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

PORTFOLIO (6)
BIO

João Santos is a Portuguese artist photographer who is represented by the art galleries:
Art Lounge http://www.artlounge.com.pt Lisbon, Portugal
The Jam Jar http://www.thejamjardubai.com/consulting/artists/?id=3 Dubai, UAE

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)
email: rigel3040@yahoo.com
tel. +351.91.4623904 (mobile)

EDUCATION

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

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
http://www.bracodeprata.com

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

GROUP EXHIBITS

2013, INCOGNITO 2013 - Friends of Art - Naples Museum of Art; Naples Florida, USA
(Daniels Pavilion – January 31st)
https://www.thephil.org/support/support_volunteer.html#FOA

2012, "GANG BANG // GROUP SHOW" at Box43; Zürich - Aug 29-Oct 1
http://marconicolasheinzen.com/box43/Box43/BOX43_-_OFFSPACE_-_ZURICH.html

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

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

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

2010, "FEED_BACK" at LACDA (via LIVE@808)
in conjunction with Downtown Art Walk - July 8-24 http://www.lacda.com

2008, 2007, Digital Fringe; Melbourne 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

2012, Evidência Astoria (creative hotel); Lisbon
http://www.evidenciaastoria.com/hotel.aspx?lang=ing&id_class=200&id_hotel=200&name=Evidencia-Astoria-***
(four large light boxes with CityLights photo/collages at the lobby and restaurant of the hotel)

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

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

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

PRESS

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

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

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

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)
http://www.silhouettemagazine.co.uk/2012/03/13/winter-2011-the-colour-animation-issue/

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

LINKS

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