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João Laia (born 1981, Lisbon) is a writer and curator and since June 2019 chief curator of Kiasma Helsinki. Recent projects were held at Moderna Museet in Stockholm, MNAC - National Museum of Contemporary in Lisbon, Delfina Foundation, South London Gallery, Cell Project Space, Whitechapel Gallery London, amongst others. He has published in magazines and newspapers such as frieze, Mousse, Spike Art Quarterly, Flash Art, and others.

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