Brief CV

João Miguel Barros was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal.

He is a Lawyer by profession, in Lisbon and Macau.

He was co-director of the SEMA culture and visual arts magazine published in Lisbon between 1979 and1982.

In 2017 began to exhibit his photography work, with individual exhibitions at “Creative Macau – Center for Creative Industries”, Macau (February 2017), at “Museu Berardo”, Belem Cultural Center, Lisbon, Portugal (from February to August 2018) and at “Macau Contemporary Art Center – Navy Yard nº 1”, Macau (April to June 2019).  He has participated in several group exhibitions.

He published three photobooks: “Between Gaze and Hallucination” (self-published) in 2017, “Photo-Scripts – 14 short stories” (published by Museu Berardo) in 2018, “Photo-Scitpts – 12 short stories (published by The Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau S.A.R. Government) in 2019.

João Miguel Barros is also a freelance curator in contemporary photography, having promoted photography exhibitions of international artists in Portugal and is developing several other projects in this area.