The individual exhibition ENTRE MUNDOS by Joana R. Sá, will open on June 9, from 6 pm. to 8.30 pm. The exhibition will remain open until July 1 and the admission is free.

ENTRE MUNDOS (BETWEEN WORLDS) reflects on the relationship between the tangible world and the virtual world. “Simulacra and Simulation” by Jean Baudrillard serves as a basis for corrupting the image code of the drawing composed of an intimate visual alphabet, created based on a free gesture, which contrasts with the translation of digital artifacts resulting from image corruption.

In this exhibition, manual techniques are confronted with digital manipulation, in an exploration of two seemingly distinct worlds. The artist invites us to question the relationship between technique and artistic creation, demonstrating how the creative process is influenced by the medium and material used.

Through the exploration of these two worlds, Joana R. Sá proposes an analysis of the importance of human essence in contemporary art, and how technology can alter our perception of the world. “Entre Mundos”(“Between Worlds”) is an exhibition that invites us to reflect on our relationship with technology, art, and contemporary culture.

Joana R. Sá is a Portuguese multidisciplinary artist born in Mirandela (1993). She spent most of her life in Faro, where she currently resides. She obtaineda Bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts and a Post-Graduate degree in Visual and Performing Arts from the University of Algarve. More recently, she received a Master’s degree in Fine Arts, specializing in Drawing, from the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Porto with the project “Lapso: o desvio na imagem”.

Joana R. Sá’s work develops through drawing as an expanded field, conceptually presenting itself as a rhizome around the methodological exploration of deviation, gesture, memory, code, and language, through dichotomies about the organic and the artificial/mechanical/digital. Through the practice of a visual alphabet – indecipherable code records from her inner essence – the artist digitally deconstructs them through a process of databending, causing their corruption, so that she can execute the translation of digital artifacts, along with reminiscences of her alphabet. Her artistic process develops through encounters and mismatches, constructions and deconstructions, territorializations and deterritorializations, materializations and dematerializations, noise and harmonies, memories and unmemories.

She has participated in several exhibitions since 2013, highlighting her solo exhibition “Nuvens de Ruído” (2022, Associação 289), and her participation in numerous group exhibitions, including “Synchronicity” (2022, Plataforma Revólver), “Noroeste-Sudeste: Novas Perspectivas no Desenho” (2019, Fundação Júlio Resende: No Lugar do Desenho), “289 – Um Projecto de Pedro Cabrita Reis” (2018, Associação 289) and “Octagonal” (2017, Galeria Trem). She is currently an artist-in-residence at Associação 289, a collective of artists that promotes contemporary art events in the Algarve region.

Joana R. Sá was selected in the Open Call, held by Apaixonarte, in 2021.

Exhibition poster for Joana R. Sá's exhibition at Apaixonarte