Filipe Pais (PhD)

Filipe Pais is a lecturer, researcher, curator and artist living between London and Paris.

Filipe has been particularly interested by the ways contemporary art and design movements inquire technological agendas, dealing with issues such as transparency, blackboxing, behavior, play, dematerialization, flow, immersion, algorithmic governance, ecology and life after google.

At the moment, he is a research associate at the Reflective Interaction group from EnsadLab (the laboratory of EnsAD – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris) and he teaches in the fields of art, design and games at Noroff University in Norway, Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University, Parsons New School in Paris and Sciences Po in Reims.

During his doctoral research entitled Experience and Meaning-making Process in Interactive Arts – The influence of play and aesthetic distance in interactive art encounters (UT Austin Portugal, FEUP, University of Porto), Filipe was interested by the aesthetics of play in art experience. After this, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the project The Behavior of Things (EnsadLab and University Paris 8) exploring the notion of behavior in objects. He was also a student of SPEAP, a Master of Arts and Politics conducted by Bruno Latour and Valérie Pihet at Sciences Po, Paris.

In the last years he curated the exhibitions Playmode (Maat, Lisbon, 2019), From Bits to Paper (Le Shadok, Strasbourg, 2016) and Re-enter Lisbon (CPAI, Lisbon, 2012). His artworks have been featured in several art festivals and events in Portugal and abroad.



• Pais, F. (2018). From Bits to Paper, Art Book Magazine, Paris.

• Pais, F. (2018). Le Retour des Objets, Quasi Objets et Super-objets. éd. Fondation Calouste Gulbenkian — Délégation en France, Paris, 2018.