Unlike most websites devoted to artist’s works, this site is designed as its own sketchbook, a work-in-progress rather than a documentary catalogue. It is a collection of images, created and gathered, which functions as a rotating personal collection in a changing display. It does not follow a chronological order or categories of media, but an exploration of related images that prompt their own visual conversations and logic. It is a digital boîte-en-valise of impressions, observations and experiences of the world.
João Salema (aka Maria João Salema) was born, and spent her childhood, in Mozambique, Africa. She later moved to Cascais, Portugal, and studied at Faculdade de Belas Artes de Lisboa. Salema became an Assistant Professor at Escola Superior Artes Design, Caldas da Rainha, and was an Instructor at the prestigious art school, AR.CO. (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual), Lisbon. She currently lives and works in Cascais and Brooklyn, NY.