João Beira is a visual artist, art director and researcher working on immersive and augmented experiences merging physical and digital spaces. João combines his artistic activity with academic and scientific research using software development for interactive and generative visualizations. João is also the creative director of Datagrama studio and directed projects for clients such as Vimeo, National Geographic, Scion, and C3. João is also responsible for the Video Art direction for Boom Festival.
In the last decade, Joao presented his work in International Art festival, such as SXSW, Burning Man, Boom Festival, Symbiosis, Lightning in a bottle, Lollapalooza, Kernel Festival, Midi Festival, Aurora Festival, Plunc Festival, to name a few, and collaborated with artists such as Tipper, VitaMotus, Quixotic, Yacov Sharir, Emika, Sorne, among many many others. In the core of this work is the collaborative creative process.
João has a P.hD. from the University of Texas, Austin, in digital arts and a Master of Multimedia Arts from the University of Porto, Portugal. João conducts workshops and talks s about his experimental work, as well participating in artistic residencies and publishing his research. João lectured at the ESG University, Portugal, from 2007 to 2010 in Design and Multimedia Production.