João Paulo Serafim (Paris, 1974) is graduated in Photography and Fine Arts at Ar.Co, where he teaches at since 1998. In 2005 he participated in the Photography Course of the Gulbenkian Creativity and Artistic Creation program, and in 2008 he attended the Art History course at Universidade Nova de Lisboa. In 2005 he was the winner of the 3rd Purification Garcia Award.
Since 2005 he has been developing the project MIIAC - Improbable Image and Contemporary Art Museum, a fictional museum based on an iconographic research of a personal collection, built along the career of the artist. MIIAC, composed of photographs of diverse origins and typologies, as well as extensive bibliography, materializes itself virtually or through exhibitions in different spaces, combining personal and collective memories. This research also extends to museum functions, focusing on backstage areas such as archives and libraries, reflecting on the ways of organizing, processing and qualifying visual information.
He has collaborated since 2004 in various theatrical and choreographic projects.
Art Residency Program - Photography
In 2017 the artist presents the results of the residence developed in the 2015 edition, with an individual exhibition at Museu Carlos Machado in Ponta Delgada.