Joana Escoval / Works

Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away I, 2021. Tree roots, metals. Variable dimensions. Unique
Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away I, 2021. Tree roots, metals. Variable dimensions. Unique
Joana Escoval. Exhibition view: that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model.
Curated by Adam Budak and Alexander Wilmschen, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, 2022
Joana Escoval. Exhibition view: that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model.
Curated by Adam Budak and Alexander Wilmschen, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, 2022
Joana Escoval. Exhibition view: that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model.
Curated by Adam Budak and Alexander Wilmschen, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, 2022
Joana Escoval. Exhibition view: that other world, the world of the teapot. tenderness, a model.
Curated by Adam Budak and Alexander Wilmschen, Kestner Gesellschaft, Hannover, 2022
Joana Escoval, The sound was hot as a color inside, 2022. Gold, fusion of metals (brass), air. 134 x 111,5 x 43 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The sound was hot as a color inside, 2022. Gold, fusion of metals (brass), air. 134 x 111,5 x 43 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The sound was hot as a color inside, 2022 (detail). Gold, fusion of metals (brass), air. 134 x 111,5 x 43 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The sound was hot as a color inside, 2022 (detail). Gold, fusion of metals (brass), air. 134 x 111,5 x 43 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Even the best mixture of clay, sand, and rock will become sterile if it is not nourished, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air. 43 x 36 x 15 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Even the best mixture of clay, sand, and rock will become sterile if it is not nourished, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air. 43 x 36 x 15 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Using what you have to remember what you saw (III), 2018. Gold, glass. Approx. 70 x 12 x 14 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Using what you have to remember what you saw (III), 2018. Gold, glass. Approx. 70 x 12 x 14 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, It dreams that it’s always waking II, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), glass, air. 118 x 55 x 86 cm approx. Unique
Joana Escoval, It dreams that it’s always waking II, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), glass, air. 118 x 55 x 86 cm approx. Unique
Joana Escoval, Harvest and uses I, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air, plant fibers of Schoenoplectus lacustris, mineral pigment, brass. 100 x 26 x 14 cm approx. Unique
Joana Escoval, Harvest and uses I, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air, plant fibers of Schoenoplectus lacustris, mineral pigment, brass. 100 x 26 x 14 cm approx. Unique
Joana Escoval, We do not work alone. To do the work and let it go, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air. 106,5 x 54 x 40 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, We do not work alone. To do the work and let it go, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air. 106,5 x 54 x 40 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: WIND DREAMS, Joana Escoval, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: WIND DREAMS, Joana Escoval, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Joana Escoval, It dreams that it’s always waking III, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), glass, air. 46 x 53 x 5 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, It dreams that it’s always waking III, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), glass, air. 46 x 53 x 5 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, It dreams that it’s always waking, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), glass, air. 40 x 47 x 11 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, It dreams that it’s always waking, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), glass, air. 40 x 47 x 11 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: WIND DREAMS, Joana Escoval, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Exhibition view: WIND DREAMS, Joana Escoval, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2022
Joana Escoval, The pledge of fire: to return all things purified, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air. 143 x 18,5 x 21,5 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The pledge of fire: to return all things purified, 2022. Earth, water, fire, air. 143 x 18,5 x 21,5 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Flowers powder the air around and settle on our arms, eyes and hair, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), air. 208 x 139 x 87 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Flowers powder the air around and settle on our arms, eyes and hair, 2022. Fusion of metals (brass), air. 208 x 139 x 87 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away I, 2021. Tree roots, metals. Variable dimensions. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away I, 2021. Tree roots, metals. Variable dimensions. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away III, 2021. Metals, non-selective peacock feathers, climbing wood, vegetable fibers, wind, air and rainwater. Variable dimensions. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away III, 2021. Metals, non-selective peacock feathers, climbing wood, vegetable fibers, wind, air and rainwater. Variable dimensions. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away II, 2021. Metals, non-selective peacock feathers, climbing wood, vegetable fibers, wind, air and rainwater. Variable dimensions. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, Rain falls, winds blow, plants bloom, leaves mature and are blown away II, 2021. Metals, non-selective peacock feathers, climbing wood, vegetable fibers, wind, air and rainwater. Variable dimensions. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, The world as a passing cloud, 2021. Concrete, iron, seawater, algae, aquatic molluscs, brass, copper, stainless steel and gold. 94 x 26 x 18 cm (approx.). Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, The world as a passing cloud, 2021. Concrete, iron, seawater, algae, aquatic molluscs, brass, copper, stainless steel and gold. 94 x 26 x 18 cm (approx.). Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, Root hair, momentary continuity (in collaboration with Geum Beollae 금벌레), 2021. Root, sand, seawater, wind, copper from electric cable, metal alloy and horse hair. 112 x 25 x 40 cm. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Joana Escoval, Root hair, momentary continuity (in collaboration with Geum Beollae 금벌레), 2021. Root, sand, seawater, wind, copper from electric cable, metal alloy and horse hair. 112 x 25 x 40 cm. Unique. Exhibition view: “Strange Attractor”, Pavilhão Branco, Lisbon, 2021. Photo: Bruno Lopes. Courtesy by Galerias Municipais de Lisboa.
Exhibition view: I am molten matter, Joana Escoval,  S.M.A.K., Gent, 2021
Exhibition view: I am molten matter, Joana Escoval,  S.M.A.K., Gent, 2021
Exhibition view: I am molten matter, Joana Escoval, S.M.A.K., Gent, 2021
Exhibition view: I am molten matter, Joana Escoval, S.M.A.K., Gent, 2021
Joana Escoval, An empty list of things missing III, 2021. Steel, copper and vine. 65 x 80 x 63 cm (approx.). Unique
Joana Escoval, An empty list of things missing III, 2021. Steel, copper and vine. 65 x 80 x 63 cm (approx.). Unique
Joana Escoval, An empty list of things missing III, 2021 (detail). Steel, copper and vine. 65 x 80 x 63 cm (approx.). Unique
Joana Escoval, An empty list of things missing III, 2021 (detail). Steel, copper and vine. 65 x 80 x 63 cm (approx.). Unique
Joana Escoval, Mutações. The Last Poet, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2020
Joana Escoval, Mutações. The Last Poet, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2020
Joana Escoval, Mutações. The Last Poet, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2020
Joana Escoval, Mutações. The Last Poet, Museu Coleção Berardo, Lisbon, 2020
Joana Escoval, In dream, I often see them destroying the entire forest as they search for it, 2020 (detail). Gold, feather and branch. Approx. 75 x 41 x 50.5 cm; 44 x 15 x 16 cm. Exhibition view:
Joana Escoval, In dream, I often see them destroying the entire forest as they search for it, 2020 (detail). Gold, feather and branch. Approx. 75 x 41 x 50.5 cm; 44 x 15 x 16 cm. Exhibition view:
Exhibition view: Daniel Gustav Cramer + Joana Escoval. 17-23 September 2020.
Exhibition view: Daniel Gustav Cramer + Joana Escoval. 17-23 September 2020.
Joana Escoval, See the destiny you have chosen emerging before you, 2017. Bronze, gold, brass, copper
Joana Escoval, See the destiny you have chosen emerging before you, 2017. Bronze, gold, brass, copper
Joana Escoval, See the destiny you have chosen emerging before you, 2017. Bronze, gold, brass, copper (detail)
Joana Escoval, See the destiny you have chosen emerging before you, 2017. Bronze, gold, brass, copper (detail)
Joana Escoval. Exhibition view: Untitled (How does it feel), cur. by Luis Silva and João Mourão, SolMar center, Festival Walk&Talk, Ponta Delgada, Azores, 2018
Joana Escoval. Exhibition view: Untitled (How does it feel), cur. by Luis Silva and João Mourão, SolMar center, Festival Walk&Talk, Ponta Delgada, Azores, 2018
Joana Escoval, I forgot to go to school yesterday, 2016. Exhibition view at Kunsthalle Lissabon | Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland.
Joana Escoval, I forgot to go to school yesterday, 2016. Exhibition view at Kunsthalle Lissabon | Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland.
Joana Escoval, I forgot to go to school yesterday, 2016. Exhibition view at Kunsthalle Lissabon | Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland.
Joana Escoval, I forgot to go to school yesterday, 2016. Exhibition view at Kunsthalle Lissabon | Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland.
Joana Escoval, Living Metals, Transmissions from Etherspace, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 2017
Joana Escoval, Living Metals, Transmissions from Etherspace, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain, 2017
Joana Escoval, It arises not from any cause, but from the cooperation of many (surround), 2019. Bronze, brass, copper. Approx. 230 x 160 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, It arises not from any cause, but from the cooperation of many (surround), 2019. Bronze, brass, copper. Approx. 230 x 160 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Made to Acompany the Sound of a Storm VI, 2019. Cooper, gold. Approx. 175 x 152 x 37 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, Made to Acompany the Sound of a Storm VI, 2019. Cooper, gold. Approx. 175 x 152 x 37 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, I would rather be a storm, 2020. Copper, gold. Approx. 195 x 100 x 28 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, I would rather be a storm, 2020. Copper, gold. Approx. 195 x 100 x 28 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The physical world merges with the larger cosmos VI, 2020. Brass, stainless steel, copper, silver. Approx. 100 x 69 x 51 cm; 90 x 68 x 37 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The physical world merges with the larger cosmos VI, 2020. Brass, stainless steel, copper, silver. Approx. 100 x 69 x 51 cm; 90 x 68 x 37 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The physical world merges with the larger cosmos VI, 2020. Brass, stainless steel, copper, silver. Approx. 100 x 69 x 51 cm; 90 x 68 x 37 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The physical world merges with the larger cosmos VI, 2020. Brass, stainless steel, copper, silver. Approx. 100 x 69 x 51 cm; 90 x 68 x 37 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The physical world merges with the larger cosmos II, 2019. Brass, stainless steel, copper, silves. Approx. 100 x 69 x 51 cm. Unique
Joana Escoval, The physical world merges with the larger cosmos II, 2019. Brass, stainless steel, copper, silves. Approx. 100 x 69 x 51 cm. Unique
Exhibition view: Fiducia incorreggibile, Joana Escoval, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2017
Exhibition view: Fiducia incorreggibile, Joana Escoval, Galeria Vera Cortês, 2017
Joana Escoval, I forgot to go to school yesterday. Spirit trail, 2016-2017. Silver, copper, gold. 100 × 0.3 × 20 cm (approx.)
Joana Escoval, I forgot to go to school yesterday. Spirit trail, 2016-2017. Silver, copper, gold. 100 × 0.3 × 20 cm (approx.)
Exhibition view: Lichens never lie, Joana Escoval, La Criée, Rennes, France, 2016
Exhibition view: Lichens never lie, Joana Escoval, La Criée, Rennes, France, 2016
Exhibition view: Joana Escoval, Whirlpools, Vera Cortês Art Agency, 2014
 
Exhibition view: Joana Escoval, Whirlpools, Vera Cortês Art Agency, 2014
 
Exhibition view: Joana Escoval, Whirlpools, Vera Cortês Art Agency, 2014
 
Exhibition view: Joana Escoval, Whirlpools, Vera Cortês Art Agency, 2014
 

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Exhibitions

Bio

Joana Escoval (1982) lives and works in Lisbon. Her practice circumscribes both visual and aural in the form of sculpture, collective walks, video installations, and printed matter.
A selection of her exhibitions and projects includes: I am Molten Matter (solo show) S.M.A.K. Museum, Ghent (2021); Nothing is Lost. Art and Matter in Transformation, curated by Anna Daneri and Lorenzo Giusti, GAMeC Museum, Bergamo (2021); Strange Attractor, curated by Margarida Mendes, Pavilhão Branco, Lisboa (2021); Mutações. The Last Poet (solo show), curated by Pedro Lapa, Museum Colecção Berardo, Lisbon (2020); We do not work alone (solo project), Fiorucci Art Trust, London (2019); 11a Biennal D’Art Leandre Cristòfol, curated by Julia Morandeira, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida (2019); De Collectie (1). Highlights for a Future, S.M.A.K., Ghent (2019); The sun lovers (solo show), Tenderpixel, London (2018); Transmissions from the Etherspace, curated by João Laia, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2017); I will go where I don’t belong / Volcano Extravaganza, curated by Milovan Farronato and Camille Henrot, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli (2016); I forgot to go to school yesterday (solo show), Kunsthalle Lissabon and Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland (2016); Lichens Never Lie (solo show), La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art, Rennes (2016); The lynx knows no boundaries, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2015); Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014).
She won the BES Revelação Prize in 2012 (Serralves Museum) and was nominated for the EDP Foundation New Artists Prize in 2015, in Portugal. She received a fellowship from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and FLAD Foundation in 2013.
Escoval participated in art residencies, including the Fiorucci Art Trust Residency in Stromboli in 2015, and RU, in New York in 2013/14 and Halfhouse, Barcelona in 2011.
In collaboration with the artist Nuno da Luz, they released the album “Beasts of Gravity”, a double LP released by Vinyl Factory, London in 2019.

Joana Escoval (1982) vive e trabalha em Lisboa. A sua prática artística circunscreve-se nos campos visual e aural, na forma de escultura, caminhadas colectivas, instalações vídeo e materiais efémeros.
Uma selecção das suas exposições e projectos incluem: I am Molten Matter (exposição individual), Museu S.M.A.K., Ghent (2021); Nothing is Lost. Art and Matter in Transformation, curada por Anna Daneri e Lorenzo Giusti, Museu GAMeC, Bergamo (2021); Strange Attractor, curada por Margarida Mendes, Pavilhão Branco, Lisboa (2021); Mutações. The Last Poet (exposição individual), curada por Pedro Lapa, Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisboa (2020); We do not work alone (projecto individual), Fiorucci Art Trust HQ, Londres (2019); 11a Biennal D’Art Leandre Cristòfol, curada por Julia Morandeira, Centre d’Art la Panera, Lleida (2019); De Collectie (1). Highlights for a Future, Mueu S.M.A.K., Ghent (2019); The sun lovers (exposição individual), Tenderpixel, London (2018); Transmissions from the Etherspace, curada por João Laia, La Casa Encendida, Madrid (2017); I will go where I don’t belong / Volcano Extravaganza, curada por Milovan Farronato e Camille Henrot, Fiorucci Art Trust, Stromboli (2016); I forgot to go to school yesterday (exposição individual), Kunsthalle Lissabon and Kunsthalle Tropical, Iceland (2016); Lichens Never Lie (exposição individual), La Criée Centre for Contemporary Art, Rennes (2016); The lynx knows no boundaries, Fondation d’Entreprise Ricard, Paris (2015); Europe, Europe, Astrup Fearnley Museet, Oslo (2014).
Ganhou o Prémio BES Revelação em 2012 (Museu de Serralves) e foi nomeada para o Prémio de Novos Artistas da Fundação EDP em 2015, em Portugal. Escoval recebeu uma bolsa da Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian e da Fundação FLAD em 2013.
Entre outras residências, destaca-se a sua participação na Fiorucci Art Trust Residency em Stromboli (2015) e na RU em Nova Iorque (2013/14).
Em colaboração com o artista Nuno da Luz, editaram o álbum “Beasts of Gravity”, um duplo LP lançado pela Vinyl Factory, Londres em 2019.

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