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b. Lisbon, Portugal
Lives and works between London (UK) and Lisbon (PT).


Diana Policarpo is a London based visual artist and composer whose work consists of both visual and musical media, including drawing, score, sculpture, acoustic composition, 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 Kunsthall Trondheim, NO (2021);  Galeria Municipal do Porto, PT (2020); GNRtion, Biennal of Contemporary Arts, Braga, PT (April 2019); Belo Campo / Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, 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 Intersticio, London, UK (2020); Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas (MACE), Elvas, PT (2020); Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT), Lisboa, PT (May 2019); ARCOmadrid, Madrid, ES (2019); Fórum Arte Braga, PT (2019); Lisboa Soa, Lisbon, PT (2018); Chiado 8, Lisbon, PT (2018); Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, PT (2018); Guest Projects, London, UK (2018); Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisbon, PT (2018), 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 Passos Manuel, Porto, PT; Kunsthall Oslo, NO; LUX - Moving Image, The Lexington, Tenderpixel Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Cafe OTO, Pump House Gallery, IMT Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery in London. 
Policarpo was the winner of Prémio Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019.



PT

n. Lisboa, Portugal 
Vive e trabalha entre Londres (UK) e Lisboa (PT).

Diana Policarpo é uma artista visual e compositora, actualmente a desenvolver a sua actividade artística entre as artes visuais, música electroacústica e a performance multimédia. 
Estudou música no Conservatório Nacional de Música de Lisboa, licenciou-se em Artes Plásticas na Escola Superior de Arte e Design (ESAD) e tem um mestrado em Artes Visuais (MFA) pelo Goldsmiths College, da Universidade de Londres. 
O seu trabalho investiga relações de poder, cultura popular e política de género, justapondo a estruturação rítmica do som como um material tátil dentro da construção social da ideologia esotérica. Cria performances e instalações para examinar experiências de vulnerabilidade e empoderamento associadas a atos de exposição face ao mundo capitalista.

O seu trabalho sonoro e instalações foi mostrado em exposições individuais na Kunsthall Trondheim, NO (2021); Galeria Municipal do Porto, PT (2020); GNRtion, Bienal de Arte Contemporânea, Braga, PT (2019); Belo Campo / Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa, PT (2018); Kunstverein Leipzig, DE (2017), lAB Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE (2016); Xero, Kline & Coma, Londres, UK (2015) e Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE (2014). 

O seu trabalho também foi incluído em exposições colectivas no MACE, Elvas, PT (2020); MAAT, Lisboa, PT (Maio 2019); ARCOmadrid, Madrid, ES (2019); Fórum Arte Braga, PT (2019); Lisboa Soa, Lisboa, PT (2018); Chiado 8, Lisboa, PT (2018); Galeria Municipal do Porto, PT (2018), Galeria Francisco Fino, Lisboa, PT (2017), Tenderpixel Gallery, Londres, UK (2017); Mars Gallery, Melbourne, AU (2017), North Gallery, New Castle, UK (2016), Peninsula Gallery, Nova Iorque, USA (2015), W139, Amesterdão, NL (2015) e AN/DOR, Londres, UK (2014). Policarpo apresentou recentemente instalações, performances e leituras no Lisboa Soa, Lisboa, PT (2018); Passos Manuel (Porto, PT), Kunsthall Oslo (NO), LUX - Moving Image, Instituto de Arte Contemporânea (ICA), The Lexington, Cafe Oto, Royal College of Art, Pump House Gallery, Iklectik, IMT Gallery, Enclave Gallery, Tenderpixel Gallery, Goldsmiths College e Whitechapel Gallery em Londres. 
Foi vencedora do Prémio Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019.



EDUCATION

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


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



SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)


2021   Nets of Hyphae, Kunsthall Trondheim, NO. February 2021
2020   Nets of Hyphae, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, PT. December 2020
2020   Solar Watch, CAV, Coimbra, PT (Upcoming). September 2020 
2020   Overlay, Lehmann + Silva Gallery, Porto, PT. June 2020
2019   Total Eclipse, GNRtion, Bienal de Arte Contemporânea, Braga, 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


GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)

this light, toxic, Interstício, London, UK. December 2020
Contracto Natural, Maus Hábitos, Porto PT. November 2020
Um oásis ao entardecer, MAAT, Lisbon, PT. October 2020
Euphonia, Hangar Online. July 2020
Coleção António Cachola 2012 - 2019 - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, PT. 2020
Plexo Volátil, Bardo, Lisbon, PT. 2019
Síntese Ativa, Fórum Arte Braga, PT. 2019
Vanishing Point, Cordoaria Nacional, Lisbon, PT. 2019
Prémios EDP Novos Artistas Fundação EDP 2019, MAAT, Lisboa, PT. 2019
ARCOmadrid, Galeria Lehmann + Silva, Madrid, ES. 2019
Lisboa Soa, Lisbon, PT. September 2018
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, AAS, Gallery North, NewCastle, UK. 2016
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


SOLO PERFORMANCES AND COLLABORATIONS (SELECTION)


Death Grip, Maus Hábitos, Porto, PT. December 2020
Death Grip, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, UK. November 2020
SMUP, Parede, PT. September 2020
ZDB, Lisbon, PT. March 2020
KHiO, Oslo, NO. February 2020
Labareda, Musicbox, Lisbon, PT. September 2019
Performance as Publishing, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK. September 2019
Alice Boner Institute. Varanasi, India. February 2019
The Lexington. London, UK. W/ Jejuno. March 2018
Star Messengerw/ Marie Kølbæk Iversen and Gaia Fugazza, Kunsthall Oslo, Oslo, NO. February 2018
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


PUBLICATIONS


Available upon request.


AWARDS / GRANTS

Arts Council UK (2020)
Prémios Novos Artistas / Winner - Fundação EDP - MAAT (2019)
Shelah Cluett Trust / Scholarship (2019)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Scholarship (2017)
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Scholarship (2015)


ART RESIDENCIES (SELECTION)


TBA, Shanghai, CN (2021) 
BoCA - Biennal of Contemporary Arts, Lisbon, Portugal (2020)
Binaural Nodar / Sound Artist Residency, Portugal (2019)
Shelah Cluett Trust (UK) and Alice Boner Institute, India (2019) 
Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation / Residency Unlimited, New York, USA (2015)



PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN:

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