JOÃO PAULO SERAFIM
MARCH / APRIL
Arquipélago – Centro De Artes Contemporâneas
João Paulo Serafim (Paris, France, 1974). Graduated in Photography and Fine Arts at Ar.Co, school where teaches since 1998, at the Department of Photography. In 2005 participates in the Photography Course of the Gulbenkian Criatividade e Criação Artística program, in 2008 attends History of Art at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He is also a tutor at the 2nd Course of Photography of the Gulbenkian Criatividade e Criação Artística program. In 2005 won the 3rd prizeof Purificacíon García Award. Since 2005 is developing the project MIIAC – Museu Improvável Imagem e Arte Contemporânea, a fictional museum based in an iconographic research from a personal collection, constructed along the life of the artist. MIIAC, composed by photography of diverse sources and typologies, as well as extensive bibliography, materializes virtually or through exhibitions in different spaces, combining personal and collective memories. This research also extends to museum functions focusing on the backstage like archives and libraries, reflecting about the organization, processing and qualification process of visual information. Also collaborates, since 2004, in theater shows and performances.