Paulo Simão, born in Santarém in 1973, lives in Lisbon, Portugal.

Studied Advertising in IADE, Lisbon.

Works as graphic Designer.

Studied photography from 2013 to 2017 at Ar.Co school in Lisbon (Advanced


– Finalist of Photo IS:RAEL 2019 (exhibition opening next November), Tel Aviv, Israel;

– Featured in the 12th issue of HANT – Magazin für Fotografie, Germany;

– Kaunas Photo Star Award finalist. Exhibition at Kaunas City Museum Folk Music Branch, Kaunas, Lithuania;

– Selected for Guest-Room for Der Greif magazine, by the South African curator John Fleetwood, Germany;

– Shortlisted on Getxophoto Festival Open Call , Getxo, Spain;

– Finalist of Descubrimientos PH19 Award, PhotoEspaña 2019, Madrid;

– Nominated by Franziska Kunze for the thirteenth edition of the portfolio viewing Plat(t)form, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland.

– Fotofestival SOLAR, Fortaleza, Brasil. Selected for the session of projections, with the project Under the sign of Jupiter;

– Published on the number 2 of the magazine Propeller. Project selected from the Open Call Fiction;

– Colective exhibition One Less Too Many, galerie Pass 7, Lisboa, Portugal;

– Colective exhibition with the project Under the sign of Jupiter, studio 5 D, Lisboa, Portugal;

– Portfolio review Transeurope Photo 2018, Madrid, Spain;

– Take the Picture: Capture, Collect, Photograph, Archive. Andrew Kensett’s Selection for Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, Detroit, USA;

– Individual exhibition Sublimation, Otoco Studio, Lisbon, Portugal.

– Colective exhibition, Galerie Bohai, Hanover, Germany. Project selected from the Open Call Fake;

– Portfolio review PhotoEspaña 2017, Madrid, Spain;

– JaipurPhoto Festival. Exhibition of the project Goodbye Pyongyang at the Albert Hall Museum, Jaipur, India.

– Goodbye Pyongyang Individual exhibition at Fundação do Oriente Goa, Panjim, India;

– Encontros da Imagem 2016. Selected for Discovery Awards 2016, participates in the session of projections, with the project Prozac, Braga, Portugal.

– Delhi Photo Festival , New Delhi,India: Under the theme The Territories of the Portuguese Photography, curated by Angela Ferreira, participates in a session of projections, with the project Goodbye Pyongyang;

– Encontros da Imagem 2015. Selected for Discovery Awards 2015, participates in the session of projections, with the project Goodbye Pyongyang, Braga, Portugal;

– Colective exhibition The Revolution Is on the Street as part of the celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the Revolution of 25th April 1974, Photo Municipal Archives, Lisboa, Portugal.

– Colective exhibition Polaroid Park – UFCA – Algeciras, Spain: With the
project “Levitas” – Instant photography with Impossible Project film.

– London Analog Festival: The Polaroid Show collective projection at Doomed Gallery.