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b. Lisbon, Portugal 1986

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

Diana Policarpo is a visual artist and free composer based in London and Lisbon working in drawing, score, sculpture, performance and multi-channel sound installation. She graduated from Goldsmiths College with a MFA in Fine Art in 2013.

Her work investigates power relations, popular culture and gender politics, juxtaposing the rhythmic structuring of sound as a tactile material within the social construction of esoteric ideology.
She creates performances and installations to examine experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the capitalist world. 

Her sound and installation work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Belo Campo / Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa, PT (2018); Kunstverein Leipzig, DE (2017); lAB Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE (2016); Xero, Kline and Coma, London, UK (2015); Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE (2014);
Her work has also been included in recent group exhibitions at Chiado 8, Lisboa, PT (2018); Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, PT (2017); Guest Projects, London (UK); Francisco Fino Gallery. Lisbon (PT), Mars Gallery, Melbourne, AU (2017); North Gallery, New Castle, UK (2016); Peninsula Gallery, NYC (2015); W139, Amsterdam, NL (2015); Shaun Fenster, Berlin, DE (2014); AN/DOR, London, UK (2014). Policarpo has recently presented performances and given readings at LUX - Moving Image, Tenderpixel Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Cafe OTO, Pump House Gallery and IMT Gallery in London.


2010-2013   Goldsmiths College, University of London, MFA, Fine Art, London (UK)

2004-2008   Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD - Caldas da Rainha), BFA Fine Arts (PT)


2018   Dissonant Counterpoint, Belo Campo / Francisco Fino Gallery, Lisbon, PT

2017    Dissonant Counterpoint, Kunstverein Leipzig, DE

2016    Sun in Cancer, lAb - Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE

2015    Visions of Excess, Xero, Kline and Coma, London, UK

2014    Beating Back Darkness, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE



10 Anos, 10 Artistas, 10 Comissões - Coleção António Cachola, Chiado 8, Lisbon, PT. May 2018


10000 anos depois entre Vénus e Marte, Colecção António Cachola, Galeria Municipal do Porto, PT. December 2017 

Lost Senses, Guest Projects, London, UK. August 2017 

The Fiction of the Fix, Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK. June 2017

Morphogenesis, Francisco Fino Gallery, Lisbon, PT. May 2017 

Laboratory of Dark Matters, Guest Projects, London, UK. April 2017 

Laura, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, AU, February 2017


Chaotic Good: Crabhead / Collaborative Princess / Lumpy Oracle, AAS, Gallery North, New Castle, UK


Pairing Down, Peninsula Gallery, New York, USA, November 2015

Gente Feliz com Lágrimas, Walk and Talk Gallery, Azores, PT,  September 2015

Body Meets City, New York, USA, September 2015

Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, NL, March 2015

Mai Im Januar, Shaun Fenster, Berlin, DE, January 2015


FOAM, AN/DOR, London; Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, UK


Dependent Publishing, Salon fur Kunstbuch, Vienna, AT

Dienstag Abend, The Mews + Art Review, London, UK

Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London, UK


Von Finstern, Salon e.V AtelierHaus, Leipzig, DE, 



Transitório, Round the Corner, Teatro Trindade, Lisbon, PT

11 Assoalhadas, Espaço Avenida 211, Lisbon, PT

Quartos/Rooms/Chambres/Zimmer, Pavilhão 28, Lisbon, PT



The Lexington. London, UK. W/ Jejuno. (Upcoming) March 2018
Star Messengerw/ Marie Kølbæk Iversen and Gaia Fugazza, Kunsthall Oslo. February, Oslo, NO.
Biografias Obscuras (Herstories), Galeria Municipal do Porto. Porto, PT. January 2018


Star Messenger, w/ Marie Kølbæk Iversen and Gaia Fugazza, PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and LUX- Moving Image, London, UK. 

Safehouse - The Verdict Jazz Club, Brighton, UK. w/ Hákarl. December 2017 

Passos Manuel, Porto, PT. 10000 anos depois entre Vénus e Marte. December 2017

Kunstraum Botchaft, Berlin, DE.  w/ Gonçalo Sena - during the exhibition LO-FI STRATA. November 2017

Autumn Equinox Performance w/ Marie Kølbæk Iversen, PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and LUX- Moving Image, London, UK. September 2017

Hákarl (24), The Rose Hill, Brighton, UK. July 2017

Ilan Volkov's Summer Binge at Cafe OTO, London, UK. July 2017

Luciano Chessa and The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, PT. April 2017

Erinyes Collective, Deptford X, London, UK. March 2017

Scratch Orchestra, Cafe OTO, London, UK. February 2017

Erinyes Collective, Royal College of Art, London, UK. January 2017


FluxConcert, Cafe OTO, December, London, UK

Progress Report from the Strategic Sanctuary for the Destruction of Free Will (P&G Kollectiv), 

Cabiria Live Soundtrack at Pump House Gallery, London, UK

Cabiria, DIY Space for London, UK

Erinyes Collective, Playlist 3 (Listening Session + Live Performance), Deptford X, London, UK

AAS, IMT Gallery, London, UK

Terminal, The Nines, London, UK


Super Woofer, Matt's Gallery, London, UK

(Dis)identifications, ICA, London, UK

Rock Sea Rider, W139, Amsterdam, NL


Listening Seminar, Sound Works by Women Artists, Goldsmiths College NAB, London, UK

Invisible Script, London, UK


Walking Piece, w/ Jenna Bliss, Performance, Art Licks Comission, London, UK

Here on Earth as Well, w/ Cabiria, Performance, Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London, UK

Lecture-Drum, Performance, Goldsmiths College, London, UK 


Available upon request.


Recipient of a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (2017)

Recipient of a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (2015)


Residency Unlimited, New York, USA (2015)

Alice Boner Institute, India (2019) 


Colecção António Cachola, Portugal

Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Portugal


Lisbon, Baden-Baden, London, Porto, Leipzig, New York, Zurich and Stockholm.