Lives and works between London (UK) and Lisbon (PT).
Diana Policarpo is a visual artist based in London and Lisbon working in composition, sculpture, improvised performance and 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 works collaboratively and has recently made live performances with Scratch Orchestra, Hannah Catherine Jones, Marina Elderton, AAS, Àine O'Dwyer, Erinyes and The Orchestra of Futuristic Noise Intoners.
Her sound and installation work has been shown in solo exhibitions at 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 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 Tenderpixel Gallery, London, UK (2017), Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), Cafe OTO, Pump House Gallery and IMT Gallery in London.
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 TBA, November, Kunstverein Leipzig, DE (Upcoming)
2016 Sun in Cancer, lAb - Artists Unlimited, Bielefeld, DE
2015 Visions of Excess, Xero, Kline & Coma, London, UK
2014 Beating Back Darkness, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, DE
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTION)
Lost Senses, Guest Projects, London, UK. August 2017 (Upcoming)
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
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
FOAM, AN/DOR, London; Wysing Arts Center, Cambridge, UK
Dependent Publishing, Salon fur Kunstbuch, Vienna, AT
Dienstag Abend, The Mews + Art Review, London, UK
Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London, UK
Von Finstern, Salon e.V AtelierHaus, Leipzig, DE,
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 LIVE COLLABORATIONS (SELECTION)
Hákarl 24h Improvisation, The Rose Hill, Brighton, UK. July 2017
Ilan Volkov's Summer Binge at Cafe OTO, London, UK. July 2017
Luciano Chessa & 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
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
Super Woofer, Matt's Gallery, London, UK
(Dis)identifications, ICA, London, UK
Rock Sea Rider, W139, Amsterdam, NL
Listening Seminar, Sound Works by Women Artists, Goldsmiths College NAB, London, UK
Invisible Script, London, UK
Here on Earth as Well, w/ Cabiria, Performance, Goldsmiths MFA Degree Show, London, UK
Lecture-Drum, Performance, Goldsmiths College, London, UK
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)
MACE - Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Elvas, Portugal
Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany
Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, CAM, Portugal
PRIVATE COLLECTIONS IN:
Lisbon, Baden-Baden, London, Porto, Leipzig, New York, Zurich and Stockolm.