BIO

Founder at ArtSci

 

Ph.D. in Science Education and Communication -UFRJ

 

Author of the book “Da Ideia ao Aplauso

 

Postdoctoral Researcher - CienciArte Innovation Lab - Fiocruz

 

UT Dallas - Visiting ArtScience Researcher - ArtSciLab

Harvard Fellow - Faculty of Arts & Sciences (2017-2019)

 

Author of several articles about the interaction between art, science, and education

 

João Silveira is a performer and researcher in art-science. With an experience of over 25 years on tours around the world and 4000 career shows.

 

Born in southern Brazil in 1980, João started to dance at the age of 10. His professional life as a dancer began when he was 14 years old, performing in shows, creating choreographies and teaching dancing classes. 

 

Since then, he has built up a very consistent career participating in both national and international productions, always mixing in boleadoras, folkloric ballet, tap, percussion, traditional music, electronic music and any other style that could improve his performance. The United States, Argentina, France, Japan, Lebanon, Monaco, Paraguay, Uruguay, Germany and Romania are some of the countries where he has already shown his work as well as more than 300 cities throughout Brazil. 

 

João Silveira is also a pharmacist. With his multidisciplinary formation in art and in science, João is studying the "Art, artist and artistic interaction with science". The goal is to investigate how do the interaction processes between art and science occur, and which are the dialogue products of these two fields based on a contemporary investigation of projects in Brazil, France, and the United States. This work has been presented in several events at universities such as Harvard, MIT, Ryerson University and Imperial College London. He is a member of the Sociedad del Rayo – Comité Internacional de Arte, Ciência y Tecnologia (Core founder – Colômbia) and Art & Science Collaborations (ASCI).

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