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 and between 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 and Theory

University of Brighton


2010 - 2011

MA Fine Art (Sculpture)

University for the Creative Arts


1992 - 1996

BA History

Universidade Federal do Paraná 


1991 - 1992

Professional Diploma in Theatre

Colégio Estadual do Paraná

Awards & Recognition


2014-2019

PhD Research Studentship University for the Creative Arts


2017 & 2018

PhD Student Support Fund University for the Creative Arts


2016

XI Prix Picassiette

Chartres, France


2013

Special Prize

Zeugma Museum, Gaziantep


2003

Juro's Prize

Society of American Mosaic Artists

Speaking Engagements


16 Nov 2021

Material Process as Thought Process

Nederlands Instituut v Beeld & Geluid

 

11 Oct 2019

Artistic Research Research Group

ASCA, University of Amsterdam

 

13 Sep 2019

New Horizons Conference

University of Arts in Belgrade

 

8 Oct 2018

Between Conference

University of Wolverhampton

 

21 Jun 2018

Artful Research

Manchester Metropolitan University

Collections

Amsterdam Museum

Corona in de Stad

(digital collection)

Amsterdam

Museum Guido Viaro

Sculpture Collection

Curitiba

Brazil

Museum Nogueira

da Silva

Universidade do Minho

Braga

Galeria de Arte UFF

Niterói

Rio de Janeiro

Brazil

Municipality of

Ponte de Lima

Lethes Art

Portugal

ESP Ravennarte

Collection

Ravenna

Italy

Maison de la Mosaïque

Contemporaine

Paray-le-Monial

France

Museo de la Cerámica

Contemporánea

Elit-Tile

Dominican Republic