Joao Santos
Since 2007
Works in Linda-a-Velha Portugal


João Santos is a Portuguese artist photographer who is represented by the art 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 and the Gulf News.

João Santos
visual artist (photographer)
tel. +351.91.4623904 (mobile)

1992-1994, Cinema (not finished)

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

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

2008, CityLights from Dubai, Galeria Art Lounge; Lisbon

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

2012, "GANG BANG // GROUP SHOW" at Box43; Zürich - Aug 29-Oct 1

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

2010, "Snap to Grid" at LACDA (in conjunction 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)

2010, 'SIGNS' (Installation Art) at the POP UP LISBOA; Lisbon

2010, "FEED_BACK" at LACDA (via LIVE@808)
in conjunction with Downtown Art Walk - July 8-24

2008, 2007, Digital Fringe; Melbourne

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 photos 'Water Series' published online for the Sustainable Silicon Valley/Call for Art, 2014

2012, Evidência Astoria (creative hotel); Lisbon
(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 in promotional brochures/catalogs)
(online shopping website representing several artists)

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

2012, Interview published in Le Cool magazine (Lisbon); December issue

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

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

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

2011, 'Water Series' featured in Silhouette magazine; issue Winter 2011 The COLOUR & ANIMATION
(pags 71-81)

2007, I, Me, Myself (weekly feature), five page article published in Friday magazine (Gulf News; Dubai leading daily newspaper)

1. 'CityLights' and 'Signs' are both ArtBase Selection at Rhizome at the New Museum; New York

1a. 'CityLights' is partially available online on coroflot

2. Selected photographic artworks (slideshows with music)