*1983 in São Paulo, Brazil
lives and works between Madrid and São Paulo
Journalist, interdisciplinary artist and researcher working in the intersections of digital culture, activism and contemporary arts.
For the last 15 years, he has been a free culture advocate and part of a wide range of commons-based initiatives fighting for power distribution and people's participation in decision-making.
His artistic practices, nearly always in collective, critically explore power under techno-capitalism through installation, publishing, media art and performing arts. His works have been presented in institutions such as Ars Electronica, MACBA, Bienal Sur, MAM Rio, Instituto Tomie Othake, SESC, Cryptorave among others.
His scholarly focus is on tracking and promoting commons-based practices among art collectives, with particular attention to horizontal governance models and emerging organisational aesthetics from the Global South.
He holds a MA in Visual Arts from the Institute of Arts of the São Paulo State University, and a BA in Journalism and Mass Communications from the Faculty of Architecture, Arts, Communication and Design of the same university. Additionally, he holds a postgraduate diploma from the Independent Studies Program of the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (PEI-MACBA).
Lucas currently serves as Communications Lead at the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKFN).
He is also a PhD candidate in Arts, Literature and Cultural Studies in the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM).
lucas [at] pretti-et.al
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