She was born in 1971. Post-Doctorate in Arts Education, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto (FBAUP, 2015). PhD in Fine Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Salamanca (2000). Degree in Fine Arts-Sculpture by FBAUP (1994).
Coordinating Professor at the Higher School of Education of Paula Frassinetti in the area of Artistic Education and Adjunct Professor invited at the Higher School of Education of Coimbra in the Courses of Art and Design and Multimedia, Design and Communication. Researcher at the Institute of Research in Art, Design and Society of the Faculty of Fine Arts, University of Porto. Researcher at the Center for Research in Human Development, Universidade Católica Portuguesa. Author of several publications (including two books) in the area of Arts Education, Contemporary Art, Illustration and Fine Arts. He was a Jury Member of the X Biennial International Art Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira, 1999. As a plastic artist she participated in several collective and individual exhibitions at Portugal and abroad.
Individual exhibitions (highlighted the following):
2017 – Encruzilhadas, Altearte Gallery, Ourense, Spain.
2013 – Stories (re) visited, AMAC, Lisbon.
2007 – Speeches (in), Nuno Sacramento Gallery, Aveiro; Space Found: Space Postponed, Sala Maior Gallery, Porto.
2006 – Maria Braga Gallery, Vila Nova de Cerveira.
2003 – Once Upon a Time …, Marina Miranda Gallery, Porto; Corporal Dialogues, Árvore Gallery, Porto.
Collective Exhibitions (highlighted the following):
2019 – Critical State – 11 curators, 11 artists / curatorship of Xosé M. Buxán Bran. Vicente Risco Foundation. Spain; International Contemporary Art Contest: Painting and Sculpture – Quinta da Boeira, V.N. Gaia; 3rd International Art Biennial of Gaia, Portugal – won an Honorable Mention.
2017 – 2nd International Art Biennial of Gaia, Portugal.
2016 – 2016 – UNESCO International Arts Education.
2015 – “Underdlights”: Culturgest, Lisbon; Queens Museum of New York; Museum Grão Vasco in Viseu; 1st International Art Biennial of Gaia, Portugal; 2015 UNESCO International Arts Education.
2013 – Artes plásticas – Artesfera 20 years, Lisbon – she won the Fine Art Prize.
2012 – National Sculpture Contest, Creative Capital – won an Honorable Mention; Experimentarte – Creative Capital, Paços de Ferreira.
2009 – T6 + 1 – Gallery Mariana Jones, Rua Miguel Bombarda, Porto.
Next Stop: Culture – National Project involving the Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications + Lisbon subway; XV Biennial of Art of Vila Nova de Cerveira.
2008 – Hurts of the Spring, Sala Maior Gallery, Porto; Trema Gallery, Lisbon; Contemporary Art Fair 2008, Parque das Nações, Lisbon; Your Majesty – The King. Museum of Anadia.
2007 – Nuno Sacramento Gallery, Aveiro; Contemporary Art Fair 2007, Parque das Nações, Lisbon; Sala Maior Gallery, Porto.
2006 – ART COLOGNE 2006, Galeria Maior Maior, Germany; Contemporary Art Fair 2006, Parque das Nações, Lisbon; Body and Soul, São Mamede Gallery, Porto; Gallery Sala Maior, Porto; Nuno Sacramento Gallery, Aveiro.
2005 – Today & After Tomorrow, Galeria Nuno Sacramento, Aveiro; Contemporary Art Fair 2005, Parque das Nações, Lisbon; Meeting on Sophia de Mello Breyner, Fernando Pessoa University, Porto.
2004 – ART COLOGNE 2004, Galeria Maior Maior; Contemporary Art Fair 2004, Parque das Nações, Lisbon.
2003 – AproximArte, Casa do Alto, Maia; XII Biennial of Art of Vila Nova de Cerveira.
1999 – Exhibition Members of the Tree, Mercado Ferreira Borges, Porto; Meetings / Missions, Castle of S. Jorge da Foz, Porto; Guest artist of the X Biennial of Art of Vila Nova de Cerveira.
1997 – X Salão Primavera do Casino Estoril, Lisbon; Teixeira Lopes Museum, Vila Nova de Gaia.
1996 – Galeria Árvore, Porto; 2nd Biennial of Painting and Sculpture of A.I.P., Santa Maria da Feira; Edinfor Competition – Sculpture, Casino Estoril Gallery, Lisbon.
1995 – Customs, Fine Arts of Porto 1964-94, Porto; 6th International Biennial of Sculpture and Drawing of Caldas da Rainha; 8th Art Biennial of Vila Nova de Cerveira.
1994 – SCULPTURE. Porto, Casa das Artes; Collective exhibition of FBAUP students, Maia Forum.
Awards / Distinctions:
2019 – Honorable Mention 3rd Biennial International Art, V. N. Gaia;
2012– Artesfera Prize – Plastic Arts, Lisbon;
2012– Honorable Mention in the National Sculpture Contest, Creative Capital.
She is represented as a sculptor:
In private and institutional collections, among them Sargadelos Museum, Spain, Sonae, Ministry of Public Works, Transport and Communications, University of Vigo and public spaces – S. João da Madeira, among others.
Member of the Jury of the X Biennial International of Art of Vila Nova de Cerveira, 1999