Lisbon-born Filipa Ramos, Ph.D., is a writer and curator whose research focuses on how culture addresses ecology. She is Director of the Contemporary Art Department of the city of Porto.
She is Curator of Art Basel Film and founded the online artists’ cinema Vdrome. Ongoing and upcoming projects include the arts, humanities and science festival The Shape of a Circle in the Mind of a Fish (since 2018) and Persons Persone Personen, the 8th Biennale Gherdëina (2022), both with Lucia Pietroiusti. In 2021, she co-curated “Bodies of Water”, the 13th Shanghai Biennale. In 2019, she curated “Animalesque” at Bildmuseet Umeå, Sweden, and BALTIC, UK.
Ramos was Editor-in-Chief of art-agenda/e-flux, Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal and contributed for Documenta 13 and 14. She authored Lost and Found (Silvana Editoriale, 2009) and edited Animals (MIT Press, 2016). She is Lecturer at the Master Programme of Institute Art Gender Nature FHNW Academy of Arts and Design, Basel.
Photo by Filipa Brito