Lídia Pereira

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Lídia Pereira (1990, PT) is an artist and researcher whose work focuses on the political economy of the internet, algorithmic governance and labour in and around corporate social networks. She is currently a candidate in the PhDArts programme of the Leiden University Academy of Creative and Performing Arts and the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague where she is investigating the uses of videogames as feminist tactical media.

Lídia Pereira studied at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam (MA Media Design and Communication, 2015) and at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (BA Communication Design). Her practice bridges the fields of graphic design, art, digital media and infrastructure, critical theory, and publishing.

In 2015, she founded the Pervasive Labour Union zine, a semi-regular publication in which contributors reflect on topics relating to labour on corporate social networks, algorithmic governance, and alternative digital infrastructures. She is a member of Varia, a collective-space in Rotterdam focused on everyday technologies.

She has presented her work at Transmediale, Impakt, V2_, Spui25 and the Making Public Conference. She has given guest lectures and workshops at the Piet Zwart Institute, Willem de Kooning Academy, Mz* Baltazar, and Baltan Laboratories. In 2019, her essay “Redirecting Responsibility: From Structural Insecurity to Systemic Depression” was published by the Institute of Network Cultures. (2022, 2022)