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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.

Image credit: Leka Mendes

 Solo Exhibitions

2020    

Bareiss Gallery, Taos, NM – "The Naked Hours - 56 Live Performance Hours"

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA - "The Naked Hours - 100 Hours Live Performance" 

2019     

Foto Relevance, Houston, Texas - "Domestic Fiction"

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA – “International Exhibition" juried by Debra Klomp Ching and Darren Ching

California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA - "Crossed Wires" 

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

2020     

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 

2019     

Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Houston, TX

Foto Relevance, Houston, Texas - "1000 + 1" 

 

2018

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" 

2017     

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”

2016     

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"

2015   

Filter Space, Chicago, IL – “Abstract”

International Center of Photography, New York, NY - “Tipping Point”

 

Grants, Awards & Residencies

2021

CERF+ COVID-19 Relief Grant, Montpelier, VT 

Hermes Artes Visuais Residency, São Paulo, SP, Brazil

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

2020  

Foundation for Contemporary Arts Emergency Grant, New York, NY

Fundação Nacional de Artes – Funarte, Prêmio RespirArte, Brazil

NYFA and Anonymous Was A Woman Emergency Relief Grant, New York, NY

The Bartman Fund Award, California Institute of The Arts, Valencia, CA

The Dean’s Fund, California Institute of The Arts, Valencia, CA

2019   

Lillian Disney Scholarship, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA

 

2018   

FOCUS photo l.a. - Top 20 Finalists exhibited as part of the at Les Rencontres de La Photographie in Arles, France

San Francisco Bay International Photo Show - Gold Medal Award Winner

TIFA - Tokyo International Foto Awards - Silver and Bronze Prizes, Fine Art/ Abstract and Fine Art/ Collage

2017    

Critical Mass Finalist

Soho Photo Gallery National Competition - Honorable Mention granted to Blueprint One - Self-portrait

Moscow International Photo Awards - Honorable Mention granted to Blueprints, category Fine Art/Abstract

 

2016   

First Place awarded to Blueprints - Paraty em Foco 12th International Photography Festival, Paraty, Rio de                   Janeiro, Brazil

Participant of the 2016 New York Foundation For The Arts (NYFA) Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program

Third Fine Art Photography Awards - Professional Nominee, categories Abstract and Conceptual

Moscow International Photo Awards - Honorable Mention granted to Blueprints, category Fine Art/Abstract

 

2015

Juror’s Choice Award granted by Debra Klomp Ching, Co-Owner of Klompching Gallery - Filter Space, Chicago, IL

Moscow International Photo Awards - Honorable Mention granted to Blueprints, category Abstract

 

Curatorial Projects 

 

2017  

International Center of Photography, New York, NY - “Hidden Narratives” - Assistant curator

2016  

Photoville, Brooklyn, NY - “The Future Perfect” - Co-curator

International Center of Photography, New York, NY - “The Future Perfect” - Co-curator

 

Publications

2020  

The Taos News. Tempo Magazine. June 4-10, 2020

2019   

Better Photography Magazine. September 2019. Vol 23

2018   

Foto Relevance Online – Commentary on Domestic Fiction – October 17, 2018

Fraction Magazine – Issue 110, May 10th Anniversary Issue

Let There Be Light (and Shadow) - Published by Umbrella Arts Gallery, New York, NY

 

2017   

F-Stop Magazine. Home. Issue #85 October - November 2017

Lenscratch. Fine-art photography daily journal. Issue of June 3, 2017

Musée Magazine. Photography magazine. Issue of June 28, 2017

 

2016 

Die Angst Magazine. Berlin-based photography magazine. Issue #2 June 2016

L’ceil de la Photographie. Digital magazine about photography published daily. Issue of April 9, 2016

 

2015   

F-Stop Magazine. Where I Live. Issue #73 October - November 2015

SHIFT 10 - Published by International Center of Photography, New York, NY 

 

Education

2022    MFA, Art: Photography & Media - California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA, USA

2015   General Studies in Photography - International Center of Photography New York, NY, USA

2010   Master of Laws in International Financial Law (LL.M) - King’s College London, London, England

2002  Bachelor of Law with specialization in Business Law (LL.B.) - PUC-SP, Sao Paulo, Brazil