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b. Lisbon, Portugal 1986
Lives and works between London (UK) and Lisbon (PT).

Diana Policarpo is a visual artist and free composer based in London and Lisbon working in drawing, score, sculpture, performance and multi-channel sound installation. She graduated from Goldsmiths College with a MFA in Fine Art in 2013.

Her work investigates power relations, popular culture and gender politics, juxtaposing the rhythmic structuring of sound as a tactile material within the social construction of esoteric ideology.
She creates performances and installations to examine experiences of vulnerability and empowerment associated with acts of exposing oneself to the capitalist world. 
As well as working on solo projects she often collaborates and has recently made live performances with Scratch Orchestra, Hákarl, Áine O'Dwyer, AAS, Cabiria, Erinyes and The Orchestra of Futuristic Noise Intoners.


Her sound and installation work has been shown in solo exhibitions at Kunstverein Leipzig, DE (2017); lAB Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE (2016); Xero, Kline and Coma, London, UK (2015); Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE (2014); and Kunstverein Leipzig, DE (Upcoming).
Her work has also been included in recent group exhibitions at Guest Projects, London (UK); Francisco Fino Gallery. Lisbon (PT), Mars Gallery, Melbourne, AU (2017); North Gallery, New Castle, UK (2016); Peninsula Gallery, NYC (2015); W139, Amsterdam, NL (2015); Shaun Fenster, Berlin, DE (2014); AN/DOR, London, UK (2014). Policarpo has recently presented performances and given readings at LUX - Moving Image, Tenderpixel Gallery, Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Cafe OTO, Pump House Gallery and IMT Gallery in London.




EDUCATION


2010-2013   Goldsmiths College, University of London, MFA, Fine Art, London (UK)


2004-2008   Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD - Caldas da Rainha), BFA Fine Arts (PT)




SOLO EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)


2017    Dissonant Counterpoint, Kunstverein Leipzig, DE


2016    Sun in Cancer, lAb - Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE


2015    Visions of Excess, Xero, Kline and Coma, London, UK


2014    Beating Back Darkness, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE



GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)


2017


Coleção António Cachola, Galeria Municipal do Porto, PT. December 2017 (Upcoming)


Lost Senses, Guest Projects, London, UK. August 2017 


The Fiction of the Fix, Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK. June 2017


Morphogenesis, Francisco Fino Gallery, Lisbon, PT. May 2017 


Laboratory of Dark Matters, Guest Projects, London, UK. April 2017 


Laura, MARS Gallery, Melbourne, AU, February 2017




2016

Chaotic Good: Crabhead / Collaborative Princess / Lumpy Oracle, AAS, Gallery North, New Castle, UK



2015


Pairing Down, Peninsula Gallery, New York, USA, November 2015


Gente Feliz com Lágrimas, Walk and Talk Gallery, Azores, PT,  September 2015


Body Meets City, New York, USA, September 2015


Does Not Equal, W139, Amsterdam, NL, March 2015


Mai Im Januar, Shaun Fenster, Berlin, DE, January 2015



2014


FOAM, AN/DOR, London; Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, UK



2013


Dependent Publishing, Salon fur Kunstbuch, Vienna, AT


Dienstag Abend, The Mews + Art Review, London, UK


Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London, UK



2012


Von Finstern, Salon e.V AtelierHaus, Leipzig, DE, 


 

2009

Transitório, Round the Corner, Teatro Trindade, Lisbon, PT


11 Assoalhadas, Espaço Avenida 211, Lisbon, PT


Quartos/Rooms/Chambres/Zimmer, Pavilhão 28, Lisbon, PT




SOLO PERFORMANCES AND COLLABORATIONS (SELECTION)


2017



Safehouse, Brighton, UK. Duo w/ Hákarl. December 2017 (Upcoming)


Kunstraum Botchaft, Berlin, DE.  w/ Gonçalo Sena - during the exhibition LO-FI STRATA. November 2017

Autumn Equinox Performance w/ Marie Kølbæk Iversen, PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and LUX- Moving Image, 
London, UK. September 2017

Hákarl (24), The Rose Hill, Brighton, UK. July 2017


Ilan Volkov's Summer Binge at Cafe OTO, London, UK. July 2017


Luciano Chessa and The Orchestra of Futurist Noise Intoners, Teatro Maria Matos, Lisbon, PT. April 2017


Erinyes Collective, Deptford X, London, UK. March 2017


Scratch Orchestra, Cafe OTO, London, UK. February 2017


Erinyes Collective, Royal College of Art, London, UK. January 2017



2016


FluxConcert, Cafe OTO, December, London, UK


Progress Report from the Strategic Sanctuary for the Destruction of Free Will (P&G Kollectiv), 

Cabiria Live Soundtrack at Pump House Gallery, London, UK

Cabiria, DIY Space for London, UK


Erinyes Collective, Playlist 3 (Listening Session + Live Performance), Deptford X, London, UK


AAS, IMT Gallery, London, UK


Terminal, The Nines, London, UK



2015


Super Woofer, Matt's Gallery, London, UK


(Dis)identifications, ICA, London, UK


Rock Sea Rider, W139, Amsterdam, NL



2014


Listening Seminar, Sound Works by Women Artists, Goldsmiths College NAB, London, UK


Invisible Script, London, UK



2013


Walking Piece, w/ Jenna Bliss, Performance, Art Licks Comission, London, UK

Here on Earth as Well, w/ Cabiria, Performance, Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London, UK



Lecture-Drum, Performance, Goldsmiths College, London, UK 




AWARDS


Recipient of a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (2017)


Recipient of a Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Grant, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal (2015)




ART RESIDENCIES (SELECTION)


Residency Unlimited, New York, USA (2015)




COLLECTIONS


Colecção António Cachola, Portugal

Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, CAM, Portugal


PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN:

Lisbon, Baden-Baden, London, Porto, Leipzig, New York, Zurich and Stockolm.