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Joana Imaginario

“Working with Illustration, sculpture, teaching, sewing, painting, writing, animation films, always drawing, bring up two boys… makes my life a perfect chaos. Time and will, are things that I have in sufficient portions to move on very slowly. I don’t have a place to arrive. Sensibility and intuition will keep taking me through the unknown. I am always afraid, but I go. Is this being an artist?”

Joana Imaginário, born in Lisbon 42 years ago. Lives by the sea, close to Ericeira, Portugal.
For ten years I lived at S. Francisco convent in Lisbon, old house where also lived my art school. We got separated in 2000. Three years before, for six months, with an Erasmus scholarship, I discovered Germany and stone. From Aachen I realized that this matter could be mine and it was just by my door.

In this year of 2011 I finished a short animation film “Shadow woman”. Cantanhede, Amadora, Óbidos, Sintra, are places for sculptures as “Alter ego, Shadow womans and X Person – incognito being” (2011/2010).

At S. José Convent in Lagoa, (2009), were installed canvas, stone and movement with “Shadow woman”. Other shadows of tissue and stone sneak in to small nun cells. Also at Malaposta in Lisbon, persisted the threshold space that makes possible the other side.

With “Entrails” I inhabit another old house in Sintra, (2006). At same time, images and canvas traveled overseas to Açores. I stayed. In 2005 again Cantanhede, Cascais (IV Sculpture Prize City Desk), Vila Nova de Cerveira ( XIII International Art Bienal).

Going back to the year 2000, I count another eighteen participations in exhibitions and symposiums.

Joana Imaginário
Tel: 351.917 889 927