João Marco Souza Deloie is an Australian born artist of Brazilian-German descent. João's practice is centred around photography, video, and filmmaking. He is based on Wurundjeri Country (Melbourne). João is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Film and TV (Honours) at the Swinburne University of Technology. João's work synthesises cultural practice into his artistic practice, providing visibility through a decolonising lens. João's work can be found in the upcoming group exhibition New Photographers, as part of PHOTO 2022 festival exhibiting at James Makin gallery. His solo exhibition, Aîkugûabeté, exhibited at Testing Grounds as part of the 2021 Yirramboi Festival. Úira, was the outcome of his 6-week residency at Brisbane arts organisation House Conspiracy. João is a recipient of the  2021 Platform Arts LAB residency, a 6 month paid artist residency and professional development program hosted by Platform Arts, in Geelong. João is curating a group exhibition for Platform Arts in late 2022, as the outcome of his residency.

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Swinburne University of Technology

Bachelor of Film & Television (Honours)


Higher Education Diploma of Film.


Platform Arts - LAB Artist Residency (June 2021 - December 2021)

House Conspiracy - Artist in Residency (December 2020-February 2021)


2022 | PHOTO2022 International Fesival of Photography  (James Makin Gallery)

New Photographers (group)

2022 | Platform Arts (forthcoming)

Untitled (title tbc) (solo)

2021 | Ballarat Foto Bienalle 

Mokõî (solo)

  2021 | YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival x Testing Grounds

Aîkugûabeté (solo)

2021 | Centre for Contemporary Photography 

Salon (Paredes Coloridas) 

2020 | Queensland Centre for Photography

First Light (group)

2018 | Pink Lemon

amalgam (group)


2022 |(forthcoming) Boden World 

Issue 3 (photography, text)

2021 | Self-Published | Press Print

Aîkugûabeté (creative direction, photography, translations, text)


2022 | PHOTO2022 International Festival of Photography

2021 | YIRRAMBOI First Nations Festival

2021 | Ballarat Foto Biennale


Creative Victoria 

VicArts Grant

City of Melbourne 

Quick Response Arts Grant

YIRRAMBOI First Nations Arts Festival

Resilience in Isolation 


Interview with FilmNeverDie

Verve Magazine amalgam



Directed By Alex Wu | BTS photography, press-kit

• 2020 Brooklyn Film Festival (best male actor).

• 2020 Sydney Film Festival (Dendy award for best Australian live-action short film).

Dumb’ - Alpine | BTS photography

Glow’ - Gold Fields | BTS photography

Sunglasses’ - HOPIUM | BTS photography


Private collections in Melbourne and Brisbane.

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