Alexandra Balona is a researcher and performance curator based in Porto. She is a PhD candidate (ABD) at the European Graduate School & Lisbon Consortium, with a research on contemporary performing arts, under the supervision of Samuel Weber and Isabel Capeloa Gil. She is a member of the Municipal Council of Culture of the Porto City Council, curator of Migratory Images - Laboratory of Thought on the Performing Arts (Rivoli TMP) and Metabolic Rifts (Serralves Museum / Rivoli TMP) and is an invited teacher in the Postgraduate Course. Degree in Contemporary Dance (ESMAE-ESE-Rivoli, Porto). She was a member of the Critical Practice platform made in YU (2016-2017) and is a dance critic at Público newspaper. She is curator and editor of the RAMPA. She is part of the CEEC of UCP-Lisboa, and a member of the editorial board of the magazine Sinais de Cena. She attended the Paris Program in Critical Theory, and was visiting scholar at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales and Paris VIII (Paris, 2010-2011). Graduated in Architecture (MArch. FAUP, 2001), postgraduate in Contemporary Art (UCP-Porto, 2008), worked as an architect in Porto and Switzerland.
Francisco Vidal lives and works between Luanda, Angola and Lisbon, Portugal. He was awarded his MFA by Columbia University in New York, after having earned a BA from Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Caldas da Rainha. Born in Portugal to Angolan and Cape Verdean parents, the is an artist that deals with ideas which are closely tied to the diaspora experience, examining narratives and identities which arise from a hybrid of cross-cultural upbringing. Colonial histories and their consequences are interrogated in his work, with a strong emphasis on the impact of labour practices, conflict and violence.
Luiz Camillo Osorio
Luiz Camillo Osorio is a Professor at the Department of Philosophy at PUC-Rio, researcher at CNPQ and curator at the PIPA Institute. Between 2009 and 2015, he was Curator of the Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro. In 2015, he was the curator of the Brazilian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. In 2016 he curated the exhibition “Calder and Brazilian Art” at Itaú Cultural and in 2017 he curated the 35th Panorama of Brazilian Art at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo, a museum in which she belonged to the Curator Council between 2006. and 2008.
Pedro Duarte de Andrade
Pedro Duarte de Andrade is a PhD and Master in Philosophy by PUC-Rio, where he is Professor of Art and Philosophy. He was Visiting Professor at Brown and Södertörns universities. He is the author of the books "Estio do tempo: Romantismo e estética moderna" (Zahar), "A palavra modernista: vanguarda e manifesto" (Casa da Palavra) e "Tropicália" (Cobogó) and editor of the magazine "O que nos faz pensar", from PUC-Rio's Department of Philosophy. Leader of the CNPq Research Group on Art, Autonomy and Politics, of which he is Coordinator of Capes Institutional Internationalization Program (PRINT). Member of the Portuguese Society of Philosophy (SPF), the Brazilian Studies Association (BRASA), the Brazilian Association of Aesthetics (ABRE) and the Aesthetics Working Group of the National Association of Graduate Philosophy (ANPOF). Is Research emphasis is on the fields of Aesthetics, Contemporary Philosophy, Brazilian Culture and History of Philosophy.
Sabeth Buchmann is an historian and art critic. She is currently a professor of modern and postmodern art and director of the Institute of Art Theory and Cultural Studies of the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts. She collaborates regularly on books, magazines and catalogs. His publications include titles such as Film, Avantgarde und Biopolitik (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna, 2009) and Art After Conceptual Art (The MIT Press, 2006).