Lives and works in Lisbon.
Joana Escoval was born in Lisbon in 1982. She studied Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Firenze. Her practice circumscribes both visual and aural in the form of sculpture, collective walks, video installations, and printed matter.
Of the exhibitions she has participated in, the following stand out:Wind Dreams, Galeria Vera Cortês, Lisbon, 2022; I am Molten Matter, S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent, 2021; Nothing is Lost. Art and Matter in Transformation, GAMec, Bergamo, 2021; Strange Attractor, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021; Mutações. The Last Poet, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2020; We do not work alone, Fiorucci Art Trust HQ, London, 2019; The sun lovers, Tenderpixel, London, 2018; Transmissions from the Etherspace, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, 2017; I will go where I don’t belong/ Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Tust, Stromboli, 2016; I forgot to go to school yesterday, Kunsthalle Lissabon and Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland, 2016; Lichens never lie, La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art, Rennes, 2016; Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo, 2014; O sol morre cedo, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2009; BES Revelação, Museu de Serralves, Porto, 2012 e The Sound, Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, 2012.
She was distinguished in the 2012 edition of the BES Revelation Award and received a scholarship from Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Fundação Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento in 2013. In 2015 Joana was nominated for the EDP Foundation New Artists Prize.
She participated in several residencies: Eira 33, Lisbon 2007; Halfhouse, Barcelona, 2011; RU – Residency Unlimited, New York, 2013-14; Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli, 2015.
In collaboration with the artist Nuno da Luz, they released the album “Beasts of Gravity”, a double LP released by Vinyl Factory, London in 2019.