João Louro (b. 1963, Lisbon), studied Architecture at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Lisbon and Painting at Ar.Co. His work includes painting, sculpture, photography and video.
Descendant from minimal and conceptual art, João Louro's work reflects a special attention to the vanguards of the early 20th century, tracing a topography of time, with personal references, but, above all, generational ones. He uses language, the written word, as a recurrent source, and seeks to review the history of image in contemporary culture from a set of representations and symbols from the collective visual universe.