Diana Policarpo

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Diana Policarpo 
Visual artist and composer.
Born in Lisbon, Portugal.

Lives and works between London (UK) and Lisbon (PT).

Contacts:
studio(at)dianapolicarpo(dot)com
Twitter/ Instagram: @diana.policarpo

Galeria Lehmman + Silva, Porto
Sales enquiries: gallery(at)lehmannsilva(dot)com | +351 220 167 341

 

Diana Policarpo is a visual artist and composer working in visual and musical media including drawing, video, sculpture, text, performance, and multi-channel sound installation. Policarpo investigates gender politics, economic structures, health, and interspecies relations through speculative transdisciplinary research.
She creates performances and installations to examine experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the capitalist world. 

Her work has been exhibited worldwide including solo presentations at Kunsthall Trondheim; Galeria Municipal do Porto; Centro de Artes Visuais, Coimbra; Galeria Lehmman + Silva, Porto; Belo Campo/Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon; GNRtion, Braga; lAB Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld; Kunstverein Leipzig; Xero, Kline and Coma, London; Kunsthall Baden-Baden among others. Policarpo has recently exhibited, performed and screened her work at st_age (Thyssen- Bornemisza Art Contemporary); Maus Hábitos, Porto; Interstício, London; Nottingham Contemporary; Whitechapel Gallery, London; Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas (MACE); ARCOmadrid; Chiado 8, Lisbon; Kunsthall Oslo (with Marie Kolbæk Iversen); LUX - Moving Image, London; Cafe OTO, London; Guest Projects, London; Tenderpixel, London; Shau Fenster, Berlin; Mars Gallery, Melbourne; Peninsula Gallery, New York; Insitute of Contemporary Arts, London and W139, Amsterdam.
Policarpo was the winner of Prémio Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019.

 

Education

MFA Fine Art, Goldsmiths, UK, 2010-2013
BA Fine Art, Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD), PT, 2004-2008
​Conservatório Nacional de Música, PT, 1999-2002

Solo exhibitions (selection)

Nets of Hyphae, Kunsthall Trondheim, Norway, 2021
Nets of Hyphae, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Portugal, 2021
Solar Watch, Centro de Artes Visuais (CAV), Coimbra, Portugal, 2020
Overlay, Galeria Lehmann + Silva, Porto, Portugal, 2020
Total Eclipse, GNRtion, Braga, Portugal, 2019
Dissonant Counterpoint, Belo Campo/Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, Portugal, 2018
Dissonant Counterpoint, Kunstverein Leipzig, Germany, 2017
Sun in Cancer, lAB Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, Germany, 2016
Visions of Excess, Xero, Kline and Coma, London, UK, 2015
Beating Back Darkness, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, 2014

Group exhibitions (selection)

TBA, Appleton Square 
this light, toxic, Interstício, London, UK, 2020
Um oásis ao entardecer, Museu de Arte, Arquitectura e Tecnologia (MAAT), Lisbon, PT, 2020
Contracto Natural, Maus Hábitos, Porto, PT, 2020
Euphonia, Hangar, Lisbon, PT, 2020
Coleção António Cachola 2012-2019, MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, PT, 2020
Plexo Volátil, Bardo, Lisbon, PT, 2019
Síntese Activa, Fórum Arte Braga, PT, 2019
Vanishing Point, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, PT, 2019
Prémios Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019, MAAT, Lisboa, PT, 2019
ARCOmadrid, Galeria Lehmann+Silva, Madrid, SP, 2019
Lisboa Soa, Lisbon, PT, 2018
10 Anos, 10 Artistas, 10 Comissões - Coleção António Cachola, Chiado 8, Lisbon, PT, 2018
10000 Anos depois entre Vénus e Marte, Galeria Municipal do Porto, PT, 2018
Lost Senses, Guest Projects, London, UK, 2018
The Body That Remains, The Horse Hospital, London, UK, 2018
The Fiction of the Fix, Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK, 2017
Morphogenesis, Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, PT
Laura, Mars Gallery, Melbourne, AU, 2017
Chaotic Good, Gallery North, New Castle, UK, 2016
Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, NL, 2015
Pairing Down, Peninsula Gallery, New York, USA, 2015
Gente Feliz com Lágrimas, Walk and Talk, Azores, 2015
Mai Im Januar, Shau Fenster, Berlin, DE, 2015
Foam, AN/DOR, London  and Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, UK, 2014
Dependent Publishing, Salon fur Kunstbuch, Vienna, AT, 2013
Dienstag Abend, The Mews & Art Review, London, UK, 2013
Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show 2013, London, UK, 2013

Solo performances / screenings / collaborations (selection)

Infected Ear, Micro-(bial) Tenancies, BLINDSIDE annual Emerging Curator Mentorship, 2021
Death Grip, The Contemporary Journal, Nottingham Contemporary, UK, 2020
Kunsthall Oslo, Water from the Waist Down w/ Marie Kolbæk Iversen & Gaia Fugazza, NO, 2020
Performance as Publishing, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK, 2019
Alice Bonner Institute, Varanasi, IND, 2019
Irreal, w/ Muyassar Kurdi, Lisbon, PT, 2019
Vortex Club, w/ Martin Clark and Charlotte Keefe, London, PT, 2019
LUX - Moving Image, Star Messenger w/ Marie Kolbæk Iversen & Gaia Fugazza, London, UK, 2018
Panacea, Passos Manuel, Porto, PT, 2018
The Lexington,w/ Jejuno, London, UK, 2018
Safehouse, w/ Hàkarl,Brighton, UK, 2017
Luciano Bessa & The Orchestra of Noise Intoners, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, PT, 2017
Royal College of Art and Deptford X, w/ Erinyes, London, UK, 2017
Manpower, w/ Erinyes, Lisbon, PT, 2017
Feeling Safer, w/ AAS, IMT Gallery, London, UK, 2017
Sonoscopia, Porto, PT, 2017
Pump House Gallery, w/ Cabiria, London, UK, 2017
Fluxus Concert, Cafe OTO, London, UK, 2016
Matt's Gallery, w/ Erinyes, London, UK, 2015
Waterfalls, ZDB, w/ Afonso Simões, Lisbon, PT, 2015
Dança Bruta, Supernormal Festival, Cambridge, UK, 2014
Art Licks, w/ Jenna Bliss, London, UK, 2013
The Housing Act, w/ Cooking Sessions, Trienal de Arquitectura de Lisboa, PT, 2013
Bricks are Heavy, w/ Rui Toscano, Culturgest, Lisbon, PT, 2013

Prizes / Grants (selection)

Arts Council Norway, 2021
Arts Council UK, 2020
Prémios Novos Artistas / Winner - Fundação EDP /MAAT, PT, 2019
Shelah Cluett Trust / Scholarship, UK, 2019
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Scholarship, PT, 2017
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Scholarship, PT, 2015

Artistic Residencies (selection)

Osso, Caldas da Raínha, PT, 2021
Swatch Art Hotel, Shanghai, CN, 2021
BoCA - Biennal of Contemporary Arts, PT, 2019
Binaural Nodar / Sound Art, 2019
Alice Bonner Institute, IND, 2019
Residency Unlimited, New York, USA, 2015

Publications

Available upon request.