João Laia is the chief curator for exhibitions at Kiasma National Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, and curator of forms of the surrounding futures, the 12th edition of GIBCA – Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art (2023). He has a background in social sciences, film theory and contemporary art. Past projects were developed in collaboration with Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Galeria Municipal do Porto; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; MAAT – Museum for Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon; Moscow Young Art Biennial, MMOMA; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil, São Paulo. He edited Living Encounters (Kiasma/Mousse, 2022) and A Multiple Community (Sesc, 2018) and has been published in magazines such as Art Monthly, Flash Art, frieze, Mousse, Spike and Terremoto. Together with Valentinas Klimašauskas, Laia curated the 14th Baltic Triennial (2021) titled The Endless Frontier at the CAC – Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius, and in 2024 Klimašauskas and Laia curate the Lithuanian Pavilion at the 60th Venice Biennial showcasing the artist duo Pakui Hardware 

Photo of the artist João Laia