From 2001 to 2011, Joana Lira was part of the creative team behind the scenography and visual identity project for the Recife Carnival. The project was featured in many exhibitions in Brazil and abroad, including the Art and City exhibition at Designmai, in Germany, in […]

Recife Carnival

Exhibition curated by Mamé Shimabukuro on the visual identity and scenography work done for the Pernambuco State Carnival over a period of 10 years. The exhibition was on in Jan-Mar 2018, at the Tomie Ohtake Institute, São Paulo. “Bringing the exhibition inside the institute meant […]

When Life Turns Euphoric

Site-specific created in 2017 for Sesc Santo André, in the Greater São Paulo, curated by Diego Matos. Addresses a departure from life’s standards, prisons and constraints, in addition to proposing reflection on what we take from nature through violence, and how it responds. Self-cultivation is […]

When It All Bursts Out

Joana’s first individual painting exhibition, held in 1997 in Madeline Lamartine Art Office, Recife. The paintings were inspired and influenced by Armorial Art, as well as by graphics and forms present in Joana Lira’s graphic analysis of rock paintings in the Sertão do Seridó, Rio […]

Crazy Beasts

Iara, Saci, Curupira and Boitatá. Illustration for Google’s Folklore Day 2018


Visual identity for the Uber Destination Brazil event, 2018


Creation of the Pássaro com Amor (Bird with Love) and Folha collections, in partnership with Dalle Piagge, a factory of handmade Encaustic tiles, 2015. To order:

Dalle Piagge Encaustic Tiles

Liveliness, enthusiasm and a Brazilian spirit are some of the features of the partnership Joana Lira formed in August 2015 with Branco, a company specializing in wallpaper. The Barroco (Baroque), Mandacaru, Pirâmide (Pyramid), Maracatu, Nuvem (Cloud) and Revoada (Birds in Flight) patterns have been developed, […]

Branco Wallpaper

Creation of the visual identity and scenography for the 27th Garanhuns Winter Festival, 2017. The Festival is a Pernambuco State event dedicated to music, film, dramatic arts, popular culture and every other form of Brazilian artistic expression. Work done in partnership with the Carlos Augusto […]

Garanhuns Winter Festival

Creation of the capsule collection O Galanteio do sereno numa noite quente de verão (“The wooing of dew on a hot summer night”), released in celebration of FIT’s 30th anniversary. The print brings up playful aspects of nature, such as the breeze, the rustling of […]


Natureza é Luz (Nature is Light) is a poetic composition made from wood and colorful layers of ribbons cut from PET bottles. Here, the waste is given a noble, essential role. The piece was created exclusively for the RioMar Environment Week of 2018. The PET […]

RioMar Recife

In Joana Lira´s creative work, the line is the main driver in every scene. Another important component of her drawing is the color that fills the trace. With Mergulho – imaginário para colorir (Dive – Imaginary coloring book) Joana for the first time shares her […]


All works on display here are available for purchase. The fine art prints are signed, printed on 300g-cotton paper and made in runs of 100 units per format. The drawings are all original. The technical and size information are specified next to each piece. For […]

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