Luís Silva (PT)
Co-Director, Kunsthalle Lissabon
Off Piste (Speaker, Institutional Work and the Conditions of Collaboration)
Luis Silva is a curator, born and based in Lisbon, where he is currently Co-Director of Kunsthalle Lissabon, a contemporary art institution he co-founded in 2009. A selection of recent shows he curated includes solos by Laure Prouvost, Caroline Mesquita, Engel Leonardo, Sol Calero, Irene Kopelman and Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, as well as group shows in institutions such as Extra City, Antwerp, David Roberts Art Foundation, London and MACE, Elvas.
Besides his curatorial practice, Luís Silva is also a contributing editor of CURA. magazine and co-editor of the ongoing book series Performing the Institution(al), addressing recent developments in institutional practice. He curated ZONA MACO SUR (2015-2017), the solo projects section of Mexico City’s contemporary art fair, and Artissima section Disegni (2017-2019), dedicated to recent developments in drawing.