Joćo Ribas (b. 1979, Portugal) has been appointed as Deputy Director and Senior Curator of Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art
, in Porto, Portugal.
A graduate of the New School of Social Research in New York, Ribas was Curator at The Drawing Center, New York, from 2007 to 2009, and the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, Massachusetts where he worked as Curator until 2013.
Ribas is the winner of four consecutive AICA Exhibition Awards (200811) and of an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award (2010). His recent curated projects include In the Holocene (2012), an exhibition on art, science, and speculation, and exhibitions of the work of Chris Marker, Amalia Pica, Joachim Koester, Akram Zaatari, Manon de Boer, Frances Stark, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Ree Morton, and Matt Mullican, among others. His writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Artforum, Mousse, and Art in America, and he has been a contributor to numerous books, catalogs, and monographs. Ribas has also been a visiting lecturer for institutions and organizations worldwide, and has taught at Yale University, the School of Visual Arts, New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
Suzanne Cotter, Director of the Serralves Museum said: "We are delighted that Joćo Ribas will join Serralves as Deputy Director and Senior Curator. He is an internationally distinguished curator known for the originality of his exhibitions and for his deep commitment to artists and ideas. He will make a vital contribution to the Museum“s programming and its artistic direction."
Joćo Ribas commented: Im thrilled to be joining the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, and to work with Director Suzanne Cotter and the fantastic staff to support the museums“ leading role in presenting and fostering the understanding of contemporary art from a global perspective. With its exceptional architecture, diverse programming, and exemplary collection, the Serralves Museum continues to engage audiences and encourage experimentation, research, and innovation.