João joined the British Council at the beginning of 2014 and has since been working on programming events in the Americas and East Asia.
Since studying for his Graphic Design degree at Central St Martins, João has fostered an interest in the history of design, visual culture and cultural identity.
In 2010 João received an MA in Cultural & Critical Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London, where he carried out research in a range of fields including Exhibiting Cultures and Aesthetics & Cultural Theory.
For the past year, João has been working at the British Council in Brazil to deliver the Visual Arts and Museums programme through Transform, a four-year culture and creativity platform for exchange between Brazil and the UK.
From 2007 to 2012, João was Curator and Project Manager at Gallery 32 – Embassy of Brazil in London. Hosting a programme of exhibitions, screenings and talks, Gallery 32's main aim is to promote Brazilian visual culture with a focus on modern and contemporary art, architecture and design.