Sofia Victorino is the Daskalopoulos Director of Education and Public Programmes at the Whitechapel Gallery leading a programme of artists’ residencies and commissions; schools and community projects; public programmes, performance and film. Previously Head of Education and Public Programmes at Serralves Museum of Contemporary art, Porto (2002-2011), her research interests focus on art, peformativity and social practice. Selected curatorial projects and commissions at Whitechapel Gallery include Mikhail Karikis: “No Ordinary Protest” (2018); Emanuel Almborg: “Learning Matter” (2017) Assemble: “Brickfield” (2017), Samson Kambalu: “Introduction to Nyau Cinema” (2016), Rivane Neuenschwander: “The Name of Fear” (2015), Luke Fowler and Mark Fell: “Computers and Cooperative Music-making” (2015), Peter Liversidge: “Notes on Protesting” (2015), Bart Lodewijks: “White Li(n)es” (2014-15), Francis Upritchard: “Do What You Will” (2014), Fraser Muggeridge: “Mimeographica Alphabetica” (2014), Heather and Ivan Morison: “Smile All the While” (2013), Theaster Gates: “Soul Manufacturing Corporation” (2013) and Claire Pentecost: “Old Friends and Unloved Others” (2013).
Sofia is on the Advisory Committee for the William Townsend Memorial Lecture Series at the Slade School of Fine Art; and on the advisory board for the Documents of Contemporary Art series, co-published by Whitechapel Gallery and The MIT Press. She has lectured on the MA Curating the Contemporary (London Metropolitan University) and the MA in Contemporary Art and Education (Goldsmiths).