João Beira is a visual artist and art director who explores the intersection between light and interactive media. He is the founder and creative director of Datagrama, a collective of international artist-coders that create immersive environments and perform live visuals. Inspired by nature and living systems, Datagrama uses custom-made generative software exploring the intersection and overlay of light between the physical and the digital environments.
Beira’s own light installations and live visuals has been featured in festivals such as Burning Man, Symbiosis, and Boom Festival and for artists such as Thievery Corporation, Tipper and Quixotic.
Beira is largely interested in the intersection between art and data, drawing upon his research as both a creative and a scholar to create inventive blendings of natural and computerized landscapes. In doing so, he hopes to expand our understanding of the junction between the physical and the digital.