João Ribas is Deputy Director and Senior Curator of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. He was previously Curator at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (2009-2013), and Curator at The Drawing Center, New York (2007-2009).
He is the winner of four consecutive AICA Exhibition Awards (2008–11) and of an Emily Hall Tremaine Exhibition Award (2010). His writing has appeared in numerous books and publications such as Artforum, Mousse, Art in America, and ArtReview. His recent publications include Cheyney Thompson (Walter Koenig, 2013); Amalia Pica (MCA Chicago, 2013); Otto Piene: Lichtballett (MIT List, 2012) and an edited volume of the writings of Frances Stark (MIT List, 2010).
A visiting lecturer for institutions and organizations worldwide, he currently teaches at the Yale University School of Art, and has taught at School of Visual Arts, New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).