João Alves (b. 1983, Porto) is an artist who moves on the margins of dominant social conventions. Not even the training in fine arts has tamed the free and non-aligned spirit that defines him. He has therefore made his countercurrent course, away from the limelight, without yearning for recognition. In solitary or in collective, he has been giving rise to his creative multidisciplinarity mainly in the underground art scene, under multiple pseudonyms of which the best known is the one of Selva – anagram of Alves.