João Ribas

João Ribas is Director of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. He was previously Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (2009-2013) and at The Drawing Center, New York (2007-2009). Ribas is the winner of four consecutive AICA Exhibition Awards (2008–11) and of an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award (2010). His recent exhibitions include In the Holocene (MIT) on art, science, and speculation, and exhibitions of the work of Chris Marker, Amalia Pica, Joachim Koester, Akram Zaatari, The Otolith Group, Otto Piene, Frances Stark, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and Ree Morton, among others. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Artforum, Mousse, and Art in America, and he has been a contributor to numerous catalogs and books, including Contemporary Art: From 1989 to the Present (Wiley-Blackwell, 2013) and Realism Materialism Art (Sternberg/CCS Bard, forthcoming). A visiting lecturer for institutions and organizations worldwide, he is currently a lecturer at Yale University, and has taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).

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Curators’ Top Picks Under 35

With Suzanne Cotter, Raimundas Malašauskas, and João Ribas

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FAX Talk with João Ribas

The Burnaby Art Gallery presents a lecture with João Ribas for their presentation of FAX.

Curated by Ribas, FAX invites artists, architects, designers, scientists, and filmmakers to think of the fax machine as a drawing tool. Read more about the exhibition here. The exhibition was co-organized by The Drawing Center, New York, and ICI, and circulated by ICI.

All Burnaby Art Gallery Lecture Series events are free of charge, however seating is limited. To reserve your spot call 604.297.4422. For more information visit

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FAX invites a multigenerational group of artists, as well as architects, designers, scientists and filmmakers, to conceive of the fax machine as a tool for thinking and drawing.

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