February 2021 by Joana Galego
Joana Galego (b. 1994 Cascais, Portugal) holds a Painting BA from the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon (2012–16) and a postgraduate Diploma from The Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School (2016–17). Joana has been exhibiting in group shows since 2014, including: Fresh Air/ Hot Sauce, Arebyte Studios, London (2019); The Best of the Drawing Year, Christies, London (2017); Chiado, Carmo, metropolis e u-topia, Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon (2016). Solo exhibitions include: Spring and All, Royal Drawing School, London (2019) and o lugar indeciso, Museu das Artes de Sintra, Portugal (2016).
Recent awards include: Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, Shortlisted (2019), The Sir Denis Mahon Award from the Royal Drawing School (2017) and 1st Paula Rego Award, Shortlisted (2016). Residencies include: The Drawing Marathon (in partnership with The Royal Drawing School); Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2018; RÉSVÉS Mértola, Mértola, Portugal, 2016 and RÉSVÉS Loulé, Alte, Portugal, 2015.
She lives and works in London and Lisbon.