Joana Galego was born in 1994 between not so tall mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, in Cascais, Portugal. After studying Painting at the University of Lisbon she moved to London for the Drawing Year, determined to stop working from photographs of her childhood. She is interested in language, love - in its many forms or absences -, and one’s simultaneous hesitancy and excitement. Fascinated by drawing’s affair with failure she now works from memories, observational studies and yes, old photographs too.
2016 o lugar indeciso, Museu das Artes de Sintra, Portugal.
2017 'The Drawing Year' Final Degree Show, Royal Drawing School, Shoreditch.
2017 'The Best of The Drawing Year', Christie's, London.
2017 Painting 12'16, National Society of Fine-Arts, Lisbon.
2016 1st Paula Rego Award, Paula Rego Museum, Cascais.
2016 Chiado, Carmo, metropolis e u-topia, Lisboa, Portugal; Vitória, Brasil; and Paris, France.
2015 9th GAB-A Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
2015 Ensaio para uma exposição, Associação 25 de Abril, Lisbon, Portugal.
2015 Ilustrária II, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
2014 ARTLAB Protocolo Experimental: Tapeçaria Contemporânea, Portalegre's Tapestry Museum – Guy Fino, Portalegre, Portugal.
2014 16th European Symposium in Group Analysis Art meets Science: Exploring Challenges and Changes, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014 5th International Art Festival Š.U.N.D., Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, Portugal.
2014 7th GAB-A Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
2013 6th GAB-A Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon, Portugal.