Joao Santos
Since 2007
rigel3040@yahoo.com
Works in Linda-a-Velha Portugal

ARTBASE (3)
PORTFOLIO (3)
BIO
João Santos is a Portuguese artist photographer who is represented by the gallery Art Lounge http://www.artlounge.com.pt 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.
http://rhizome.org/profile/joaosantos/

João Santos
visual artist (photographer)
email: rigel3040@yahoo.com
tel. +351914623904 (mobile)
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/pub/joao-santos/15/1B6/69
Twitter: @uknow1968

EDUCATION
1992-1994, Cinema (not finished)
http://www.estc.ipl.pt

UPCOMING
Interview, BrainArt blog (June 2015)
http://www.brainart.it/brainart/

The Art Below Summer Show at the Muse Gallery; London, UK (June 4 – 28, 2015)
http://www.artbelow.org.uk/ab/Home.action
http://www.themuseat269.com/

Taliesin Artist Residency Program; Spring Green WI, USA (July 7 – August 4, 2015)
http://taliesin.edu/tarp/

Fortaleza International Mail Art Biennial; Fortaleza, Brazil (August 7-30, 2015)
http://bienalpostalfortaleza.blogspot.pt/p/edital-en.html

SOLO EXHIBITS
2009, 'CityLights from Dubai', Fundação Marquês de Pombal; Linda-a-Velha, Portugal
http://www.fmarquesdepombal.pt/engine.php?cat=4

2008, CityLights (slideshow projection with music), Fábrica Braço de Prata; Lisbon, Portugal
http://www.bracodeprata.com

2008, 'CityLights from Dubai', Galeria Art Lounge; Lisbon, Portugal
http://www.artlounge.com.pt

GROUP EXHIBITS
2013, INCOGNITO - Friends of Art - Naples Museum of Art; Naples FL, USA (Daniels Pavilion – January 31)
http://artisnaples.org/support/support_volunteer.html#FOA

2012, "GANG BANG // GROUP SHOW" at Box43; Zurich, Switzerland (August 29 - October 1)
www.box43.ch

2012, 'PUNCTUM CONTRA PUNCTUM' International Exhibition of Visual Art,
Shalva Amiranashvili Museum of Fine Arts; Tbilisi, Georgia (June 10 - 20)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/290721967653551/

2010, "Snap to Grid" at LACDA with the Downtown Art Walk; Los Angeles CA, USA (Nov 11-Dec 4) http://www.lacda.com

2010, International Award for Digital and Photographic Art,
Chianciano Art Museum; Chianciano, Italy (September 18-25)
http://www.museodarte.org/?q=chiancianoaward2010edition

2009, Art Raw Gallery (inaugural exhibit); New York, USA
http://www.artrawgallery.com

MEDIA FESTIVALS / ART EVENTS
2015, EXPOSURE *RAW - Natural Born Artists; London, UK (April 16)
http://www.rawartists.org/http-uk-linkedin-com-pub-joao-santos-15-1b6-69

2010, 'SIGNS' (installation art) at POP UP LISBOA; Lisbon, Portugal
http://www.popup-city.com/lisbon-2010/en/cartaz/laboratorio/

2010, "FEED_BACK" at LACDA (via LIVE@808) with Downtown Art Walk; Los Angeles CA, USA (July 8-24)
http://www.lacda.com

2008, 2007, Digital Fringe; Melbourne, Australia
http://www.digitalfringe.com.au

AWARDS
2011, “StoryTeller” finalist (The Worldwide Photography Gala Awards)
(Special catalog/book edition featuring the awarded series)
http://www.thegalaawards.net/announcements/storyteller-awardees

2010, Merit Prize, International Award for Digital and Photographic Art, Chianciano Art Museum;
Chianciano, Italy (September 18 - 25)
http://www.museodarte.org/?q=catalogue2010

OTHER PROJECTS, PUBLIC PLACES & COMMISSIONS
2014, Two photographs (Water Series) published online for the Sustainable Silicon Valley/Call for Art (2014)
http://www.sustainablesv.org/ssv2013/index.php/events/west-summit/call-for-art/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)
http://evidenciaastoria.com/

2011, Almada Guest House; Porto, Portugal
(photos on the website)
http://www.almadaguesthouse.com/

2009, The Cambrian Hotel; Adelboden, Switzerland
(artworks/prints in the wellness area, and photos on the website and promotional brochures/catalogs)
http://www.thecambrianadelboden.com/

http://www.immaterial-lisbon.com/studios/joao-santos/
(online shopping website representing several artists)

PRESS
2014, Article in Level 25 Artjournal (online art magazine); Phoenix AZ, USA
issue n. 6 (pags 54-61)
http://issuu.com/level25artjournal/docs/level25artjournal_issue6pdf

2012, Interview in Le Cool magazine; Lisbon, Portugal
December issue
http://lecool.com/lisboa/pt/interview/2281

2012, 'Forgotten Memories' in BIZCO art magazine
issue n. 10 (pags 21-30)
http://www.bizcomagazine.com/bizco10-mac0.html

2012, 'Carnival' in Hesa Inprint (online and print art magazine); Finland
issue Masquerade (page 25)
http://www.hesainprint.com/issues

2011, Ad for Epson with 'SIGNS' in UMBIGO magazine; Lisbon, Portugal
(Dec. issue)
http://umbigomagazine.com/um/

2011, 'Water Series' in Silhouette magazine
issue winter 2011 - The Colour & Animation (pags 71-81)
http://www.silhouettemagazine.co.uk/2012/03/13/winter-2011-the-colour-animation-issue/

2007, I, Me, Myself (5 page weekly feature) in Friday magazine at Gulf News (Dubai leading daily newspaper)
http://www.coroflot.com/citylights/Press

LINKS
1. 'CityLights' and 'Signs' are both ArtBase Selection at Rhizome at the New Museum; New York, USA
http://www.rhizome.org/profiles/joaosantos/
1a. 'CityLights' is partially available online on coroflot
http://www.coroflot.com/citylights/portfolio

2. Selected photographic artworks (slideshows with music)
http://www.vimeo.com/citylights68/videos

CURATED EXHIBITIONS (1)