Joao Santos

Lisbon and Norway —


Member Since January 10, 2007

Joao Santos is a Portuguese artist photographer who is represented by the Art Lounge gallery; Lisbon, Portugal, and Art Traffik; Paris, France. 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 Santos (b. 1968, Portugal) visual artist, photographer email: mobile +351914623904 / +4745503719 LinkedIn: Twitter: @uknow1968 Instagram: joao_santos_visual_artist () EDUCATION 1992-4 / Cinema, Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema; Lisboa, Portugal () SOLO EXHIBITIONS 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 () GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2017 / Art Traffik; Paris, France 2015 / The Art Below Summer Show at the Muse Gallery; London, UK 2013 / INCOGNITO Friends of Art - Naples Museum of Art (Daniels Pavilion); Naples FL, USA 2012 / GANG BANG // GROUP SHOW at Box43; Zurich, Switzerland 2012 / PUNCTUM CONTRA PUNCTUM International Exhibition of Visual Art, Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts; Tbilisi, Georgia 2010 / Snap to Grid at LACDA with the Downtown Art Walk; Los Angeles CA, USA  2010 / International Award for Digital and Photographic Art, Chianciano Art Museum; Chianciano, Italy 2009 / Art Raw Gallery (inaugural exhibit); New York, USA () RESIDENCIES 2015 / Artist-in-residence with Taliesin at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture; Spring Green WI, USA *with grants from the Luso-American Development Foundation and Ted Decker Catalyst Fund () COMMISSIONS 2017 / A work of 15 large photography diptychs for Soprema Group; France () MEDIA FESTIVALS / ART EVENTS 2015 / EXPOSURE *RAW - Natural Born Artists; London, UK 2010 / SIGNS (installation art) at POP UP LISBOA; Lisbon, Portugal 2010 / FEEDBACK at LACDA with Downtown Art Walk; Los Angeles CA, USA 2007 / Digital Fringe; Melbourne, Australia () AWARDS 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 () PRESS AND MEDIA COVERAGE 2016 / Interview - Shadows and Layers: Talking with Photographer Joao Santos; Uptown Gentlemen e-magazine 2015 / Interview - (blog) 2014 / Feature - Level 25 Artjournal, issue n. 6 (pages 54-61); Phoenix AZ, USA 2012 / Interview - Le Cool magazine, issue December; Lisbon, Portugal 2012 / Forgotten Memories - BIZCO art magazine, issue n. 10 (pages 21-30) 2012 / Carnival - Hesa Inprint, issue Masquerade (page 25); Finland 2011 / Water Series - Silhouette magazine, issue winter 2011 - The Colour & Animation (pages 71-81) 2007 / I, Me, Myself (5 page weekly feature) - Friday magazine at Gulf News (Dubai leading daily newspaper) () *CityLights and SIGNS are both ArtBase at (at the New Museum, NY)