About Me


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

Education

 

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

PhD Art Practice

University of Brighton

2010 - 2011

MA Fine Art (Sculpture)

University for the Creative Arts 

1992 - 1996

BA History

Universidade Federal do Paraná

Awards & Recognition

2017 & 2018

PhD Student Support Fund, UCA



2014-2019

PhD Research Studentship, UCA



2016

XI Prix Picassiette [3rd place]

Chartres, France

Speaking Engagements

11 Oct 2019

 

Artistic Research Research Group

ASCA, University of Amsterdam

 

13 Sep 2019

 

New Horizons Conference

University of Arts in Belgrade

 

21 Jun 2018

 

Artful Research

Manchester Metropolitan University

 

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