About Urban / Sobreurbano

19 Apr 2018 – 8 Jun 2018

Event times

mo - fri, 3 to 8 pm

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Free Admission

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Galeria Acervo

Lisbon, Portugal


Travel Information

  • 773 / 201 /
  • BAIXA-CHIADO STATION (plus 10m walk) or RATO STATION (plus 15m walk)
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JOANA LUCAS | solo show

| Opening : April 19 , 7 - 10 pm
| Duration : 19.04.2018 - 08.06.2018
| Venue: Acervo - Contemporary Art


| Synopsis: 

Assuming that the urban habitat is an organic clump of overlapped human actions, these  images cannot be empty of a subject.

The city is made of socially heterogeneous individuals who maintain patterns of coexistence. It brings together diverse human flows and activities and is a register of disperse actions and solitary acts.  These remains can be read as scientific documents, but also as narratives, histories of presence, coexistence and intimacy.

The artificial is closer to Man than nature, but these do not have to be two conflicting concepts. Human action is present in the urban environment in extraordinary manifestations of beaty, both in macro scale - in architectural creations - , as in small details - which can either be deliberate actions or subtle marks of passage.

The ortogonal tendeny of human construction creates easy links to the universe of abstract images. Lines and planes form attractive patterns, both stimulating and relaxing. Reflective materials create impossible or plausible virtual spaces.

This set of images shows a perspective of the reality that emphasises a certain fascination by the enigma of everyday life. Its aim is to allow the aesthetic fruition of visual, almost abstract artefacts, promoting the attention to detail and the delight of the aesthetic abstractionism in the perception of the urban.

(Joana Lucas | Berlin, March 2018)

| Bio / CV

Joana Lucas (Lisbon, 1979). Lives and works in Berlin.

1997-2003 Degree in Plastic Arts – Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon.

2003 Erasmus Scholar, Statens kunstakademi – Oslo.

2004 Advanced photography course, Portuguese Association of Photographic Art, Lisbon.

2005-2006 Leonardo da Vinci Scholar, KMAntenne – Berlin.

Solo Shows

2018 „About Urban / Sobreurbano“, Acervo - Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

2017 „About walls / Sobre paredes‘‘, Montijo Municipal Gallery, Montijo, Portugal.

2016 „Exibição, ou ser revelado‘‘, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2014 „The accelerated sublime‘‘, Joana Lucas+Jose del Palo‘, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

„One of a kind‘‘, Eurostars, Berlin.

2013 „Uncertain Sunday‘‘, Joana Lucas + Jose del Pal‘, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

„Ao Vivo‘‘, Rui Cunha Foundation, Macau, China.

„Encenar o acaso”, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2010 „DUPLOS”, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2009 „Fictícios”, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2008 „entretanto – 2ª parte”, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2007 „entretanto”‘, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2005 „é...”‘, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2004 „Intervenções em Objectos e Fotografas”, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

2003 „Joana Lucas – Project-space”, Gallery Schuster, Frankfurt.

2002 „entredentes”, Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.

Collective Shows (selection)

2016 “In good hands”, ISEG / Acervo - Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

“30x30“ Acervo - Contemporary Art, Lisbon, Portugal

2014 CUC, Centro Unicaja de Cultura de Antequera. Comissioned by Jose Medina Galeote. Spain.

2012 „Yellow once again‘‘, Berlinda Festival, Berlin.

2006 „Glogauer – ofene ateliers”, Glogauer 16 ateliers, Berlin.

2004 ARCO Madrid, Booth Arte Periférica Gallery, Madrid.

2003 ARCO Madrid, Booth Arte Periférica Gallery, Madrid.

2001-2011 – ArteLisboa, Lisbon International Art Fair, Booth Arte Periférica Gallery, Lisbon.


2017 „About walls / Sobre paredes: pintura | Joana Lucas“, Municipal Chamber of Montijo, Montijo.

2012 „Joana Lucas“, Forum of Macau, Macau, China.

2004 „Extensão do olhar, colecção da Fundação PLMJ“, Assírio e Alvim, Lisbon.


PLMJ Foundation, Lisbon.

Rui Cunha Foundation, Macau.

PBAMSD Lawyer Society of Porto.

Eurostars Berlin, Germany.

Several private collections in Portugal, Spain, France, Germany, Switzerland and China.



Rua do Machadinho 1, Lisbon | MO - FRI, 3 - 8 pm | info@acervo.com.pt |+351 91 363 90 28 / +351 213 974 325

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