The work of architect and urbanist Paulo Tavares deals with the relations between conflict and space. His design and visual art practice as well as his research and writing spans various media and conceptual formats.
His work has been exhibited in different international venues, such as Sharjah Biennial 13 (in collaboration with Ursula Biemann) (2017); BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht, The Netherlands (2015); Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires (2015); Insert2014, New Delhi; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin (2014); Home Workspace Program, Ashkal Alwan, Beirut (2013) and Taipai Biennial (2012).
Tavares has lectured in different contexts and locations, including ETH-Zurich; Pérez Art Museum, Miami; Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; Vera List Center for Arts and Politics, New York and Mercosul Biennial, Porto Alegre, Brazil. He was a visiting scholar at the School of Architecture, Princeton University, US and previously held teaching posts at the School of Architecture, Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador, Quito and London Metropolitan University. Between 2008 and 2012, Tavares taught at the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London and acted as the coordinator of the MA programme in Contemporary Art Theory.
He received a research grant from the Graham Foundation (2012) and holds a PhD from the Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Born in 1980 in São Paulo, Tavares currently lives and works in Quito and London.
This person was part of Sharjah Biennial 13.