(Viseu, 1951) Lives and works in Lisbon. 


The artist graduated in sculpture at ESBAL (Fine Arts Academy, Lisbon), were she attended the equipment design course. 

For the last three decades, Cristina Ataíde’s work has been a steadfast exploration of the intersections between drawing, sculpture, installation, photography, video and site-specific intervention. Her production reveals a thirst for experimentation and a fascination with discovery anchored in the experiences of travelling, in searching for different thought systems and in researching the expressive possibilities of matter. (Sérgio F. Rodrigues)


Of special note are her most recent solo exhibitions from the years 2020 and 2021: Dar Corpo ao Vazio, Museu Berardo, Lisbon, Cartografias Afetivas, Galeria Andrea Rehder, São Paulo, Todo y Solo Luz, Centro de Arte Faro de Cabo Mayor, Santander, as well as an on-going exhibition of her work at the Portuguese Embassy in Paris. 


Her work can be found in important institutional collections as the CAM - Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisboa, PT; Col. Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Lisboa, PT; Col. Antonio Cachola / MACE – Museum of Contemporary Art Elvas, PT; Col. PLMJ, Lisboa, PT; Col. Fundação Carmona e Costa, Lisboa, PT; MACS, Museu de Arte Contemporânea de Sorocaba, BR; Museu Afro-Brasil, São Paulo, BR.