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Paula Nascimento

Paula Nascimento (b. Luanda, 1981) is an architect and independent curator based in Luanda, Angola. She is the co-founder of Beyond Entropy Africa (2010-16), a research studio that has worked in architecture, visual arts, and geopolitics. She has developed a series of artistic and curatorial projects including Luanda Encyclopedic City, the award-winning Angola Pavilion at the Biennial of Venice in 2013. As an independent curator, she has worked on interdisciplinary projects exploring themes related to post-colonial cities, and contemporary readings for historical themes. She has curated several exhibitions in Angola, South Africa, Portugal, Italy and has participated at Experimenta Design, Triennale di Milano, Bamako Biennial and the VI Lubumbashi Biennial. Since 2019 she has been curator of Foco √Āfrica at Arco Lisboa. Paula is currently the chair of the artistic committee at Nesr Art Foundation and associate curator of the VII Lubumbabshi Biennale.