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    Joana Patrão (b. 1992, Portugal) is a visual artist based in Porto.

    Visual artist, whose work revolves around the concept of landscape, thinking of it simultaneously as a symptom of conflict and a potential process of encounter.  With a practice that fluctuates between video, drawing, processes and natural materials, she seeks her space of action in the different interactions between body, matter and time (geological, biological, technological). As part of this research, she was awarded with the M.A. degree in Painting (2016) by the School of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, after graduating in Fine Arts in the same institution. As an Erasmus+ fellow she attended the Aalto University, Finland where she was selected for the international workshop Adaptations – Utö. Site, Stories and Sensory Methods, HIAP, on the island of Utö.

    Among her most recent exhibitions, a special mention to the solo: O sopro fóssil (2022-2023); A brisa do maremoto [The seaquake breeze], Appleton [BOX], Appleton - Associação Cultural; Céu de sal, sal da terra [Sea of salt, salt of the earth] (2020), curated by Luísa Santos, at Lab Box, Art Curator Grid, Lisbon; Desenho natural. A água flui na linha [Natural drawing. The water flows in the line] (2019), Lugar do Desenho, Fundação Júlio Resende, Gondomar and Becoming: meditations (2020), curated by Maria Eduarda Duarte as part of the series of online exhibitions 4 + 4 proposals for making sense of today’s convivial cultures at 4Cs.

     Her works are represented in the António Cachola Collection, Porto Municipal Art Collection and in private collections.

     She often participates in collective exhibitions, artistic residencies and collaborates with artists from different areas, from cinema to music.

     Since 2016 she has been also working in the educational service in places such as Serralves and the University of Porto. Between 2020 and 2022 she co-coordinated the educational project Sandbox, Appleton (Lisbon).

Since 2021, she is mediator of the guided tours at gnration - link / Circuito - Braga Media Arts and INDEX - Art and Technology Biennale (2022 and 2024).

CV -> pdf


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