João Laia is Chief Curator at Finlands Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Recent theme exhibitions include Transmissions from the Etherspace (2017) at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D (2016) at MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 5th International Biennial of Young Art and Hybridize or Disappear (2015) at MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Lisbon. During 2012-13, Laia completed the post-graduate research programme CuratorLab at Konstfack, Stockholm. In 2014 he was in the curatorial residency programme of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin. He co-curated the 19th and 20th editions of the Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil (201418), São Paulo. Other exhibitions, performance programs and screenings were held at CAC Contemporary Art Center (Vilnius), Kurzfilmtage International Short Film Festival (Oberhausen), Moderna Museet (Stockholm), Parque Lage (Rio de Janeiro), Xcèntric / CCCB Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and MAAT (both in Lisbon), Cell Project Space, DRAF David Roberts Art Foundation, Delfina Foundation, South London Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery (all in London). Laia is a contributor of Mousse magazine and collaborates with publications such as frieze, Spike Art Quarterly, Flash Art or Terremoto.