Born in 1993 in Portugal. Living and working in the Hague, the Netherlands.
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Represented by Gallery De Nispenhoeve.
Master of Science (MSc) Biology, Animal Adaptation & Behavioural biology at Wageningen Univeristy, Wageningen, the Netherlands / 2016-2018
Bachelor of Science (BSc) Forest & Nature Conservation, Specialisation in Ecology, Wageningen Univeristy, the Netherlands / 2012 -2016
Works held in private collections in San Francisco, the United States of America, the Netherlands, Belgium and Portugal.
Due to my background in Biology and Nature Conservation, I travelled several times to different parts of Africa to contribute to the conservation of its natural areas. During my last journey in 2017, related to a research project on forested habitats, including the sacred forests of indigenous people, I lived and worked for a long period of time with several local communities of the Boé region. One of the most isolated and remote areas of West Africa. During my stay, I got introduced in their communities, experienced their way of life and got to know their culture, their traditions and their wisdom.
My experience with these people has taught me much about the role of indigenous communities in the pursuit of a connected and sustainable society. I believe their differences, such as their knowledge, values and manners can inspire us in our search for a more connected and sustainable way of life. However, it requires courage of our society as well as ourselves to let go of our established securities, routines, norms and values, and acknowledge the role of indigenous communities in the pursuit of a connected and sustainable society. Only then, we can open up to other types of knowledge, norms and values, and find new ways to connect with each other and our surroundings to live sustainably with each other and the world we live in.
With my art I share my observations and experiences while living and working with remote communities. My mission is to share and amplify inspiring differences and stories that might otherwise go unnoticed, and to create powerful visuals that connect people with the planet we live in. With this I want to add context to discussions, encourage and inspire people to think differently and compel people to more conscious actions.