Ana Bigotte Vieira
Ana Bigotte Vieira is completing her PhD thesis in Contemporary Culture for which she has received a grant from FCT. Her research centers on the 'cultural transformation' that occurred in Portugal after it joined the European Union in the 1980s, focusing on the performative role played by the opening of the Modern Art Museum. Vieira was a Visiting Scholar at Tisch/NYU Performance Studies from 2009 to 2012. She graduated in Modern and Contemporary History at ISCTE, and undertook post-graduate studies in Contemporary Culture at Universidade NOVA de Lisboa and in Theatre Studies at Universidade de Lisboa. She works as a theatre and dance dramaturge. Founding member of baldio - performance studies, research collective, and member of Jeux Sans Frontièresplatform she has been curating small-scale discursive and performative events around Arts and Politics together with Sandra Lang. Vieira has translated, among others, Agamben, Lazzarato, Pirandello, Ravenhill, Ruccello and Scimone. Together with Luis Trindade and Giulia Bonalli, she was co-curator of the cycle When Were the 1980s?.