João Mourão, Luís Silva
At Artissima 2019 João Mourão and Luís Silva are the coordinators of the Disegni section.
Mourão and Silva are a curatorial duo based in Lisbon, where they serve as co-Directors of Kunsthalle Lissabon, a contemporary art institution they founded in 2009. A selection of recent shows they curated includes solos by Caroline Mesquita, Engel Leonardo, Sol Calero, Naufus Ramirez-Figueroa, and Nathalie Du Pasquier, as well as group shows in institutions such as Extra City, Antwerp and David Roberts Art Foundation, London. In 2015–2017 they were the curators of Zona Maco Sur, the solo projects section of Mexico City’s contemporary art fair. Mourão and Silva are also contributing editors of CURA.magazine and co-editors of the ongoing book series Performing the Institution(al), addressing recent developments in institutional practice. Recently they have co-edited monographs on Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa and Pedro Barateiro.