisbon, CCCB – Center for Contemporary Culture of Barcelona, Waterpieces Festival in Riga, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, The Delfina Foundation, South London Gallery, Cell Project Space, The Mews and Whitechapel Gallery in London. In 2014 he was in residency at the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo in Turin and along with Rosa Lléo co-founded and runs The Green Parrot in Barcelona a non-profit space dedicated to contemporary art practices – www.thegreenparrot.org He is a member of the curatorial team of the 19th edition of Videobrasil a contemporary art festival dedicated to the Global South that takes place from October to December 2015 in São Paulo.

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