Paula Nascimento (Luanda, 1981) is an architect and independent curator based in Luanda. She is co-founder of Beyond Entropy Africa (2010-16), a research studio that has worked in architecture, visual arts, and geopolitics. She has developed a series of artistic and curatorial projects including Luanda Encyclopedic City, the award-winning Angola Pavilion at the Biennial of Venice in 2013. As an independent curator, she has worked on interdisciplinary projects exploring themes related to post-colonial cities, and contemporary readings for historical themes. She is the curator of several exhibitions in Angola, South Africa, Portugal, Italy and has participated at Experimenta Design, Triennale di Milano, Bamako Biennial and the VI Lubumbashi Biennial. Since 2019 she has been curator of Foco África at Arco Lisboa. Recent projects include the curatorship of Kiximbi, a special project for the upcoming South-South VEZA platform, of the Rhizomes exhibition in Bordeaux, integrated into Saison Africa 2020, of the interdisciplinary digital platform, Are You For Real (commissioned by ifa) and the participation in the 17th Biennial of Architecture. She collaborates with several educational projects, is part of the curatorial team of the next Bienal de Lubumbashi and is President of the Nesr Art Foundation’s Committee of Curators.