Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos
Visual artist
Location: Lisbon (Portugal)






Vasconcelos creates large-scale installations. Often with performance components, which encourage viewers to browse and touch them. She is also known to wrap everyday objects. Pianos, laptops, commercially produced decorative items in crocheted or knitted materials. Through such works, she contrasts mass production and craftsmanship and alludes to our values ​​and associations with each.

Feminist concerns.

Much of Vasconcelos’ work also confronts feminist concerns and societal conventions. Along with her use of techniques generally categorized as artisanal and associated with women, such as crochet and needlework.

Palazzo Grassi.

Vasconcelos first came to international attention at the 2005 Venice Biennale with A Noiva (The Bride), a chandelier made from 25,000 stamps. She made a name for herself again at the Biennale in 2011, with her installation “Contaminação”, which opened the collective exhibition The World Belongs to You at the Palazzo Grassi.


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