Inês Moreira (1977, PT) is an architect, curator and postdoctoral researcher. Currently affiliated to IHA-FCSH, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, funded by the Foundation of Science and Technology. Guest Professor at the Fine Arts Faculty, University of Porto, lecturing on Contemporary Culture and on Curatorial Studies. Co-editor of Jornal Arquitectos [Architect’s Newspaper], the Portuguese Association of Architects’ official magazine.

Holds a PhD degree in Curatorial Knowledge (Goldsmiths College, University of London, 2014); a Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Culture (Metropolis, UPC/CCCB, Barcelona, 2003); graduated in Architecture (FAUP, Porto, 2001).

Her research engages with ruined architectures, collective memories, outcast historical buildings and other man-made territories, such as postindustrial landscapes or spaces. She essays readings of architecture as a cultural field, exploring new curatorial epistemologies within the urban, the visual and the techno-cultural critique.



Since 2001, I have been engaged with ruined architectures, collective memories, outcast historical buildings and with other man-made territories, such as postindustrial landscapes or spaces. My research revolves and materializes as curated exhibitions, cultural programming, ephemeral architectural projects, and as well as editorial and written work at both academic and cultural publications.

As a researcher/curator, I am interested on the epistemologies of curating, especially on strategies for curating architecture and space, on the critique of techno-culture, and globally on urban and visually engaged cultures.

In the past, I have worked and collaborated with different national and international organizations:

House of Memory of Guimarães
Chief curator of the new permanent exhibition and collection  (2014–16)

Technical Unconscious
Curator of the European Project at Cooperativa dos Pedreiros, Porto (2013–2014)

Guimarães 2012, European Capital of Culture
Cultural programmer and curator of Architecture (2010–2012)

Lab’Bel, Laboratory of Contemporary Art
Cultural consultant and scenographer (since 2010)

Alternativa, Gdansk Contemporary Art Festival
Co-curator of Materiality exhibition (2012)

Master program in Museum Studies, University of Porto
Guest assistant professor at FLUP (2009–2011)  ​

Evento 2009, the Bordeux Public Art Biennial
Co-curator of public program (2008–09)

Rectorate of the University of Porto
Curator, scenographerproducer (2006–)

Institute of Art, Portuguese Ministry of Culture
Coordinator of the Laboratory of Experimental Art (2003–05)

As an architect, I have designed exhibition display and scenography for several cultural venues in France, Poland, Spain, and Portugal. And, long time ago, in the 20th century, I was part of the team of two architectural offices, EMBT — Enric Miralles Benedetta Tagliabue (Barcelona) and F. Távora and J.B. Távora (Porto).

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Goldsmiths, University of London
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University of Porto
Instituto de História de Arte — R&D Unit, FCSH-UNL