Joana Dionisio (b. 1993) is a Portuguese photographer who lives in Porto and works on commissioned and personal projects. She graduated in Audiovisual Communication Technologies in 2017 and in 2021 she completed the Master in Artistic Photography.
After finishing her degree, Joana worked for nearly four years at Farfetch as a photographer and she is currently working within the area of photography as a freelancer while continuing to develop her personal projects.
She has already exhibited her work in individual and group exhibitions and recently she was selected for the FRESH EYES book as an emerging European Photography Talent by GUP Magazine.


Artist Statement

What fascinates me about photography is it’s subjective, metaphorical and symbolic nature, I am interested in exploring how we are projected by each image beyond the visible and the different layers of interpretation that can be created with it.
I create narratives from a process of autobiographical intentions, around documents and personal memories, transporting questions from the past to the present and reflecting on how human beings relate to themselves and to the world.
Time, memory and absence are the support of my work, which through different photographic approaches talks about the way man deals with the fleetingness of life and his mortal condition.


Education

2020 < 2021: Master in Artistic and Documentary photography, IPCI
2020: Flash Workshop, IPF
2014 < 2017: Degree in Audiovisual Communication Technologies with a specialty in photography, ESMAE
2011 < 2014: Degree in Product Design, ESAD


Exhibitions

CINCO ANOS DE FOTOLIVROS
Dummy group exhibition
Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem, Porto
2022

MOSTRA NACIONAL DE JOVENS CRIADORES - Fotografia
Group exhibition
Forum Municipal Romeu Correia
2022

LISBON’S PHOTOBOOK FAIR 12TH
Dummy group exhibition
Arquivo municipal de Lisboa
2022

RAÍZES VINCULADAS 
Group exhibition
Rua da Estação - Antigo Apeadeiro de Canelas, Estarreja
2022

LOOSENART Mostra Collettiva 
Group exhibition
Millepiani, via N. Odero, 13 Roma
2022

ROSTOS DA MARÉ - Vidas Cruzadas entre Matosinhos, Vila do Conde e Póvoa de Varzim
Group exhibition
Mercado de Matosinhos - 28.06.2022
Centro de Memória, Vila do Conde - 07.07.2022
Centro Póvoa Empresas, Póvoa de Varzim - 14.07.2022

REMAPEAR AS MARGENS: HIPSOGRAFIA DO CENTRO
f/est Amarante
Group exhibition
2022

MARGEM
PB27 Gallery
Group exhibition
2022

AND THE SHAPE OF THINGS DISAPPEARED FOR A WHILE
Galeria de arte - Mira Maia shopping
Solo exhibition
2022

EXPANDED PHOTOGRAPHY - TOWARDS A COLLECTIVE REINVENTION
Online group exhibition
Ágora
2022

THONET 24
Group exhibition
Jov’arte | Bienal Jovem, Loures
2021

Sentir ... Mais do que um Porto
Group exhibition
APDL
2021

AND THE SHAPE OF THINGS DISAPPEARED FOR A WHILE
CAAA - Guimarães
Solo exhibition
Encontros da Imagem
2021

BLIND SPOT
Solo exhibition
CAL - Associação Cultural
S.A. Bar Galeria, Ponte de Lima
2017

BLIND SPOT 
Group exhibition "Projeto 17"
Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto
2017

LADY PERFECTION
Group exhibition
XIX Bienal Internacional de Arte de Cerveira, Cerveira
2017

PORTO DAS SOMBRAS E DAS FORMAS
Group exhibition
7º Mercado das Artes, Ponte de Lima
2017

Group exhibition - Sementeira
Jardins Efémeros, Viseu
2015

ILUSÃO
Group exhibition "(con)junto"
Palácio das Artes, Porto (Portugal)
2015


Awards and nominations
 
Finalist
Mostra Nacional de jovens criadores - Fotografia
Gerador
2022

3rd prize
Open Call “Ode to Earth”
Estação – Associação Cultural
Estarreja
2022

Selected
GUP Magazine for the FRESH EYES book as an emerging European Photography Talent 
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2022

Selected
Portfolio review with Jim Goldberg and Alessandra Sanguinetti
Encontros do olhar
2022

Finalist
Concurso Jov’Arte 2021 
Bienal Jovem, Loures
2021

3rd prize
Photography contest “Sentir... Mais que um porto” 
APDL
2021

LADY PERFECTION
Porto Fashion Film Festival
Nominee for Author Fashion Films Best Director
2017

DGES Merit scholarship
Audiovisual Communication Technologies with a specialty in photography
2017

(CON)JUNTO
Collective project selected for exhibition
Concurso de Artes e Talentos - Fábrica de talentos
2015


Press, Publications, Interviews, Features

PhMuseum, Story of the Week, 2023

Transference Mag, 2023

Transformative Power of Art Journal Volume 1, Issue 2, Winter 2023

FRESH EYES 2022
, Gup magazzine, 2022

Time Silence Photography, Quarterly Publication, Fall 2022 Issue

ADFPhoto, critique by Francisco González Fernández, 2022

B.A.T. (Boisé, Aride & Touffu) nº05
, Super Issue Éditions, Limited Edtion of 120, 2022 

Zero Nine Magazine, 2022

Open Exhibition Catalog, Loosenart, 2022

Rostos da Maré, Vidas em Rede entre Matosinhos, Vila do Conde e Póvoa do Varzim, ESMAD, P. Porto, 2022

Superpresent Volume 2, Issue number 1, Goupi Publishing, Winter 2022

Sola journal, interview by Alice Oliver, 2022

Jov’arte, Câmara Municipal de Loures, 2021

Génesis 2:1, Encontros da imagem, 2021

Porto.,
Câmara Municipal do Porto, 2020

Rave,
Politécnico do Porto, 2017


Artist residencies

Plano Frontal, MDOC International Documentary Film Festival, 2022

Joana Dionisio, Portugal, 2023 ©