José Luís Neto (1966, Sátão, Portugal)
Lives and works in Lisboa. Studied Photography at Ar.Co (Lisbon, Portugal) and at the Royal College of Art (London, UK) with a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship. Exhibiting regularly since the beginning of the 90s in Portugal and abroad, he also participated in biennials, art fairs and photography conventions. His work was exhibited at Serralves Museum (Porto, Portugal), Belém Cultural Centre (Lisbon, Portugal), Culturgest (Lisbon, Portugal), National Museum of Contemporary Art of Chiado (Lisbon, Portugal), MNAA-Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Lisbon, Portugal), Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (Lisbon, Portugal), Hayward Gallery (London, UK), Foto Colectania (Barcelona, Spain), Musée de l’Elysée (Lausanne, Switzerland), Circulo de Bellas Artes (Madrid, Spain) and Folkwang Museum (Essen, Germany), among others. José Luís Neto was the recipient of several prizes, including the BesPhoto award (2005) and the Special Jury Prize of the 47th Salon D’Art Contemporain de Montrouge (2002). He was shortlisted for the Albert Renger- Patzsch Award (2012). His work is published in several books and catalogues and is represented in several collections. The core of his work has always been the study of the specific characteristics of the photographic language, the exploitation of the potential of the camera, the small images, the white photographic paper, and the appropriation of the images.