1st October 2020
Joana Vasconcelos is a contemporary visual artist with a 25-year career that spans from monumental sculpture to drawing. International acclaim came with the Venice Biennale and she went on to become the first Portuguese to exhibit at Guggenheim Bilbao and the youngest artist ever at Versailles Palace. Her work updates the arts & crafts concept to the 21st century and incorporates everyday objects with irony and humour, creating a bridge between domestic environment and public space, while questioning the status of women, our consumeristic society and the collective identity. Through 2020, her work has been displayed in Boston (USA), Lisbon (Portugal), Yorkshire (England), Aarhus (Denmark), New Dehli (India) and Macau (China).
Photo credit of Kenton Thatcher. Courtesy of Joana Vasconcelos.