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Joel Arantes Correia (b. 1978 Paris, Portuguese nationality) holds a Master's degree in Material-based Art from the Oslo National Academy of the Arts (2022). In recent years had a solo exhibition at Galleri Ask (Horten) 2023,  participated in group exhibitions at Skulpturtriennalen 2021 at Norsk Billedhoggerforening.  (a selection) Nitja Senter for Samtidskunst, Lillestrøm (2021), Trafo Kunsthall, Asker (2021), Kunsthall Oslo (2019), Centre for International Sculpture, Portugal (2008), Cultural Centre of Lagos, Portugal (2008) and Aljezur Town Hall, Portugal (2008).

After working in Portugal with stone sculpture for several years, Joel Correia's arrival in Norway in 2013 started him down a path of discovery and adaptation that led to a radical change. He put stonework on hold for a while and discovered new materials, mainly steel and concrete. Lately, he has focused on memory as a research subject in connection with derelict architectonic structures, that is, buildings and objects affected by abandonment and decay.  















 Joel Correia, (b.1978, Paris France, with Portuguese Nationality), lives and work in Oslo,                                                                                                             Norway, since 2013.


•2020/2022- MFA in Medium and Material Based Art- Oslo National Academy of the Arts,
Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway
•2017/2020- BFA in Medium- and Material-Based Art- Oslo National Academy of Arts,
Kunsthøgskolen i Oslo, Norway.
•2015/2017- Einar Granum Kunsfagskole. Oslo, Norway.
•2000/2003- Professional School of Arts and Crafts; Artistic Masonry; Batalha, Leiria, Portugal.
•1996/1999- 2004/2008- Amateur Theatre Group “Teatro Oficina.” Lagos, Portugal.



Solo Exhibition at Skiens Kunstforening - August /September


Solo Exhibition at Prosjektrom Carl Berner - 18. januar – 09. juni 2024.

-Ongoing collaboration  (Hyperactive Memory Ruins) with the Portuguese artist Ricardo Cruzes. Local artistic interventions in Portugal.




- "Dialogues between memory material and process" Gallery ASK, Horten Kommune- Exhibition period from the 15th of April to the 7th of May. htp://




-"Re Constructions- 11th  to 28th of May- Oslo Prosjekt Room

-“Jubileumsutstilling, Skulpturtriennale” Billedhoggerforening, Oslo, Norway;
-“New Horizons, Ephemeral Style”- Nitja Senter for Samtids Kunst. Lillestrøm, Norway;
-” If we build it, they will come” Trafo Kunstall, Asker, Norway.

-Kunsthall Open Call- Kunsthall Oslo, Norway;
-“Herdet»- Galleri Seilduken – Oslo, Norway.

-“Bank Bank Bank”- Sted Søker Kunst»- Ski, Norway;
-” Melting Point”- EASD- Valencia, Spain.

V edition: “Sintra”- Public Art /Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition “- Centre for International Sculpture /Volta do Duche, Municipality of Sintra; Portugal.

-1st Meeting, Live Sculpture - Aljezur Town Hall; Portugal.
-Lagos Cultural Centre – “MALA” – (Artists from Lagos Exhibition) Lagos, Portugal;
-Espaço + (Public Art ll); Aljezur, Portugal;
-Espaço + (Algarve Young Artists II); Aljezur, Portugal.


-Billedkunstnernes Vederlagsfond (BKV) one year grant.
-Arts council Norway, Artist Assistant Scheme with Signe Solberg.

-Art student scholarship from BKH (Bildende Kunstneres Hjelpefond).
-SKS Diverse grant for newly graduated artists 2022.


-Norsk Billedhoggerforening (The Norwegian Sculptors Association)
-Norske Billedkunstnere (NBK) (Norwegian visual artists)
-Norske Kunsthåndverkere (The Norwegian Craftsmen’s)

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