| Leonardo/ISASTwith Arizona State University

Miguel Santos

Artist and reseacherat Miguel Santos Studio
Focus area: Anthropology, Architecture, Art History, Art Theory, Critical Theory, Biology, Climate, Atmospheric Science, Cultural Practices, Social Practice, Ecology, Environment, Environmental Art, Eco Art, Land Art, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Geoscience, Geology, Photography, Science Theory, Philosophy, Visual Culture, Visual Studies

Miguel Santos is an artist and a researcher. His practice intersects art and science perspectives to investigate notions of subjectivity and its relation with nature, which he explores in the formulation of installations, sculptures, videos and photographic works. 
In 2011, he was awarded a PhD in Fine Arts from Sheffield Hallam University for the research project: ‘Poetics of the Interface: Creating Works of Art that Engage in Self-Reflection’, which aimed at understanding the value of artists employing noise (disturbances) in the production of interfaces (i.e. films, videos, photographs, sculptures, etc.) and its implications on the observer’s interpretation and formation of the work of art. 
A strong interest in art and science collaborations resulted in artistic residences at the German Cancer Research Centre (Heidelberg, Germany) introducing artists to synthetic biology methodologies or during a Leverhulme Trust artist in residence at the Geography Department, Durham University (UK) focusing on the river Wear catchment area. 
Currently, he investigates the possibilities and implications of producing works of art for nonhuman beings and geomorphic systems to decenter the human importance in the world.