LILIA MESTRE (Lisboa 1968) is a performing artist and researcher based in Brussels working mainly in collaboration with other artists. She interested in art practice as a medial tool between several domains of semiotical existence. Mestre works with assemblages, scores and inter-subjective set ups as an artist, curator, dramaturge and teacher. As a researcher Mestre is interested in forms of sociability artistic practice propose. She thinks that those forms of sociability display ecologies of relation that become perceptual learning processes constitutive of affective and ethical value. From the black box, to the white cube, the class room, the auditorium, to the public space she has been developing performative strategies to engage in the questions of what is present and how can it manifest itself in each particular situation. More specifically what kind of singularities appear between the individual, the collective, the material and the environmental. She was co-funder of Bains Connective Art Laboratory in Brussels (1997). An artist run, pluri-disciplinary working place for experimental practices where she took the role of project dramaturge in 2006 and artistic coordinator between 2009 and 2016. Since 2008 she has been mentor, workshop facilitator and associated program curator at a.pass (advanced performance and scenography studies) - a platform for artistic research practices in Brussels - where she has been developing a research on scores as pedagogical tool titled Scorescapes. In 2019 - 2021 she’s collaborating with Prof. Jill Halstead and Prof. Brandon LaBelle in Social Acoustic - a research project supported by the University of Bergen, Norway. And with Nikolaus Gansterer and Alex Arteaga in Contigent Agencies - a research project supported by PEEK -Vienna, AU. Since 2017 Mestre is artistic coordinator and co-curator of a.pass.