Joana Escoval - Biography
b. 1982 Lisbon, Portugal / Lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal
Joana Escoval lives and works in Lisbon. A selection of exhibitions and projects include: CONDO NY hosted by Van Doren Waxter, New York, USA (2018); I will go where I don’t belong / Volcano Extravaganza, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli (2016); I forgot to go to school yesterday, Kunsthalle Lissabon and Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland (2016); Lichens Never Lie, La Criée Centre d’Art Contemporain, Rennes (2016); Matter Fictions, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon (2016); The lynx knows no boundaries, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2015); Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014). She won the BES Revelação Prize in 2012 (Serralves Museum) and was nominated for the EDP Foundation New Artists Prize in 2015, in Portugal. Escoval has received a fellowship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and FLAD Foundation in 2013. Among other residencies, attention is drawn to Fiorucci Art Trust Residency in Stromboli (2015), and RU, in New York (2013/14). She has recently published two flexi-discs with Atlas Projectos and Palmário Recordings and she’s currently working in a new vinyl release.
In 2017 Joana Escoval showed in Portugal (MAAT, Hangar, Galeria Boavista and Maisterravalbuena), Spain (La Casa Encendida), Greece (The Breeder) and United Arab Emirates (Grey Noise).