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



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


PhD Research Studentship, UCA

2017 & 2018

PhD Student Support Fund, UCA


XI Prix Picassiette [3rd place]

Chartres, France

Speaking Engagements

16 Nov 2021


Material Process as Thought Process

Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld & Geluid


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



Amsterdam Museum (digital collection), Amsterdam, NL

Museu Nogueira da Silva, Braga, Portugal

Municipality of Ponte de Lima, Portugal

Maison de la Mosaïque Contemporaine, Paray-le-Monial, France

Museu Guido Viaro, Curitiba, Brazil

Galeria de Arte UFF, Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Museo de la Cerámica Contemporánea, Dominican Republic

ESP/Ravennarte Collection, Ravenna, Italy