Paula Nascimento is an architect and curator with degrees from the Architectural Association School of Architecture and from the LSB University in London. Has collaborated with architecture studios in Oporto and in London before funding with Stefano Pansera Beyond Entropy Africa in 2011 – a research-based collective network that operates on the fields of architecture-urbanism-visual arts and geopolitics. Paula has also been a consultant on a variety of projects including the Angola Pavilion for Expo Milano 2015 and often collaborates with different artist institutions and collectives, both on the continent and abroad. Paula curates the African Galleries at Arco Lisbon 2019, 2020 and 2021. Between 2012 and 2020 was a member of Colectivo Pés Descalços, a Luanda based multi-disciplinary collective developing projects in the cultural field.



Certificate of Excellency – African Architecture Awards 2017


Angola 35º Prize for Arts and Culture


Arc Vision Women and Architecture Prize – Special Award Expo 2015


Angola 35º Prize for Arts and Culture


Golden Lion Award for Best National Participation in 2013 at the 55th International Arts Exposition La Biennale di Venezia



24 Feb – 07 Mar.

KIXIMBI, OVR - South South Platform (ONLINE)


08 Dec.

ARE YOU FOR REAL Curators Tour


19 Nov.

Curatorial Conversations at Glucksman with Christopher Clarke


23 June

Head to head with Koyo Kouoh, Zeitz Mocca Instagram Live


12 May – 13 Jun.

Intrepid Visions, Hangar - Centre for Artistic Research (ONLINE)


28 – 30 May

Henrike Grohs Art Award (POSTPONED)


14 – 17 May

Arco Lisbon (POSTPONED)


05 Dez. – 15 Jan.

Taxidermy of the Future, Siexpo - Natural History Museum, Luanda


24 Oct. – 24 Nov.

Taxidermy of the Future - Film Programme, VI Lubumbashi Biennial


19 – 21 Sept.

Art Night Talks: On the future of artistic and curatorial practices in Africa, Palma de Majorca


15 – 19 May

Arco Lisbon, Millenium Talks


22 Nov. – 5 Jan.

Monica de Miranda, Panorama – Banco Econômico, Luanda


30 Oct. – 20 Nov.

Emerging Architecture Studio based in Luanda, Siexpo Luanda


24 – 26 Oct.

Workshop for critical writing promoted by C& and Ford Foundation, Luanda

Beyond Entropy Africa

Beyond Entropy is a research-based studio practicing architecture, urbanism and cultural analysis. Beyond Entropy uses the concept of energy as a tool to conceive new forms of architecture beyond the rhetoric of sustainability and operates globally in situations of territorial crisis. Beyond Entropy Africa focuses on Luanda as a paradigm for urban conditions in sub-Sahara Africa and has developed several research-based projects, from books to curatorial projects to cultural projects.

Pés Descalços

Is a collective of artists, curators, producers, thinkers, created with the aim of gathering synergies and developing cultural projects focusing on the arts. Its objectives are the creation of collaboration, sharing and education platforms and the development of local projects with regional and global focus. We work in the field of visual arts, curatorship, art direction, photography, consulting of cultural projects, artistic production, workshops, among others.