Joana Galego Portuguese, b. 1994

Galego holds her Postgraduate Diploma, The Drawing Year, Royal Drawing School, London as well as a BA, Painting, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Lisbon. In addition to various international private collections, Galego’s work is found in the Royal Collection Trust of the British Royal Family, UK.


Recent solo exhibits include: the Royal Drawing School, London, UK, 2019 and the Museu das Artes de Sintra, Portugal, 2016.


Select group shows Include: 


APT Gallery, London, 2021;

Wilder Gallery, London, 2021;

Carousel, London, 2021;

Mostra, Lisbon, 2021;

Gobstopper Gallery (Online), 2021;

Purslane Art (Online), 2020;

Aleph Contemporary (Online), 2020;


Galeria da Junta de Freguesia de Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon, Portugal, 2019;

British Museum, London, 2018;

Cave Space, London, 2018;

Leegate House, London, 2018;

Royal Drawing School, London, 2017;

Christie's King Street, London, 2017;

National Society of Fine Arts, Lisbon, 2017;

Casa das Artes Mário Elias, Mértola, Portugal, 2016;

Casino Estoril, Lisbon, 2016;

Casa de Portugal - Maison André Gouveia, Paris, France, 2016;

Carmo Archaeological Museum, Lisbon, 2016;

Federal University of Espírito Santo, Vitória, Brazil, 2016;

Casa das Histórias Paula Rego - Paula Rego Museum, Cascais, Portugal, 2016;

Casa do Povo, Alte, Portugal, 2015;

25 de Abril Association, Lisbon, 2015;

Portalegre's Tapestry Museum, Guy Fino Museum, Portalegre, Portugal, 2014;

Fábrica Braço de Prata, Lisbon, 2014;

Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, Lisbon, 2013.


Residencies include Dumfries House (Royal Drawing School), Scotland, 2021; The Drawing Marathon (in partnership with The Royal Drawing School); Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, 2018; RÉSVÉS Mértola, Mértola, Portugal, 2016 and RÉSVÉS Loulé, Alte, Portugal, 2015.


Galego is also the recipient of numerous awards and honours including The Sir Denis Mahon Award, 2017; The Drawing Marathon at RISD Residency Award, 2017 and The Pignano Painting Residency, Royal Drawing School, Tuscany, Italy, 2017. 


Galego was shortlisted for the 2019 Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize,