Helena Mendes Pereira

Helena Mendes Pereira is a curator and researcher in contemporary artistic and cultural practices. She often ventures into dramaturgy and collaborates, as a producer, in projects related to music and theater, where she has many of her professional roots. She has a degree in Art History (FLUP); attended the specialization in Museology (FLUP) and the postgraduate degree in Management of the Arts (UCP). She holds a master’s degree in Communication, Art and Culture (ICS-UMinho) and a PhD in Communication Sciences (ICS-UMinho), with a thesis on Curatorship as a communication process for Contemporary Art. Currently, she is the general manager and curator of the zet gallery (Braga) and is part of the team at the Fundação Bienal de Arte de Cerveira as curator, having started this professional career in the summer of 2007. Within the scope of education and cultural mediation regularly guides visits to contemporary art exhibitions and museums, having already taught the subject in various educational institutions. Since September 2018, teaches at the University of Minho, namely at the Institute of Languages ​​and Human Sciences (Master in Translation and Multilingual Communication) and at the School of Architecture (Degree in Visual Arts), as a Invited Professor.