Born in Gaia, João Martins works with Visões Úteis since 1999, sharing the direction of « Performance in Landscape » projects since 2014 and the artistic direction of the company since 2017. In VisõesÚteis he works as a musician, sound designer, playwright and performer. He started his music studies in 1990, at the Music Conservatory of Aveiro. He dedicated himself to experimentation and improvisation, and has a regular activity as a composer, interpreter, improviser and instrument maker, both as a solo artist and with different groups.
He studied Architecture at the University of Porto and graduated in Artistic Studies (Minor in Arts and Heritage) by the Open University.