João Miguel Barros was born in 1958, in Lisbon, Portugal. He is a Lawyer by profession, in Macau and Lisbon.
Recent individual exhibitions: “Creative Macau”, Macau (2017), “Museu Berardo”, Lisbon, (2018), “Macau Contemporary Art Center”, Macau (2019), Albergue SCM, Macau, (2019) and “Fundação Rui Cunha, Macau (2020). He has also participated in several group exhibitions. He published three photobooks. Currently he is publishing the “Zine Photo” (www.zine.photo)
including his own work. João Miguel Barros is also a freelance curator in contemporary photography.
João Miguel Barros is a Portuguese lawyer who has lived in Macau since 1987. He has held senior posts in the Portuguese Bar Association, the Macau Bar Association and the International Union of Lawyers, and has worked for the Portuguese Ministry of Justice.
From 1979 to 1982 he was co-director of the cultural magazine SEMA, and in 2003 he coordinated the photography book Prisões: Espaços Habitados, which led to several exhibitions in Portugal.
He was a member of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Modern and Contemporary Art – Berardo Collection as a representative of the Portuguese Government in 2013. He is a freelance curator with a number of current projects including a Cycle of Contemporary Chinese Photography Exhibitions, to be held in Portugal and Macau between July 2017 and March 2018.
This is his first solo exhibition.