João Paulo Queiroz (B.A. Fine Arts, M.A. in Sociology / Mass Media, PhD Image Theory) is professor of Visual Culture at Universidade de Lisboa (Faculdade de Belas-Artes, FBAUL), and coordinates the “CSO – Criadores Sobre outras Obras” and the “Matéria-Prima” International Congresses, both held yearly, at FBAUL. João also coordinates the academic journals on artistic studies “Estúdio” (ISSN 1647-6158), “Gama” (ISSN 2182-8539) and “Croma” (ISSN 2182-8547). João Paulo is interested on Visual Culture and Art Education and is also active as a visual artist (painting prize awarded by Academia Nacional de Belas-Artes, 2004).