João Simões (Rio de Janeiro, 1979) is a curator, artist, researcher and educator. He founded, with Cláudio Bueno, the Explode! Platform, which researches and experiences notions of gender, race and class, based on cultural and artistic practices perceived as peripheral, also crossing the fields of pedagogy, urbanism and social justice. He is also a member of the study group Extremidades: audiovisual networks, film, performance and contemporary art, coordinated by Christine Mello at PUC-SP. He has participated in curatorships, public speeches and performances in several cultural institutions.