João Vieira Torres was born in Recife, Brazil, in 1981. Since 2002 he has lived and worked in Paris. After studying visual arts at the Fine Arts Conservatory in Miami, he obtained a master's in photography and video at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris, then studied at Le Fresnoy and followed the doctoral program 'Document and Contemporary Art' at the Ecole Européenne Supérieure de L'Image.
His artistic practices include photography, cinema, video art and performance. He is interested by the difficulty of establishing roots or anchors, whether they be in relation to territory, identity or the body (“Les Oiseaux sont distraits”, 2016, “Tore”, 2015, “Ici, là-bas et Lisboa”, 2012, “La Bibliothèque, la nuit”, 2011, “Nursery Rhymes”, 2009/2010, “2 + 1”, 2011).
His work has been presented in many festivals, galleries and museums, amongst which; Centre Pompidou (FR), New York Anthology Film Archives (US), Palais de Tokyo (FR), Villa Arson (FR), MIS São Paulo (BR), LABoral (SP), CPH:Dox (DK), IndieLisboa (PT), Tampere Short Film Fest (FI), Vilnius CAC (LT), Alexandrina Arts Center (EG), St. Petersburg Museum of Photography (RU), and the Pingyao International Photography Festival (China).

Os Pássaros Estão Distraídos [The Birds Are Busy, 70 min, 2016
A Dupla Coincidencia Dos Dejeos, 15 min, 2013
Le Bain, 5 min, 2012
Ici, Là-bas, et Lisboa, 18 min, 2012
Incidents in the Librairy, 18 min, 2011
Ghost Children, 1981