George Eastman House Entrance Garden, Rochester, New York
A photograph of a huge beech occupies the wall, where the corridor passes in front of the staircase, to induce us, when going upstairs, to feel the evolving freshness and smell of the Monastery of Tibães. This photo also demonstrates that we are used to see photographs, but we're not used to get into the photographs. It's a situation of double consciousness: on the one side, the complex and diverse form of how to organize a perceptive universe, on the other side, the built character of the perceptions and happiness.
João António Mota
He is a visual artist, who uses preferably photography. Doctorate in Design by the University of Aveiro; Master in Art Studies - Photography, by Visual Studies Workshop – State University of New York, and graduated in Fine Arts – Painting, from the School of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.
Taught photography (alternative processes) at NYU (New York University - Design) 1995; and Project Design in GSD (Graduate School of Design – Harvard University) from 1995 to 2000. Since 2000 he is working as a professor at the University of Aveiro.
Highlighted exhibitions: 2007 group exhibition "50 anos de Arte Portuguesa", Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; 2005 collective exhibition "Uma Extensão do Olhar" works from the collection of the PLMJ Foundation, Visual Arts Centre, Coimbra; 2004 “Metamorfoses do Real”, Encontros da Imagem, Mosteiro de Tibães, Braga; 1994 “Brincadeiras Elásticas”, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; 1991 “Europalia 91, Photography, Portugal 1890 - 1990” Bruxels, Belgium; 1989 “Nível de Olho - Fotografia em Portugal nos 80s” Ether Gallery and State Secreteriat for Culture, Lisbon; 1988 “Biennale ’88, Giovani Artisti dell’Europa Mediterranea” photography, Bologne, Italy.