Born in Apucarana, PR, Brazil in 1972
Naturalised British in 2003
Living and working in Amsterdam since 2005
I moved to Europe in 1996. From 1998 to 2005, I was based in Edinburgh, Scotland, where I developed a keen interest in mosaic art. Since then, I have expanded my practice to painting, sculpture and installation art. My recent PhD research is the culmination of over 20 years of art practice that I maintained through a combination of freelance work and a portfolio of other jobs and activities.
Photo: Giórgia Manfredini da Gama
My education has been varied since an early age. I excelled in most subjects, including maths and physics, as well as sports and culture. I became an accounting technician at the age of 18 and a professional actor at 21. I could have easily pursued a degree in physics, chemistry or biology, but I chose history instead, influenced by theatre, a path that introduced me to ancient Greek language, archaeology and poetry. In the end, I decided to dedicate myself to art, which culminated with my PhD.
2014 - 2019
2010 - 2011
1992 - 1996
11 Oct 2019
13 Sep 2019
21 Jun 2018