Joao Santos


Member Since January 10, 2007

João Santos is a Portuguese artist photographer who is represented by the gallery Art Lounge Lisbon, Portugal.

His photography blends a variety of influences from design to abstraction and minimalism, exploring new forms of communication while also developing his own unique style and techniques. The work takes documenting the world around us as a point of departure but through Joao’s vision becomes an exploration of visual sensation.

João has exhibited in solo and group shows in both Portugal and abroad. He is also regularly represented by the Gallery Art Lounge in different Art Fairs. In Dubai he has had significant press coverage from the Friday Magazine (Gulf News). His CityLights and Signs artworks are both Artbase selection at Rhizome at the New Museum; NY.

João Santos
visual artist (photographer)
tel. +351914623904 (mobile)
Twitter: @uknow1968

1992-1994, Cinema (not finished)

Interview, BrainArt blog (June 2015)

The Art Below Summer Show at the Muse Gallery; London, UK (June 4 – 28, 2015)

Taliesin Artist Residency Program; Spring Green WI, USA (July 7 – August 4, 2015)

Fortaleza International Mail Art Biennial; Fortaleza, Brazil (August 7-30, 2015)

2009, 'CityLights from Dubai', Fundação Marquês de Pombal; Linda-a-Velha, Portugal

2008, CityLights (slideshow projection with music), Fábrica Braço de Prata; Lisbon, Portugal

2008, 'CityLights from Dubai', Galeria Art Lounge; Lisbon, Portugal

2013, INCOGNITO - Friends of Art - Naples Museum of Art; Naples FL, USA (Daniels Pavilion – January 31)

2012, "GANG BANG // GROUP SHOW" at Box43; Zurich, Switzerland (August 29 - October 1)

2012, 'PUNCTUM CONTRA PUNCTUM' International Exhibition of Visual Art,
Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts; Tbilisi, Georgia (June 10 - 20)

2010, "Snap to Grid" at LACDA with the Downtown Art Walk; Los Angeles CA, USA (Nov 11-Dec 4)

2010, International Award for Digital and Photographic Art,
Chianciano Art Museum; Chianciano, Italy (September 18-25)

2009, Art Raw Gallery (inaugural exhibit); New York, USA

2015, EXPOSURE *RAW - Natural Born Artists; London, UK (April 16)

2010, 'SIGNS' (installation art) at POP UP LISBOA; Lisbon, Portugal

2010, "FEED_BACK" at LACDA (via LIVE@808) with Downtown Art Walk; Los Angeles CA, USA (July 8-24)

2008, 2007, Digital Fringe; Melbourne, Australia

2011, “StoryTeller” finalist (The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards)
(Special catalog/book edition featuring the awarded series)

2010, Merit Prize, International Award for Digital and Photographic Art, Chianciano Art Museum;
Chianciano, Italy (September 18 - 25)

2014, Two photographs (Water Series) published online for the Sustainable Silicon Valley/Call for Art (2014)

2012, Evidência Astoria (creative hotel); Lisbon, Portugal
(four large light boxes with CityLights photo/collages at the lobby and restaurant of the hotel)

2011, Almada Guest House; Porto, Portugal
(photos on the website)

2009, The Cambrian Hotel; Adelboden, Switzerland
(artworks/prints in the wellness area, and photos on the website and promotional brochures/catalogs)
(online shopping website representing several artists)

2014, Article in Level 25 Artjournal (online art magazine); Phoenix AZ, USA
issue n. 6 (pags 54-61)

2012, Interview in Le Cool magazine; Lisbon, Portugal
December issue

2012, 'Forgotten Memories' in BIZCO art magazine
issue n. 10 (pags 21-30)

2012, 'Carnival' in Hesa Inprint (online and print art magazine); Finland
issue Masquerade (page 25)

2011, Ad for Epson with 'SIGNS' in UMBIGO magazine; Lisbon, Portugal
(Dec. issue)

2011, 'Water Series' in Silhouette magazine
issue winter 2011 - The Colour & Animation (pags 71-81)

2007, I, Me, Myself (5 page weekly feature) in Friday magazine at Gulf News (Dubai leading daily newspaper)

1. 'CityLights' and 'Signs' are both ArtBase Selection at Rhizome at the New Museum; New York, USA
1a. 'CityLights' is partially available online on coroflot

2. Selected photographic artworks (slideshows with music)