José Luís Neto was born in Satão, 1966. He studied in Lisbon, where he completed the Photography Course at Ar.Co (Centro de Arte e Comunicação Visual), and London, where he carried out an individual project, Ideia de Luz, at the Royal College of Art. He has had regular exhibitions of his work in Portugal and abroad since the early 1990s, while also participating in biennials, art fairs and photography conventions. Among his most recent group shows were the Bes Photo 2005 (Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon, 2005) and his participation in the exhibition About Face. Photography and the Death of the Portrait (Hayward Gallery, London, 2004). Has exhibited individually at Circulo de Bellas Artes (High Speed Press Plate, Madrid, 2007), Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian’s Centre of Modern Art (Continuum, Lisbon, 2005), as a part of LisboaPhoto 2005 (Anónimo, Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Lisbon). José Luís Neto is the recipient of several prizes, including the BesPhoto award for 2005 and the Special Jury Prize of the 47th Salon D’Art Contemporain de Montrouge (2002). His work is featured in numerous books and catalogues, and is represented in several public and private collections, such as those of Museum Folkwang, Essen, Centro Português de Fotografia (Porto), Arquivo Fotográfico Municipal de Lisboa, CAM – Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian (Lisbon), Fundação de Serralves (Oporto), Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento (Lisbon) and Fundació Foto Colectania (Barcelona).