José Simões


Born in Mozambique, Beira one year and four days after the Carnation Revolution.
Graduated in Fine Arts Sculpture, in Oporto Fine Art School with academic background in Analog Photography, Drawing and Video. Signed in the Master of Urban Design: Art, City, Society in the Fine Art School of Barcelona University. Honor grade in the Landscape Photography subject taught by Henrique Carbó.
Participate in artistic residencies in Hertogenbosch, Benevento and Llinars del Vallès.
Selected to various video art / experimental and documental festivals in Patagonia, NY, Buenos Aires, Plovdiv, Berlin, Barcelona, Romania, Paris, UK, Lisbon, Montevidéu, Dallas, among others. Acquisition Award FUSO | Fundação EDP 2015 with the video "How the Portuguese eat the White Bread Toast" also invited by the curator Aja Martin (director of the Zhulong Gallery) for the Aurora Arts Festival 2015 program, presented by the AT&T Performing Arts Center, Dallas, Texas, USA, also present at ARCO.LISBOA and in the OODAAQ#6 Festival.
Co-Author with Alice Bernardo in Roteiro Oficinal do Porto project, were is the Author of all video work already presented in the CHEONGJU CRAFT BIENNALE South Korea and several arts&crafts film festivals like Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival, Handmade Doc Fest, Italy & Festival of Making.
At this moment mostly of is time is dedicated to video experimental, documentary and video art, where developed works related with portrait as well the collect of meanings.