Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris in 1971. She currently lives and works in Lisbon.

Through large and colourful sculptures and installations, the artist provides a complicit vision, but one which is, at the same time, critical of contemporary society – particularly of the several features which serve the enunciations of collective identity, especially those that concern the status of women, class distinction or national identity. She was the first woman, and the youngest artist, to exhibit at the Palace of Versailles, in 2012.