Now Representing: Joana Vasconcelos

After many years closely following her career, especially since her monumental installation presented at the Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo in 2008 "Contaminação", Baró Galeria joins forces with Joana Vasconcelos.

Born in Paris, Vasconcelos is one of the best-known contemporary artists currently living and working in Lisbon. In her practice, she explores themes of identity, gender and consumer culture, incorporating everyday objects and materials, such as textiles, ceramics, and household appliances, which she transforms into monumental and provocative sculptures.


The work of Vasconcelos revolves around ceramics, yarn, fabric, and cloth. These materials serve as the basis for her vibrant, larger-than-life, three-dimensional sculptures, as well as for her elaborate, surreal creations that transform ordinary objects, furniture, tools, ceramics, and figurines. Joana Vasconcelos elevates these mediums and their techniques that are typically associated with applied arts and artisanship to the status of fine art. Her approach involves techniques of alienation and repurposing, which brings her works closer in style and strategy to those of the Surrealist artists.


Vasconcelos has exhibited her work internationally, including at the Venice Biennale (2005)(2013), the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (2018) and the Palace of Versailles (2012), being the youngest female artist to exhibit at the palace. She recently displayed a monumental site specific installation for the Dior Fall-Winter 2023-2024 fashion show, at the Paris Fashion Week. WEDDING CAKE, a commission from the Rothschild Foundation for Waddesdon Manor in the United Kingdom, is currently being completed.



To learn more about the artist, please visit our website or take a look at her newest publication LIQUID LOVE (La Fabrica, 2023) and the artist's upcoming projects ARBRE DE VIE  at Sainte-Chapelle du Château de Vincennes and WEDDING CAKE at Waddesdon.

March 28, 2023