(Viseu, 1951) Lives and works in Lisbon.
The artist graduated in sculpture at ESBAL (Escola Superior de Belas Artes, Lisbon), were she attended the equipment design course. Between 1987 and 1996 She was head of Production in Sculpture and Desing at Madein, Alenquer. She was granted by the FLAD (Luso American Development Foundation, Lisbon) in 1986, 1988 e 1997, by the Oriente Foundation in 1998 and 2003, she got the Special Projects Support from the SEC (General Secretariat of the Ministry of Culture) and the grants of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation in 1994, 1995, 1998 and 2005.
In 1987 she won the Revelation Prize at the 1st Biennial of Sintra, the Honorable Mention in Sculpture at the 6th Biennial of Caldas da Rainha in 1995, Selected Sculpture at the “Recorridos de ARCO” (Madrid, 1996), the Aquisition Prize Unión Fenosa, (A Coruña, 1997 and 1999), and the 1º Prize ArteMar (Cascais, Portugal) with Susana Anágua.
Her work integrates the portuguese collection of CAM (Modern Art Center) – Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, of the Caixa Geral de Depósitos, the PLMJ collection, the BES (Banco Espírito Santo) collection, and the collection of the Bensaude Group, in Lisbon, the Cachola Collection (Elvas), the Casa da Cerca Collection (Almada), the Unión Fenosa Collection (La Coruña, Spain).
She participated in artistic residences at SESC (Serviço Social do Comércio) of Caruaru (Pernambuco, Brasil, 2011); at the Global Stone Workshop (Mahabalipuram, Índia, 2011); at the International Workshop Home and Abroad, Triangle Arts Trust (Monte dos Ciprestes, Sintra, 2010); at the Bioarte 10+1 (S. Vicente, Madeira, 2010); at the Desenho e escrita (Feital, 2007); at Centa (Vila Velha de Ródão, Portugal, 2002).
She participated in conferences and was member of various juries. She administrated workshops of drawing and sculpture in Portugal and Brasil.
She exhibits alone and in group since 1984 in Portugal and abroad. Of special note are the solo shows “La Montaña Magica/ Der Zauberberg”, Magda Bellotti Gallery (Madrid, Spain, 2012), the “Site-Specific” at the S. Bento Monastery (S. Paulo, Brasil, 2012); “Frames e Mares” with Marcela Camelo, at Sesc (Caruaru, Brasil, 2011); “Suspender o ar”, Casa da Cerca (Almada, Portugal, 2010); “Walk with me”, Magda Bellotti Gallery (Madrid, 2009), “Lugares de Deriva”, Fonseca Macedo Gallery (Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 2009); “Depois tb florescem”, Pavilhão Branco, Museu da Cidade, (Lisbon, 2005), “Durante o rio”, Chiado 8 Contemporary Art (Lisbon, 2005) and Fernando Santos Gallery (Oporto, 2005); “(im)permanências”, Luis Serpa Gallery (Lisbon, 2003).