Joao Penalva | the artist




The artist Joao Penalva
Born 1949, Lisbon, Portugal.
Lives and works in London, UK.

Style and technique of the artist: Installation art, Video, Photography, Berlin Biennial,


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Joao Penalva’s work has close affinities with epic theatre. A sweeping narrative is presented, dealing with reality and transformation, recreated memories and updated legends…
Penalva started his career at the beginning of the 1970ís as a dancer. From 1970 to 1973 he studied ballet, the Graham and the Cunningham techniques at the London Contemporary Dance School, later he worked with choreographer Jean Pomares and then with Pina Bausch…
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