Born in 1960, in Coimbra, Portugal. Visual artist and performer. Lives and works in Lisbon. Her work focuses essentially on installation, objects, photography and performance art, while her subjects range from everyday life and its mapping to the importance of common objects and gender issues.
Graduated in Sculpture from the University of Lisbon School of Fine Arts (FBAUL); completed the Advanced Course in Visual Arts at Ar.Co; holds a Master’s Degree in Intermedia Visual Arts from the University of Évora and a Doctorate in Contemporary Art from the University of Coimbra College of the Arts. Grant holder from Foundation for Science and Technology. She is a researcher at CHAIA - Center for History of Art and Artistic Research at the University of Évora.
Exhibits regularly since 1999; she took part in group exhibitions held at such institutions as Culturgest; Chiado Museum/MNAC (Lisbon, PT); Palácio dos Duques, (Guimarães PT); Centro de Arte (Salamanca, SP); Falconer Gallery (Grinnell, Iowa, USA); MoCA - Museum of Contemporary Art (Shanghai, CH); China World Art Museum,(Beijing, CH) and Villa Savoye - Le Corbusier ((Poissy, FR).
Some of her most important solo shows took place at Chiado Museum/MNAC – "Breviário do Quotidiano #2" (1999), National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon – "Natureza-morta" (2004), Nogueira da Silva Museum, Braga – "From:, To:, Via:" (2012), Museum of Neorealism, Vila Franca de Xira – "Obra sem senão" (2012), Museum of Popular Art, Lisbon – “Antes morta que Burra” (2014), Convent of Christ, Tomar – “Tomara que chova” (2015), Lisbon Municipal Photo Archives – “Breviário do Quotidiano #8 – Lisboa” (2016) and MAAT, Lisbon “APQhome – MAAT” (2017).
Her work is featured in several collections, namely: Chiado Museum /National Museum of Contemporary Art; Ar.Co; Costa Rodrigues; Figueiredo Ribeiro; António Cachola; Vieira de Almeida; Lisbon City Hall; Culturgest and EDP Foundation.
She has attended international residency programmes, with grants from Gulbenkian Foundation; Oriente Foundation ; Institut français du Portugal - Cité international des Arts and Criatório - Porto City Hall.
She has an atelier supported by the Lisbon City Council.
Winner of the 2014 Best Visual Arts Exhibition Prize from Portuguese Society of Authors - SPA.