Joana Alarcão
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Joana Alarcão

Fine Artist, Writer, ActivistPortugal
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Joana Alarcão

Fine Artist, Writer, ActivistPortugal
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Joana Alarcão is a Portuguese artist and writer based in Lisbon. She has an M.A in Art & Environment from Burren College of Art in Ireland, a degree in Sculpture from The University of Fine Arts in Lisbon and a diploma of Level IV technician in Ceramic. She had her work showcased in collective exhibitions, exhibit solo at the Faculty of Science & Technology in Caparica and recently is presenting in an online exhibition "Earth". She also has her work showcase in online galleries, contemporary magazines and has taken part in various residents and workshops, such as residences of land art, Rural painting workshops and Pada sudios. Creating sculptures, charcoal drawings, performances and writings influenced by environmental practices, she explores human cognitive behaviours and climate change from multiple lenses.
Projects
  • The Importance of Artistic Freedom: The Public Philosopher
    The Importance of Artistic Freedom: The Public PhilosopherWhen silence reaches its peak and oppression clinches its grasp, a wave of irrefutable destruction is left in its wake. The sound of speech is the last-ditch effort to draw attention to the attempted eradication of one's fundamental right: the freedom to create and spark dialogue.
  • The Emotional Memories of Home: Artist Mohamad Hafez and the Syrian Refugee Crisis
    The Emotional Memories of Home: Artist Mohamad Hafez and the Syrian Refugee CrisisNew commentary for Arts Help on the pressing refugee crisis in Syria. Read more : https://www.artshelp.net/mohamad-hafez/
  • 'Flower for Detained Children': The Refusal to Let Inequality Flourish
    'Flower for Detained Children': The Refusal to Let Inequality FlourishMy new article for Arts Help, an organization founded on the principle of art making the world a better place- Have a read at https://www.artshelp.net/flower-for-detained-children/
  • THE GRATITUDE WALL: WHERE COMMUNITY MEETS PERSONAL STORY
    THE GRATITUDE WALL: WHERE COMMUNITY MEETS PERSONAL STORYOne of my articles for the NGO Creative Conscience. Read on - https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk/the-gratitude-wall-where-community-meets-personal-story/
  • NAK_D – IMPERFECTLY IMPERFECT - WINNER’S STORY
    NAK_D – IMPERFECTLY IMPERFECT - WINNER’S STORYOne of My articles for the NGO Creative Conscience. Read the rest on - https://www.creative-conscience.org.uk/nak_d-imperfectly-imperfect/
  • Death of praxis: why women should counter speech with speech
    Death of praxis: why women should counter speech with speechRead full article on https://www.womantowoman.org.uk/death-of-praxis-why-women-should-counter-speech-with-speech/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=death-of-praxis-why-women-should-counter-speech-with-speech
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Projects credited in
  • Mothering the Earth: Is it okay to have kids in a climate crisis?
    Mothering the Earth: Is it okay to have kids in a climate crisis?Article for Insights of an Eco Artist exploring how women are tackling the prospect of having children in the fact of the climate crisis, featuring interviews with women of all ages and backgrounds. Read it here: https://insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/mothering-the-earth-is-it-okay-to-have-kids-in-a-climate-crisis/
  • The Claudes SEN Law UK Petitions and Campaign
    The Claudes SEN Law UK Petitions and Campaign#TheClaudesSENLaw
  • First Print  Issue of Insights of an Eco Artist is now available!
    First Print Issue of Insights of an Eco Artist is now available!Insights of an Eco Artist is an international art publication that features selected artists and writers from around the globe with a high focus on contemporary art and those tackling issues of social and ecological justice. Buy Here: https://www.insightsofayoungecologicalartist.com/shop-magazines Feature artists Yaroslav Leonets, Leila Bakouche, Katerina Pravda, Vincenzo Cohen, Susan Hensel, Kenneth Lambert, Antonis Tsrouchas, Ken Clarry, Weera It ITTITEERARAK. ​Edition: July/ August 2022- I
  • The case for Artistic Freedom
    The case for Artistic FreedomWelcome to the third episode of Insight of an Eco Artist. Today, I will talk about something I believe to be of extreme importance - artistic freedom that correlates with freedom of expression and speech. In light of current events, with individual rights being jeopardized worldwide, I want to stretch the importance of such rights on the quality of life of individuals and societies. Artistic freedom is the freedom to imagine, create and distribute various cultural expressions free of political
  • Art as a Symbolic Act- Conversation with the artist Samantha Passaniti
    Art as a Symbolic Act- Conversation with the artist Samantha PassanitiWelcome to the second episode of Insights of an Eco Artist, today I have with me the Italian artist Samantha Passaniti whose practice focuses on natural materials she gathers from the environment around her, this material becomes the center of investigation and observation. Samantha shares some insights into her practice, the art world, and the problems we face navigating current situations. Listen on :https://open.spotify.com/episode/2pgxfMpOT0KjHiacOLtLqP?si=2g9ckSIASYGZ6gb-IvguMA
  • International Women’s Day 2022, meet 100 rising stars inspiring change
    International Women’s Day 2022, meet 100 rising stars inspiring changeWe still have a way to go when it comes to improving gender diversity and equality in the creative, tech and digital industries – which is why it is so important for us, as a platform, to use our force for good. We’re thrilled to be releasing our annual list celebrating and shining a spotlight on 100+ rising stars – as nominated by The Dots community – who are transforming the industry of today and inspiring the generation of tomorrow. The list beams with brilliant, talented people and their d
Work history
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    Contributing writerArts Help
    Toronto, CanadaFreelance
    Created narratives of artists and artworks focusing on the UN Sustainable Development Goals Develop interviews with artists Actively participated in staff meetings and brainstorming sessions
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    Creative Conscience logo
    Pro bono WriterCreative Conscience
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    Created narratives of artists/ grant winners' stories. Analysed several audio interviews. Develop upcoming stories and narratives.
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Skills
  • Sculpting
  • Drawing
  • Clay Sculpting
  • Creative Writing
Education
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    MAburren college of art
     - Ireland
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Faculty of Fine Arts | ULisboa - Universidade de Lisboa
     - Lisbon, Portugal