Miguel Santos is a transdisciplinary artist and researcher. His practice considers intersecting perspectives in art and science 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 was considered among the best in the interaction of art and science in 2011/2 by a peer-review panel from the Leonard Abstract Service (MIT press). A strong interest in art and science collaborations resulted in invitations to be: an artist in residence at the German Cancer Research Centre (Heidelberg, Germany) introducing artists to Synthetic Biology; Art & Science field laboratory (by the Finnish Society of Bioart (Kilpisjärvi Biological Station, Lapland, Finland); and awarded an artist in residence grant by the Leverhulme Trust at the Geography Department, Durham University (UK). Presently Miguel Santos is a research fellow at the Laboratory of Research in Design and Art (LIDA), Escola Superior Arte e Design, Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR), Polytechnic of Leiria, where he continues to develop his artistic investigations on the possibilities and implications of producing works of art for nonhuman beings and geomorphic systems to decenter the human importance in the world.

Identificação pessoal

Nome completo
Carlos Miguel Santos Fernandes dos Santos

Nomes de citação

  • Santos, Miguel
  • DOS SANTOS, C. Miguel S. F.

Identificadores de autor

Ciência ID

Endereços de correio eletrónico

  • miguel@santosmiguel.com (Pessoal)


Domínios de atuação

  • Humanidades - Artes - Artes
Grau Classificação
2007/01/06 - 2011/03/09
PhD Fine Arts (Doctor of Philosophy)
Sheffield Hallam University, Reino Unido
"Poetics of the Interface - Creating works of art that engage in self-reflection" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
2005/09/01 - 2006/11/14
Master in Research in Art and Design (Master)
Especialização em Research in Art
Sheffield Hallam University, Reino Unido
"The Active Role of the Observer" (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
1999 - 2002/06/01
BA (Honours) Fine Arts (Bachelor (1.º ciclo de estudos))
Especialização em Time-based media
London Metropolitan University, Reino Unido
"Romanticism in The Work of Contemporary Artists Bill Viola and Gary Hill." (TESE/DISSERTAÇÃO)
Percurso profissional


Categoria Profissional
Instituição de acolhimento
2022/02/01 - Atual Investigador Contratado (Investigação) Laboratório de Investigação em Design e Artes; Escola Superior de Arte e Design, Caldas da Rainha; instituto Politécnico Leiria, Portugal
Laboratório de Investigação em Design e Artes; Escola Superior de Arte e Design, Caldas da Rainha; instituto Politécnico Leiria, Portugal


Artigo em revista
  1. Santos, Miguel; John wainwright. Autor correspondente: Santos, Miguel. "River(s) Wear: Water in the Expanded Field". Cultural Geographies (2024): https://doi.org/10.1177/14744740241233699.
    Acesso aberto • No prelo • https://doi.org/10.1177/14744740241233699
  1. Santos, Miguel. www.miguelsantos.org. 2023. www.miguelsantos.org.

Artística / Interpretação

Exposição artística
  1. Santos, Miguel; Margarita Köhl. Empathic Apathy, Ars Electronica 2022. 2022.
  2. Yielding Beings, National Museum of Natural History and Science, Lisbon, Portugal. 2021.


2014 Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence
Leverhulme Trust, Reino Unido