Italian curator and critic Beatrice Leanza is the executive director of the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology in Lisbon.
Leanza describes her work as research-led experimentalism, with a focus on cultural strategies for social engagement, community building and place-making.
Before she was appointed executive director of MAAT, Leanza was the creative director for Beijing Design Week from 2013 to 2016. She was also a curator at Beijing's China Art Archives and Warehouse (CAAW), the alternative art space founded by artist Ai Weiwei.
Leanza set up research studio Bao Atelier in the late 1990s and co-founded urban and social impact organisation B/Side Design in 2017.