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.
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- Claim Against Alienation ( Sculpture )This Sculpture addresses the concept of symbiosis between humans and nature. Using my own strength to carve this found oak wood, the marks of the chisel convey- emotion, tiredness, excitement and confusion. The sculpture gives more of myself, of the individual, as there is more to the individual than being consider a liability of society. There is more to be said about traditional ways of work. There is more to be given to the sculpture.
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Projects credited in
- 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/
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- Clay Sculpting
- Creative Writing