© Röda Sten Konsthall/ Gibca
© Röda Sten Konsthall/ Gibca


  • Wednesday 2 November
  • 18.00 – 20.00
  • English
  • Röda Sten Konsthall

Public Presentation by Curator João Laia

Join us on Wednesday, November 2, at Röda Sten Konsthall, for a first public meeting with the curator of the twelfth edition of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art, João Laia 

During the evening João Laia will give an overview of his curatorial practice and thematic intrests, as well as introduce an initial curatorial outline for the Gothenburg biennial.  

João Laia is the Chief Curator for exhibitions at Kiasma – Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. 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; Videobrasil / SESC Pompeia, 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.   

The twelfth edition of the biennial opens on September 16, 2023.