João dos Santos Martins (Santarém, 1989) is an artist based in Lisbon and Paris whose work encompasses a wide range of forms, including choreography, exhibition and publication.
He studied dance and choreography in various institutions across Europe between 2007 and 2011, including P.A.R.T.S. and e.x.er.c.e.
His practice has been developed through diverse collaborations with artists such as Min Kyoung Lee, Cyriaque Villemaux, Rita Natálio, Pedro Neves Marques, Ana Jotta and Teatro Praga. He also performs in the works of Ana Rita Teodoro, Eszter Salamon, Moriah Evans and Xavier Le Roy.
He recently curated a cycle of performances, exhibitions, talks and workshops reflecting on the history of dance in Portugal and founded the semi-annual journal Coreia dedicated to the discourse of the arts and artists. His piece Continued Project (2015) was recipient of the Portuguese Society of Authors’ Prize for Choreography in 2016