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Joana Vasconcelos

Joana Vasconcelos was born in Paris in 1971. Lives and works in Lisbon. 

The nature of Joana Vasconcelos’ creative process is based on the appropriation, decontextualisation and subversion of pre-existent objects and everyday realities. Starting out from ingenious operations of displacement, a reminiscence of the ready-made and the grammars of Nouveau Réalisme and pop, the artist offers us a complicit vision, but one which is at the same time critical of contemporary society and the several features which serve the enunciations of collective identity, especially those that concern the status of women, class distinction or national identity.

Public work pieces by Joana Vasconcelos are especially famous in the world, particularly remarkable was a recently ended exhibition at Versailles in 2012.
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