Liliana Coutinho



Liliana Coutinho (Lisbon, 1977) is a curator and Debates and Conferences programmer at Culturgest, in Lisbon. She holds a PhD in Aesthetics and Art Sciences from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and is a researcher at IHC — NOVA FCSH. She is a guest lecturer in the Postgraduate Programme in Art Curatorship at NOVA School of Social Sciences and Humanities.

She was part of the curatorial team of the INDEX 2022 Art and Technology festival (12 to 22 May 2022, Braga). She was the editorial coordinator of Close-Up (Orfeu Negro, 2022), by Ana Borralho & João Galante, a book that refers to the 20 years of artistic collaboration of this duo. Co-edited the book Paisagens Imprevistas (2020), dedicated to the 10th anniversary of the Materiais Diversos Festival. She has published, among others: “O delicado fio do comum”, in André Guedes, Ensaios para uma antológica (Kunsthalle Lissabon and Cura Books, 2016); “L’objet: ni un fétiche ni une preuve, mais un don pour la performance”, in Performance Vie d’Archive (Les presses du réel, 2014); “O Coro, outra vez”, in Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker em Lisboa (INCM, 2013); “On the utility of a universal’s fiction”, in Gimme Shelter: Global Discourses In Aesthetics (Amsterdam University Press, 2013); “Hearing our pathway – A Sensous Walk”, in Mobility and Fantasy in Visual Culture (London: Routledge, 2013).

She was responsible for the Educational Service of the Serralves Museum. As a researcher and curator, she has collaborated with the Maria Matos Municipal Theatre, CAM — Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Serralves Museum, Le Plateau (Paris), Artistas Unidos  and Atelier Re.Al.


Research fields

  • Aesthetics and art sciences
  • Epistemology
  • Cultural biology
  • Critic

Selected publications

  • Coutinho, Liliana, “O palco da “comunidade dos que não têm nada emcomum”,” in Como viver juntos? Sobre ética animal e do ambiente, organised by Ana Leonor Santos and André Barata, 67-80. Covilhã: Praxis – Centro de Filosofa, Política e Cultura / Universidade da Beira Interior, 2022.
  • Coutinho, Liliana, “O tempo da Serpente – Eros e o fazer da pintura,” in Formas que se tornam outras. Júlio Pomar, organised by Sara Antónia Matos and Pedro Faro. Lisbon: Documenta / Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar, 2019. [link]
  • Coutinho, Liliana, “Ana Vieira,” in The Zero Alternative: Ernesto de Sousa and some other aesthetic operators in Portuguese art and poetry from the 1960s onwards. OEI #80/81, edited by Jonas Ma (J) Magnusson, Cecilia Grönberg, Hugo Canoilas and Tobi Maier. Stockholm: After 8 Books, 2018. [link]
  • Coutinho, Liliana, “Ana Vieira – Uma casa tocada pelo olhar,” in História da arte nos Açores (c. 1427-2000), coordinated by Delfim Sardo, João Vieira Caldas and Vítor Serrão. Ponta Delgada: Secretaria Regional da Educação e Cultura dos Açores, 2018.
  • Coutinho, Liliana, “Quando a Performance encontra o museu: em diálogo com Catherine Wood,” in Performance na Esfera Pública, organised by Ana Pais. Lisbon: Orfeu Negro, 2017. [link]


Main projects



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