Joana P. Cardozo is a Brazilian visual artist based in Los Angeles and Sao Paulo. Her art practice is rooted in rituals and spirituality, exploring ideas of mortality, domesticity, and identity through photography, mixed media, installation, and performance. Her photographs create unconventional portraiture by examining the relationship amongst domestic spaces, their inhabitants, and their objects. Her installations discuss the futility of human attachments in an impermanent world. Cardozo has won numerous awards and has most recently exhibited at Bareiss Gallery (Taos), photo L.A. (Los Angeles), Texas Contemporary Art Fair (Houston), Foto Relevance (Houston), Klompching Gallery (New York), San Francisco Bay International Photo Show (San Francisco), and Rencontres d’Arles (France). She graduated from the International Center of Photography in 2015. Cardozo is represented by Foto Relevance in Houston.
Bareiss Gallery, Taos, NM – "The Naked Hours - 56 Hours"
California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA - "The Naked Hours - 100 Hours"
Foto Relevance, Houston, Texas - "Domestic Fiction"
Selected Group Exhibitions
Santa Clarita City Hall Gallery, Santa Clarita, CA – “Color is Your World”
Feeler Gauge Festival, Virtual Screening curated by Jennie Park and Fabian V. Euresti
Foto Relevance, Houston, TX, "Quarantine Blues"
Imagine Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX- “2020 Print Auction Exhibition”
photo L.A., Los Angeles, CA
Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX
Foto Relevance, Houston, Texas - "1000 + 1"
Klompching Gallery, New York, NY - "Commorancy"
San Francisco Bay International Photo Show
Rencontres d’Arles, Arles, France - "FOCUS photo l.a. exhibition"
Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania
FestFoto 11th International Photography Festival, Porto Alegre, Brazil
ICA Gallery, Tokyo, Japan - "Tokyo Foto Awards Winners Exhibition"
Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY – “Let There Be Light (And Shadow)”
SxSE Gallery, Molena, GA - "Still Lifes"
Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - “LensCulture Print Show”
Soho Photo Gallery, New York, NY
Taos Center for the Arts, Taos, NM - “8th Annual Self Portrait Exhibition"
Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - “Cut/Paste”
Lite-Haus Galerie, Berlin, Germany - “Borderless: In Perspective”
Galeria Oriente, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - "Gabinete Contemporâneo de Curiosidades"
Paraty em Foco 12th International Photography Festival, Paraty, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Photoville, Brooklyn, NY - "The Future Perfect"
Artprize, Grand Rapids, MI
International Center of Photography, New York, NY - “The Future Perfect”
Rio II Gallery, New York, NY - "Uptown Arts Review"
A.I.R. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - "Generations X | RAZZLE DAZZLE"
Filter Space, Chicago, IL – “Abstract”
International Center of Photography, New York, NY - “Tipping Point”
Grants, Awards & Honors
Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Lightning Fund, Los Angeles, CA
National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Grant, San Antonio, TX
Lillian Disney Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA