João Laia is the chief curator for exhibitions at Kiasma – National Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki. Recent projectsinclude Máscaras (Masks) co-curated with Valentinas Klimašauskas and 10000 Years Later Between Venus and Mars (2017-18) at Oporto City Hall Gallery, In Free Fall (2019) at CaixaForum, Barcelona,
Vanishing Point (2019) at Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, Drowning in a Sea of Data (2019) and Transmissions from the Etherspace (2017) at La Casa Encendida, Madrid, foreign bodies (2018) at P420, Bologna, H Y P E R C O N N E C T E D (2016) at MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art and Hybridize or Disappear (2015) at MNAC – National Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon.
Together with Klimašauskas, Laia is co-curating the 14th Baltic Triennial at the CAC in Vilnius. (2021).