Oficina de Gravura: introdução e verificação: 6 ECTS
Joana Maria Pereira works across writing, prints and moving image often creating installations that explore the sense of provisional or transitory, to question notions of authority and permanence.
Pereira studied sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Porto (1998) and holds an MA in Drawing and Printmaking (2003) from the same institution. Since then she has been exhibiting and presenting her work both nationally and worldwide in conferences, talks and shows in Brazil, France and UK. Recent exhibitions include Summer Exhibition at Royal Academy of Arts (London, UK) and IMPACT9 at China Academy of Art, (Hangzhou, China).
During her MA studies, she became particularly interested in the field of printmaking beginning to articulate the link between prints, writing and cinema, exploring notions of temporality by using unstable and unconventional materials such as make-up or dust. Her MA thesis, entitled “Between Imprint and Disappearance”, mirrors her growing interest in the impermanence of images and their tactile qualities.
She is currently developing research at the Print programme at the Royal College of Art in London. Her practice-based research focuses on the topic of silence and on processes of discontinuity in the context of contemporary art practice. Pereira’s aim is to prompt new uses of printmaking, drawing attention on the existence of gaps - fissures on memory, on thought and on history - while proposing original correspondences with the practice of writing and further understandings on the way emotional and political realms relate and the intertwining between fact and fiction, theory and practice.