The project "Unknown Artist" was developed by José Vieira, between 2005 and 2011, comprising a total of 6 photographic series and 4 videos.
It is an open criticism of the art system, whose closed structure promotes artists as if they promote cars or movie stars. Using the advertising language (faichas, out-doors, posters, balloons and t-shirts, etc.), the artist promotes the Unknown Artist, a symbol of an art in which the author's role is inferior to that attributed to the work: "work" is primacy over its author.

See the project


"Actores Urbanos #01", Galeria Sete, Coimbra, Julho 2007

"Actores Urbanos #03", Galeria TMG, Guarda, Janeiro 2008

MIDAC, Belforte del Chienti, Italia, Agosto 2009

"Actores Urbanos #04", ACERT, Tondela, Setembro 2009

"Goodbye", Performance, Montemor-o-Velho, Julho 2011