Sofia Lemos is a curator, writer, and researcher. She is Curator of Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary and Associate Curator Public Programmes at the 2nd Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA 2). From 2017, she leads the multi-platform symposia series for visual and performing arts research METABOLIC RIFTS, with Alexandra Balona.
Lemos is former associate curator at Galeria Municipal do Porto where she developed a two-year programme of new commissions to national artists (2018-2020), curated solo exhibitions by Caroline Mesquita (with Kunsthalle Lissabon, 2018-2019) and Musa paradisiaca (2018), co-curated the major international programme Forum of the Future (2018), and advised on cultural policy for the city of Porto, Portugal. Previously, she was involved in the research and coordination of exhibitions, public programmes, and publications in various institutions, including Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Contour Biennale of Moving Image 8; Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires; NTU CCA Singapore; PRAXES, Berlin; DRAF, London; and MACBA, Barcelona. Between 2015-2017, Lemos was research coordinator at Studio Tomás Saraceno, Berlin, and from 2013-2017 she was editorial assistant at Drawing Room Confessions.
Lemos is Associate Editor at The Contemporary Journal and is a regular contributor to Art Agenda and Lisbon-based Contemporanea. Her writings on contemporary art and culture have featured in publications such as Document Journal, MOUSSE, vdrome, ...ment, and Volume, and in several catalogues and monographs. She recently co-edited the reader METABOLIC RIFTS (Atlas Projectos, 2019), and a monograph Musa paradisiaca: Views on Misunderstanding (Bom Dia Books, 2018). She partook in the Synapse Curators’ Network 2015 at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, and has been shortlisted for the 2019 edition of the Lorenzo Bonaldi Art Prize for young curators.
Contact: lemosofia [at] gmail.com