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Biography of the artist and the curator

Salomé Lamas studied cinema in Lisbon and Prague, visual arts in Amsterdam and is a Ph.D candidate in contemporary art studies in Coimbra.

Her work has been screened both in art venues and film festivals such as Berlinale, BAFICI, Museo Arte Reina Sofia, FIAC, MNAC – Museu do Chiado, DocLisboa, Cinema du Réel, Visions du Réel, MoMA – Museum of Modern Art, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Harvard Film Archive, Museum of Moving Images NY, Jewish Museum NY, Fid Marseille, Arsenal Institut fur film und videokunst, Viennale, Culturgest, CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém, Hong Kong FF, Museu de Serralves, Tate Modern, CPH: DOX, Centre d’Art Contemporain de Genève, Bozar , Tabakalera, ICA  London,  TBA 21 Foundation, Mostra de São Paulo, CAC Vilnius, MALBA, FAEMA, SESC São Paulo, MAAT, La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, among others.

Lamas was granted several fellowships such as The Gardner Film Study Center Fellowship – Harvard University, The Rockefeller Foundation – Bellagio Center, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fondación Botín, Sundance, Bogliasco Foundation, The MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD.

She collaborates with Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Elias Querejeta Zine Eskola. She collaborates with the production company O Som e a Fúria and is represented by Miguel Nabinho Gallery. 

Emília Tavares is an art curator, critic and historian of art.

Senior curator (photography  and new media) at the Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea, Lisboa. She graduated at Faculdade de Letras, Universidade de Lisboa in Art History and has a MA in Art History, Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas.

Tavares' main field of research has been Portuguese photography and visual culture. As curator she has presented several exhibitions, about Portuguese photography and contemporary Portuguese art. She publishes regularly in specialized newspapers, magazines and catalogues, and she currently teaches at various educational institutions.