CURATORS E MODERATORS

Every year we invite Portuguese and international curators, who put together an exclusive program for FUSO. Each curator is responsible for one of the screening sessions of the festival, and presents a selection of works chosen according to a proposed theme. The sessions are preceded by a conversation between the curator and the moderator, in order to enrich the audience's knowledge. The daily interaction of curators and artists during the festival week provides for the meeting and establishment of numerous partnerships, generating a network of connections and collaborations.

Jean-François Chougnet (France) is the artistic director of FUSO and has dedicated his career to cultural policies. He was Managing Director of Villette, Paris (2001-2006). In 2005, he was the General Commissioner of the Year of Brazil in France. He directed the Berardo Foundation in Lisbon from 2007 to 2011. In 2011, Jean-François Chougnet became CEO of Marseille-Provence Capital of European Culture 2013. Since 2014 he is the President of the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, in Marseille, France.

Lori Zippay is a New York-based curator, writer and consultant who has been active in media art exhibition, distribution and preservation for over thirty-five years. From the mid-1980s to 2019 she served as Executive Director of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), a nonprofit organization that is a leading resource for media art. She developed EAI’s archive of over 4,000 media artworks, initiated its pioneering video preservation program, inaugurated and co-authored its extensive online publications and digital resources, and established numerous long-range projects and artistic programs. She has curated numerous media-based exhibitions and video programs; lectured at institutions and presented at conferences around the world, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among many others; written extensively on media art, and developed and consulted on numerous curatorial, preservation and educational projects with emerging and established artists. She has served on numerous international festival juries, funding panels, symposia, and advisory boards. She currently serves on the Advisory Committees of Times Square Arts and Collaborative Cataloging Japan, and as Director Emerita of EAI.

Paul Goodwin is a curator, researcher and educator based in London. Goodwin’s research focuses on African diaspora art since 1980 and globalisation in contemporary art production. From 2008 to 2012 as a curator at Tate Britain he directed the pioneering Cross Cultural Programme that explored questions of migration and globalisation in contemporary British art. His curatorial projects include a number of internationally significant exhibitions including: Migrations: Journeys Into British Art, Tate Britain 2012; Thin Black Line(s), Tate Britain, 2011; Coming Ashore, 2011, Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Portugal; Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic (consultant curator), Tate Liverpool, 2010; Underconstruction, Hospital Julius De Matos, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009. He is the Co-Lead Investigator (with Prof Ming Tiampo) of the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities funded international research project: Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation as well as co-founder of the Transnational and Transcultural Arts and Culture Exchange network (TRACE). Recent curatorial projects include: W.E.B. DuBois: Charting Black Lives (House of Illustration, London, UK, 2019, Illustration Embassy, Amsterdam, NL 2021), We Will Walk: Art and Resistance in the American South (Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2020) and Untitled: Art on the Conditions of Our Time, Chapter 2 (touring, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK, Feb. 2021). He is a Trustee (Director) of Lux Moving Image and The Africa Centre in London, an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary Fellow of the Franco-British Council. Goodwin is currently Professor and Chair of Contemporary Art & Urbanism and Director of TrAIN Research Centre (Transnational Art, Identity & Nation) at the University of the Arts London where he also teaches on the MA Fine Art programme at Chelsea College of Arts.

Visual Artist, Curator, Researcher and Professor.
Holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, specializing in Installation. Since 2000, she has developed projects that cross artistic and curatorial practice, her domain of specialization being the performativity of the moving image and the dynamics of the viewer. In the development of her artistic and curatorial projects, she has collaborated with the following institutions and agents, among others: MACBA, Warburg Institute, Archives Yves Klein, Haus Lange-Haus Esters - Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museu do Chiado, Museu de Serralves, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Casa das Histórias, Georges Pompidou Center, Triennial of Architecture, Walter Benjamin Archives, Temps d’Images Festival, Eletronic Arts Intermix, FUSO International Video Festival, CAPC- Coimbra Plastic Arts Circle. She is currently an Integrated Researcher at CEIS20_Universidade de Coimbra, co-coordinating the research line Art and Performance. She teaches in the Masters Courses in Curatorial Studies and PhD in Contemporary Art at the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra.

She is Sub-Director of the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra.

Born and raised in Paris, Benjamin Weil studied art history before moving to New York in 1985, where he worked as an independent curator and art critic, publishing regularly in specialized magazines. In 1995, he co-founded Ada Web, the first digital studio dedicated to the production of art projects online and was its Artistic Director until 1997. In 1998, he was appointed as Director of the New Media Department at ICA London, before moving in 2000 to San Francisco, to assume the position of Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA where he was responsible for the collection of Media Arts.

Weil returned to New York in 2006 to become the Executive Director of Artists Space; he moved back to Europe in 2009 to teach at the IUAV University of Venice. That year, he was appointed as Artistic Director at Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, in Gijón, Spain. In 2014, he became the Artistic Director of Centro Botín (Santander, 2014-20).

Aside from regularly lecturing on contemporary art and participating in numerous juries, Benjamin Weil has conceptualized and directed H BOX, a video art commissioning and peripatetic exhibition project for Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (2005-11); he also curated Untitled (Orchestral), a site-specific installation by João Onofre at MAAT (Lisbon, 2017), among others.

Weil is the Director of the Modern Art Centre, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation since 2021.

Leonor Nazaré (Caldas de Rainha, Portugal, 1963) has been a curator at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum since 1999. In this position, she has commissioned about 50 expositions and coordinated several research projects. She has a doctorate degree in Contemporary Art from the College of Arts at the University of Coimbra (2017). Nazaré completed her M.A.S., La Philosophie et la Cité, at the University of Paris X, Nanterre (1997). She graduated in Modern Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Arts at University of Lisbon (1985). Nazaré has been an art critic since 1989: she was a permanent collaborator for the newspaper Expresso from 1989 to 1997 and occasionally contributed to both national and foreign art magazines. Nazaré was a university professor of aesthetic chairs and art theory, she has been an author of various courses and conferences (about 50 events), and about 100 texts including three books, within her area, and three literary translations.

Isabel Nogueira (b. 1974) holds a PhD in Fine Arts, specialization in Art Sciences (University of Lisbon) and a post-doctorate in History and Theory of Contemporary Art and Image Theory (Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne). She is a contemporary art historian and critic, teacher and essayist. She is a professor at the National Society of Fine Arts, integrated researcher at CIEBA / Faculty of Fine Arts / University of Lisbon, member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She is an art critic for the magazine Contemporânea and a contributor to the magazine Recherches en Esthétique. She is editor/director of the academic journal Arte e Cultura Visual (CIEBA / Faculty of Fine Arts / University of Lisbon). Recent books: Theories of art: from modernism to the present (BookBuilders, 2019, 2nd ed. 2020); Zona de Rebentação (BookBuilders, 2020); How can 'this' be art? Brief essay on art criticism and judgment of taste (Húmus, 2020); History of art in Portugal: from Marcelismo to the end of the 20th century (BookBuilders, 2021); Art Criticism or the Space Between the Work and the World: Chosen Criticism (Húmus, 2021); Histoire de l’art au Portugal, 1968-2000 (Éditions de l’Harmattan, 2022).

Cultural journalist, music critic and chronicler. He has been with the Público newspaper for over twenty years. He has a background in anthropology and sociology. He lived part of his childhood in Niza, grew up in Barreiro, lives in Lisbon, feels like he is from the Alentejo.

Over the years, he’s been an actor, a DJ, a social scientist or a teacher. Now he is more into journalism, but does not practice impartiality and neutrality. Rather, he believes in choices, rigor, transparency, exhibiting plurality, analysis, questioning and the possibility, through culture, by mixing subjects, crossing languages, whether politics, economics, society, music, art and ideas.

He recently released the book Não Dá Para Ficar Parado, where music is the starting point, but only because it includes everything else.

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Jean-François Chougnet

Jean-François Chougnet

Jean-François Chougnet (France) is the artistic director of FUSO and has dedicated his career to cultural policies. He was Managing Director of Villette, Paris (2001-2006). In 2005, he was the General Commissioner of the Year of Brazil in France. He directed the Berardo Foundation in Lisbon from 2007 to 2011. In 2011, Jean-François Chougnet became CEO of Marseille-Provence Capital of European Culture 2013. Since 2014 he is the President of the Musée des Civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée, in Marseille, France.

Lori Zippay

Lori Zippay

Lori Zippay is a New York-based curator, writer and consultant who has been active in media art exhibition, distribution and preservation for over thirty-five years. From the mid-1980s to 2019 she served as Executive Director of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), a nonprofit organization that is a leading resource for media art. She developed EAI’s archive of over 4,000 media artworks, initiated its pioneering video preservation program, inaugurated and co-authored its extensive online publications and digital resources, and established numerous long-range projects and artistic programs. She has curated numerous media-based exhibitions and video programs; lectured at institutions and presented at conferences around the world, including at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Tate Modern, London; and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, among many others; written extensively on media art, and developed and consulted on numerous curatorial, preservation and educational projects with emerging and established artists. She has served on numerous international festival juries, funding panels, symposia, and advisory boards. She currently serves on the Advisory Committees of Times Square Arts and Collaborative Cataloging Japan, and as Director Emerita of EAI.

Paul Goodwin

Paul Goodwin

Paul Goodwin is a curator, researcher and educator based in London. Goodwin’s research focuses on African diaspora art since 1980 and globalisation in contemporary art production. From 2008 to 2012 as a curator at Tate Britain he directed the pioneering Cross Cultural Programme that explored questions of migration and globalisation in contemporary British art. His curatorial projects include a number of internationally significant exhibitions including: Migrations: Journeys Into British Art, Tate Britain 2012; Thin Black Line(s), Tate Britain, 2011; Coming Ashore, 2011, Berardo Collection Museum in Lisbon, Portugal; Afro Modern: Journeys Through the Black Atlantic (consultant curator), Tate Liverpool, 2010; Underconstruction, Hospital Julius De Matos, Lisbon, Portugal, 2009. He is the Co-Lead Investigator (with Prof Ming Tiampo) of the Trans-Atlantic Platform for the Social Sciences and Humanities funded international research project: Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation as well as co-founder of the Transnational and Transcultural Arts and Culture Exchange network (TRACE). Recent curatorial projects include: W.E.B. DuBois: Charting Black Lives (House of Illustration, London, UK, 2019, Illustration Embassy, Amsterdam, NL 2021), We Will Walk: Art and Resistance in the American South (Turner Contemporary, Margate, UK, 2020) and Untitled: Art on the Conditions of Our Time, Chapter 2 (touring, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, UK, Feb. 2021). He is a Trustee (Director) of Lux Moving Image and The Africa Centre in London, an Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, University of Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Honorary Fellow of the Franco-British Council. Goodwin is currently Professor and Chair of Contemporary Art & Urbanism and Director of TrAIN Research Centre (Transnational Art, Identity & Nation) at the University of the Arts London where he also teaches on the MA Fine Art programme at Chelsea College of Arts.

Ana Rito

Ana Rito

Visual Artist, Curator, Researcher and Professor.
Holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, specializing in Installation. Since 2000, she has developed projects that cross artistic and curatorial practice, her domain of specialization being the performativity of the moving image and the dynamics of the viewer. In the development of her artistic and curatorial projects, she has collaborated with the following institutions and agents, among others: MACBA, Warburg Institute, Archives Yves Klein, Haus Lange-Haus Esters - Kunstmuseen Krefeld, Museu do Chiado, Museu de Serralves, Foundation Calouste Gulbenkian, Casa das Histórias, Georges Pompidou Center, Triennial of Architecture, Walter Benjamin Archives, Temps d’Images Festival, Eletronic Arts Intermix, FUSO International Video Festival, CAPC- Coimbra Plastic Arts Circle. She is currently an Integrated Researcher at CEIS20_Universidade de Coimbra, co-coordinating the research line Art and Performance. She teaches in the Masters Courses in Curatorial Studies and PhD in Contemporary Art at the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra.

She is Sub-Director of the College of Arts of the University of Coimbra.

Benjamin Weil

Benjamin Weil

Born and raised in Paris, Benjamin Weil studied art history before moving to New York in 1985, where he worked as an independent curator and art critic, publishing regularly in specialized magazines. In 1995, he co-founded Ada Web, the first digital studio dedicated to the production of art projects online and was its Artistic Director until 1997. In 1998, he was appointed as Director of the New Media Department at ICA London, before moving in 2000 to San Francisco, to assume the position of Curator of Media Arts at SFMOMA where he was responsible for the collection of Media Arts.

Weil returned to New York in 2006 to become the Executive Director of Artists Space; he moved back to Europe in 2009 to teach at the IUAV University of Venice. That year, he was appointed as Artistic Director at Laboral Centro de Arte y Creación Industrial, in Gijón, Spain. In 2014, he became the Artistic Director of Centro Botín (Santander, 2014-20).

Aside from regularly lecturing on contemporary art and participating in numerous juries, Benjamin Weil has conceptualized and directed H BOX, a video art commissioning and peripatetic exhibition project for Fondation d’entreprise Hermès (2005-11); he also curated Untitled (Orchestral), a site-specific installation by João Onofre at MAAT (Lisbon, 2017), among others.

Weil is the Director of the Modern Art Centre, at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation since 2021.

Leonor Nazaré

Leonor Nazaré

Leonor Nazaré (Caldas de Rainha, Portugal, 1963) has been a curator at the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum since 1999. In this position, she has commissioned about 50 expositions and coordinated several research projects. She has a doctorate degree in Contemporary Art from the College of Arts at the University of Coimbra (2017). Nazaré completed her M.A.S., La Philosophie et la Cité, at the University of Paris X, Nanterre (1997). She graduated in Modern Languages and Literatures at the Faculty of Arts at University of Lisbon (1985). Nazaré has been an art critic since 1989: she was a permanent collaborator for the newspaper Expresso from 1989 to 1997 and occasionally contributed to both national and foreign art magazines. Nazaré was a university professor of aesthetic chairs and art theory, she has been an author of various courses and conferences (about 50 events), and about 100 texts including three books, within her area, and three literary translations.

Isabel Nogueira

Isabel Nogueira

Isabel Nogueira (b. 1974) holds a PhD in Fine Arts, specialization in Art Sciences (University of Lisbon) and a post-doctorate in History and Theory of Contemporary Art and Image Theory (Université Paris 1-Panthéon Sorbonne). She is a contemporary art historian and critic, teacher and essayist. She is a professor at the National Society of Fine Arts, integrated researcher at CIEBA / Faculty of Fine Arts / University of Lisbon, member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). She is an art critic for the magazine Contemporânea and a contributor to the magazine Recherches en Esthétique. She is editor/director of the academic journal Arte e Cultura Visual (CIEBA / Faculty of Fine Arts / University of Lisbon). Recent books: Theories of art: from modernism to the present (BookBuilders, 2019, 2nd ed. 2020); Zona de Rebentação (BookBuilders, 2020); How can 'this' be art? Brief essay on art criticism and judgment of taste (Húmus, 2020); History of art in Portugal: from Marcelismo to the end of the 20th century (BookBuilders, 2021); Art Criticism or the Space Between the Work and the World: Chosen Criticism (Húmus, 2021); Histoire de l’art au Portugal, 1968-2000 (Éditions de l’Harmattan, 2022).

Vitor Belanciano

Vitor Belanciano

Cultural journalist, music critic and chronicler. He has been with the Público newspaper for over twenty years. He has a background in anthropology and sociology. He lived part of his childhood in Niza, grew up in Barreiro, lives in Lisbon, feels like he is from the Alentejo.

Over the years, he’s been an actor, a DJ, a social scientist or a teacher. Now he is more into journalism, but does not practice impartiality and neutrality. Rather, he believes in choices, rigor, transparency, exhibiting plurality, analysis, questioning and the possibility, through culture, by mixing subjects, crossing languages, whether politics, economics, society, music, art and ideas.

He recently released the book Não Dá Para Ficar Parado, where music is the starting point, but only because it includes everything else.