Marta Espiridião (She, They)

Marta Espiridião (She, They) Graduated in Sciences of Art and Heritage (Fine Arts, Lisbon), has a post-grad in Contemporary Art Studies and Curating from the Faculty of Letters of Lisbon, a Master in Sciences of Communication in FCSH Lisbon, and is currently starting a Ph.D. program in Transart Institute with the research project “Feminist Killjoys: New Embodiments in Moving Image”. Independent curator and researcher, created several independent curatorial projects, of which is highlighted “Bodies in Space – critical archive of non-normative experiences of the city” (Lisbon), a critical space to re-think the place of non-normative bodies within urban landscapes, how they relate to common surroundings, and in what ways the city exerts discriminatory violence over identities and bodies. In the last years curated many exhibitions and programs, like the collective exhibition and public program “Error 417: Expectation Failed” (2021-2), winning project of the curatorial competition “Expo’98 no Porto”, Oporto Municipal Gallery; or “Sonic Materialities” (2020), an engagement program and exhibition of Andreia Santana, funding awarded by the Criatório Competition; and the exhibition of João Gabriel, “de noite todos os gatos” (2019), and was also responsible for the creation of the project “cool ain’t cool anymore” (2018), a multidisciplinary programme that included two solo and one collective show, and an informal knowledge platform called 2cool4school. Writes about contemporary art for several outlets.