João Vasco Paiva ( b.1979) is a portuguese artist based in Hong Kong since 2006. He is graduated from Porto Art School - E.S.A.P. , and obtained a Master in Fine Arts in Creative Media, School of Creative Media, City University of Hong Kong. In 2006 he was awarded with a 2 year Scholarship from Fundação Oriente, moving to Hong Kong where he currently lives. With a background in painting and advanced training in media techniques, his work is characterized by the appropriation of observed phenomena, mapping apparently random situations and presenting them in an aesthetically organized framework through video, audiovisual performance, recording, and installation. He has taught at the City University of Hong Kong School of Creative Media and Hong Kong Art School/ RMIT University. Most notable collaborations include "Tactical Overload" with Zbigniew Karkowski in 2010 and "Decelarator" with Alexander Hacke ( Einstürzende Neubauten ) in 2011.