2020 - currently    M.A. in Fine Arts  Intermedia, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PT)
2012 - 2016     B.A. in Fine Arts  Multimedia, Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto (PT)
2014 - 2015     Erasmus Programme Conceptual Art, Academy of Fine Arts of Vienna (AT)

Solo exhibitions

2022     Produced Affections — Affected Production,  Museu de Alberto Sampaio, Guimarães
2020     post-world    online exhibition at Dentro Gallery, Porto
2019     The World is not the World    Banana Jam Gallery, Shenzhen 

Selected group exhibitions

2022      Prémio Arte Jovem 2022   — P31, Lisboa  [upcoming]
                 Entre tanto 
—  Convívio, Guimarães
                 LOSS OF AURA 
—  Galeria Pedro Oliveira, Porto

2021      Árvore das Virtudes  — Cooperativa Árvore, Porto
                Maputo Fast Forward - Cosmopolíticas & Afrotropias (festival)  
— Maputo
                Exposição Satélite 
—  Maus Hábitos, Porto

2020     a releitura do mundo   —  Espaço Mira, Porto

2019     RETURN   —  Arbre Art Center, Shenzhen
                A Fluid Space 
—  Great Art Space Gallery, Shenzhen
                Art Revelation 
—  Artcloud Art Center, Shenzhen
                Against the Sameness
—  Great Art Space Gallery, Shenzhen
2018     Artist Is Present  —  Artist Is Present Gallery, Shenzhen    
                Shenzhen International Art Fair ‘18
2017     Staged  —  1933 Space, Shanghai
               As Fotografias e o Resto #02 
—  oMuseu, Porto


2016     International Photography Festival - Encontros da Imagem, Braga
                Athens Photo Festival - Photobook Exhibition  — 
Benaki Museum, Athens
                Jardim do Éden 
—  Centro Hospitalar Conde Ferreira, Porto
                ALREADY MADE 
—  oMuseu, Porto
                Onde o vento vai dar a volta 
—  Galeria Mundano, Porto
                THE THINGS WE BUILD 
—  CACE, Porto
—  Galeria Almadas, Porto

Other participations

2022      performative reading at Assembleia das Plantas  —  estufa dos Jardins do Palácio de Cristal, under the workshop of the artist Uriel Orlow. (Galeria Municipal do Porto)


2021      Árvore das Virtudes  Cooperativa Árvore  [selection]


2022    [upcoming]   2SMART  Residências de Investigação Artística - with the team of Sciences and Environmental Technologies of LEPABE (Laboratory for Process Engineering, Environment, Biotechnology and Energy)

2022    (Grant) Bolsa de Criação Artística — Funchal, Madeira;  as Coletivo Palma  (06.02 — 04.05.2022)
2021     Cross-Cultural Collaboration,  (online; September)
2018     Guanlan Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, CN  (February — March)

Bibliography [participations]

2022    “Contrast: A Fotografia no Ensino Superior”, Vol. II;  Edições Scopio
2021     “Observações em Torno do Tempo, a Terra e o Ar”,  Paralaxe   —  Mundo
2020    Alix (#1)    If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? 
2019     Dose (#3)  —  a plant is
2019     Minimal Zine (Issue 01) —  The World, The Moon and The Photograph  (essay)

Interviews & Writings about the work

Cinco fragmentos sobre a génese de uma “[est]ética afirmativa” em contexto português — by Carolina Machado,
published in Umbigo #80 (mar - maio, 2022)
Interview with Catarina Braga — by Margarida Alves, in Umbigo Magazine  (17.03.2021)
post-world  — by Catarina Real in ARTE CAPITAL (PT)  (21.06.2020)


Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Porto, Portugal
China Printmaking Museum, Shenzhen, China
Private collections  (Shenzhen, China; Wuhan, China; Idaho, U.S.A.; Texas, U.S.A.)


Between 2016 and 2019, she lived in Shenzhen, China.
She was a member of ISZAF (International Shenzhen Artist Forum) where between 2017 and 2019, co-produced and organized several art projects: from collective exhibitions to publications and collaborations between independent art spaces and the local artists in the city.

Between 2018 and 2019 she worked in the cultural organization 白墙 FOTOSHOP where she was involved in the production and programming of several art and culture events in the city; of significant importance the second edition of the Shekou Photography Festival  “跨界与凝视” — “Crossover & Gaze” (2019).

PALMA is an artist collective founded by me
and Miguel Ângelo Marques, in 2021.
With common interests about plant lives and a work symbiosis, the collective explores the involvement of certain plant species in urban spaces.
With a theorethical-practical methodology, the collective develops its artistic production through a process of investigation into vegetal lives, materializing artistic objects that directs a communication of thinking with plants.

2013 - 2014     
SOMBRA Cineclube in FBAUP with i2ADS.
Co-organizer of cinema cycles; writer of the films’ essays.