b. 1971, Paris; lives and works in Lisbon

1994-96 Fine Arts Advanced Course at Ar.Co, Lisbon

1990-95 Jewellery Basic Course at Ar.Co, Lisbon

1989-94 Drawing Basic Course at Ar.Co, Lisbon 

Joana Vasconcelos is a Portuguese contemporary artist, world-renowned for her monumental sculptures. She has exhibited regularly since the 1990s, leaving her mark all over the globe. Currently on show atYorkshire Sculpture Park, she has previously filled the Palace of Versailles; becoming the first woman and youngest artist to exhibit in the vast, historic palace. Vasconcelos was also the first Portuguese with a solo exhibition at Guggenheim Bilbao, and represented Portugal in the 55th Venice Biennale with a floating pavilion.