André Mesquita is a researcher who focuses on the relationships between art, politics, and activism. He holds a PhD in Social History from the University of São Paulo. He is the author of the books Insurgências poéticas: arte ativista e ação coletiva (2011), Mapas dissidentes: proposições sobre um mundo em crise, 1960-2010 (2013), Esperar não é saber: arte entre o silêncio e a evidência (2015), and co-author of Desinventario: esquirlas de Tucumán Arde en el archivo de Graciela Carnevale (2015). As a member of the Red Conceptualismos del Sur (Southern Conceptualisms Network), he was one the curators of the exhibition Perder la forma humana: una imagen sísmica de los años ochenta en América Latina (Museo Reina Sofía, 2012). Also, he was the co-curator of the exhibition Politicization of Friendship (Moderna Galerija/Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana, 2014).