About





       


Joana Dionisio (b. 1993) is a Portuguese visual artist based in Porto, where she works as a freelancer on various commissioned and personal projects.
Having first studied Audiovisual Communication Technologies, she completed a Master in Artistic and Documentary Photography in 2021.
Joana has exhibited her work in a range of solo and group exhibitions, whilst she was selected for FRESH EYES 2022, a publication showcasing emerging European Photography Talent by GUP Magazine and was nominated as a new talent for FUTURES in 2023 by Bienal Fotografia do Porto.


Artist Statement

My work revolves around the themes of time, memory and mortality, delving into the ways in which humans grapple with the fragility of life and their mortal condition.  
I create narratives from a process of autobiographical intentions, around documents or personal memories, transporting questions from the past to the present and reflecting on how human beings relate to themselves and to the world.




Education

2020 — 2021:
Master in Artistic Photography, IPCI

2014 — 2017:
Degree in Audiovisual Communication Technologies with a specialty in photography, ESMAE - (DGES Merit scholarship)


2011 — 2014:
Degree in Product Design, ESAD




Exhibitions

INSHADOW
Group exhibition
Espaço Santa Catarina, Lisbon
2023

THROUGH MY LENS
Online group exhibition
ARTDOC Photography Magazine
2023

HUBTEKK
Group exhibition
2023

FNAC Chiado
Solo exhibition
2023


Exposed Turino Foto Festival x FUTURES x C2C Club to club x Unstated
Installation “Untitled#1”
2023

MOSTRA NACIONAL DE JOVENS CRIADORES - Fotografia
Group exhibition
Centro Municipal de Juventude, Vila do Conde
2023

MDOC - Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival
Group exhibition
Casa da cultura de Melgaço
2023

Decagon Gallery - Flash #10
Online group exhibition
2023

LUMINIC - Festival de Fotografia de Sant Cugat
Group exhibition
Galeria Blanca
2023

NATURE’S WAY
Online exhibition
Patience Gallery
2023

FRESH EYES 2022
Group exhibition
Haute Photographie Rotterdam
2023

CINCO ANOS DE FOTOLIVROS
Dummy group exhibition
Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem, Porto
2023


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 
Centro de Memória, Vila do Conde
Centro Póvoa Empresas, Póvoa de Varzim 
2022

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

MARGEM
Group exhibition
PB27 Gallery
2022

AND THE SHAPE OF THINGS DISAPPEARED FOR A WHILE
Solo exhibition
Galeria de arte - Mira Maia shopping
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
Solo exhibition
CAAA - Guimarães
Encontros da Imagem
2021

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

PROJETO 17
Group exhibition
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

SEMENTEIRA 
Group exhibition
Jardins Efémeros, Viseu
2015

(CON)JUNTO
Group exhibition
Palácio das Artes, Porto 
2015




Prizes & awards

Finalist
Open call “Mystery”
Gaze Magazine
2024

Finalist
Mostra Nacional de jovens criadores - Fotografia
Gerador
2023

Member
Futures Platform
Nominated by CiClo Plataforma de Fotografia
2023

Selected
Luminic - Festival de Fotografia de Sant Cugat
Awarded as one of the runner-up prizes 
2023

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

MNJC Catalog, 2023

ARTDOC Photography magazine, 2023

FUTURES annual publication, 2023

FLASH #10, Decagon Gallery Catalog, 2023

Catalog of Failures, Issue 3, 2023

Melgaço International Documentary Film Festival, Catalog, 2023

Death in the family, Mechanical soft Press, 2023

Azar nº4, Revista interartes independente, 2023

PhMuseum, Story of the Week, 2023
Transference Mag, 2023

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

FRESH EYES 2022, Gup magazine, 2022

Time Silence Photography, Quarterly Publication, Fall 2022 Issue

MNJC Catalog, 2022

ADFPhoto, critique by Francisco González Fernández, 2022

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

Angels, Issue number 1, Healthline Zine 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




Experience

Jury at Chromatic Photography Awards, 2023

Guest Lecturer, “Emergentes, o que é ?”, Instituto de Produção Cultural e Imagem, Porto, 2023

Guest Lecturer, 13ª Feira do Livro de Fotografia, Arquivo Muncipal de Lisboa, 2023

Guest Lecturer, Colégio Nossa Senhora da Paz, 2023 

Guest Lecturer, Escola Superior de Media Artes e Design, Instituto Politécnico do Porto, 2022  

Artist in Residence at Plano Frontal, MDOC International Documentary Film Festival, 2022

Invited Photographer for the project “Rostos da Maré, Vidas em Rede entre Matosinhos, Vila do Conde e Póvoa do Varzim”, ESMAD, P. Porto, 2022

2017 - 2020 - Photographer at Farfetch




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