Lúcia Prancha (1985, Lisboa, Portugal) obtained her MFA from CalArts (USA) in 2015, after completing BA studies in Lisbon (PT, 2009) and MA in São Paulo (BR, 2012). Lúcia Prancha explores the tensions between aesthetics, perception and politics, often by rethinking specific historical and social sites through sculpture, video and printed matter. Her work has been exhibited at Sesc-Pompeia, Sao Paulo, BR, Galeria Dinamo, Porto, PT, LACA–Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, USA, Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO, Serralves Foundation, Porto, PT; Galeria Leme, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Bienal de Sao Paulo, BR and Museu Berardo, Lisbon, PT. In 2020 her film CASA DO SOL was screened at Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon, PT and 28th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, Portugal. In 2016, her film SEBASTIAN, THE GHOST was screened at Les Rencontres Internationales Nouveau Cinéma et Art Contemporain in Paris and, at Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin; and the 24th Curtas Vila do Conde – International Film Festival, Portugal. In 2017, Prancha was in residency at the Jan van Eyck Akademie in Maastricht, NDC. During the Spring of 2020, Lúcia was a Visiting Artist Faculty at CalArts–California Institute of the Arts. In 2021 Lúcia will present her work in Chicago at Table projects.

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Solo Show: Bread StoryTable, Chicago, USA. (September 23rd – October 25th, 2021). Opening: Wednesday, September 23rd from 6h30–9pm. (Upcoming).

Talk: Aula de Teoria e Crítica de Arte, Departamento de Artes Visuais, Universidade Federal do Maranhão, São Luís, BR (March 2, 2021).

Talk: ESCAC Escola Superior de Cinema i Audiovisuals de Catalunya, Terrassa, Barcelona, SP (February, 19, 2021). 

Solo Show: CASA SOL at Galeria DÍNAMO, ESAP, Porto, PT (January 9th to 26th, 2021). Opening: Friday, January 8th, 2021 from 6–8pm. 

Talk: Film School, Escola Superior Artística do Porto, Porto, PT (January 6th, 2021, 6pm). 

Screening: CASA SOL on O Dia Mais Curto programme, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Lisbon, PT (December 21st, 2020 – 8 p.m.). (Upcoming).

Screening: CASA SOL on the official selection of the International and Experimental competitions of the 28th edition of Curtas Vila do Conde, Vila do Conde, PT (October 3rd-11th, 2020).

Group Show: Farsa, SESC Pompéia, Sao Paulo, PT (October 20th, 2020– January 31st, 2021). Opening: October 20th, 2020. 

Solo Show: CASA SOLHuman Resources, Los Angeles, USA (February 21st, 2020 – March 1st, 2020). Opening: Thursday, February 20th from 8–10pm.

Group Show: No Reino das Nuvens, MU.SA, Sintra, PT (May 15th, 2020 – October 31st, 2020). 

Talk: Visiting Artist Talk Series, CalArts–Calfornia Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA (January 14th, 2020)

Group Show: Depois do Estouro, Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto PT ( December 7th, 2019 – February 16th, 2020)

Group Show: Histórias de Rostos – Variações BeltingMuseu Coleção Berardo, Lisboa PT (May 8, 2019 – September 9, 2019).

Solo Bread Story: Some research for an oncoming film, LACA-Los Angeles Contemporary Archive, Los Angeles, USA  (April 6, 2019).

Solo Show: a short story of speed, Archipelago - Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, NO. (January 19th – February 18th, 2018). 

Group Show: Quote, Unquote, MAAT [Perspetivas | Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP], MAAT - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, Lisbon, PT (October 4 2017 – February 5, 2018).

Group Show: Solar–Galeria de Arte Cinemática, (July, 8 – 17 Sept 2017).

Group Show: Bartholomeu, org. by Bendegó, Rua Artur de Azevedo, 1411 apt 61, São Paulo, BR (May, 21st 2017).

Group Show: Quote, Unquote, uma coorganização com o MAAT [Perspetivas | Coleção de Arte Fundação EDP], Galeria Municipal do Porto, Porto, PT (April, 11 – May, 14 2017).

Group Show: Open Studios, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NH (March 9 – 11, 2017).



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