Student Profile

Joana Alarcao


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Joana Alarcão is a Portuguese artist based in Lisbon. She was a degree in Sculpture from The University of Fine Arts in Lisbon, a diploma of Level IV technician in Ceramic and is currently taking her M.A in Art & Environment at Burren College of Art, Ireland. She had her work showcased in collective exhibitions,  exhibit solo at the Faculty of Science & Technology in Caparica and recently is presenting with the collective Dafne's Project in Portugal. She also has her work showcase in online galleries, Wotisart and A5 Magazines and has taken part in various residents and workshops, such as residences of land art and Rural painting workshops.

Creating sculptures influenced by environmental practices, she explores human cognitive behaviours and climate change from multiple lenses.

Bringing awareness to the corrosive social alienation toward the  Environment and even human beings. The contrasts of how nature is consecutively part of the human species and human reaction toward it led her sculptures to be mostly human referenced and made with naturally made materials. The friction behind these two arguments is a major aspect of her practice.




2021 - Group exhibition, Espaço Cultural das Mercês, Portugal. (Março)

2020 - "Visualizing Change "-Group exhibition, Burren college of art Gallery, Ireland.

2019 - "Dafne Project" - Group 

Online exhibition, Lisbon, Portugal.

2019 -"Conexões Naturais"- Solo exhibition, Faculty of Sciences and Technologies, Caparica, Portugal. 

2019 -"Mesa"- Collective exhibition of sculpture, Gallery of Cultural Animation, Aljustrel, Portugal. 

2018 - "Open Galleries"-Collective exhibition, Faculty of fine arts, Lisbon, Portugal.

2018 -“Lugares e Caminhos”- Group exhibition-land art, Proença-a Nova Art Gallery, Portugal.

Residencies /Workshops


2018 - Invasions- Residency of Metal, Proença-a-Nova, Portugal

2017 - Residency of Land Art, Proença-a-Nova, Portugal

2016 - Watercolour drawing course, Lisbon, Portugal.

2015 - Concave and Convex-Studio Residency in Ceramics, Montemor-o-Novo, Portugal. 



2020 - Art Hole Magazine (July)

2020 - A5 Magazine #34 (January).

2019 - ArtJobs- Instagram Feature.



2019-2020 - M.A in Art & Ecology -Burren College Of Art, Ballyvaughan, CO. Clare, Ireland.

2015-2019 - Degree in Sculpture -University of Fine Arts, Lisbon, Portugal.

2018 - Welding program- Cenfin, Lisbon, Portugal.

2012-2015 - Level IV Professional in Ceramics-Escola Secundaria António Arroio, Lisbon, Portugal.