Joana P. R. Neves is a London-based writer and independent curator.
She is doing research in Art History, supported by Techne, at Kingston University - Kingston School of Arts.
In 2017, she was appointed International Art Director of Drawing Now Art Fair in Paris.
Joana P. R. Neves has worked as a director in prominent commercial galleries (Galerie Chantal Crousel (2003-05), schleicher+lange (2007-09) in Paris and Marlborough Contemporary (2012-13) in London. She has curated several group shows mainly in Portugal and France, amongst which Morel’s Island at the Centre Photographique de Pontault-Combault and, more recently The Lynx Knows no Boundaries at the Ricard Foundation in Paris in 2015. She also organised solo shows for artists such as Gyan Panchal (2006), Evariste Richer (2007) Reto Pulfer (co-curated with Roven Platform) and Catarina Dias (both in 2015). She is co-founder of the curatorial group Roven Platform with Johana Carrier, Marine Pagès and Diogo Pimentão for which she has co-curated thematic and choreographed soirées and group exhibitions around the medium of drawing. She regularly writes articles and for group or monographic catalogues. Her PhD research focuses on the line and the trace emerging from scientific imagery of the nineteenth century and re-emerging in conceptual art's visual strategies.