Thursday, 9 October 2014

Joana Vasconcelos

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Joana Vasconcelos is a Portuguese artist. She was born in Paris in 1971 and now lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.
 Her participation in the 2005 edition of the Venice Biennale affirmed her career within the international art circuit with the piece A Noiva (The Bride), a 20 ft. high chandelier made of over 25,000 OB tampons. Moments such as her presence in Japan’s Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial, in 2006; “Contaminação”, exhibited in 2008, at Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo, in Brazil; or the group exhibition Un Certain Etat du Monde?
A Selection of Works From François Pinault Foundation Collection, presented in 2009 at the Garage Centre for Contemporary Culture in Moscow, led to a notable international career. She was also in the grand retrospective, “Sem Rede (Netless)”, in 2010, at Museu Colecção Berardo in Portugal.


photos: luís vasconcelos/courtesy unidade infinita projectos | château de versailles