︎︎ research-based artist/designer performing experimental material investigations, exploring alternative methodologies and critical approaches to sustainability. The object is not seen as a result in its self, but as a conversation. An intention to look into the significance of objects and practices as socio-cultural conduits. Their studio work focuses on collaboration and open source processes; the re-interpretation of craft in a digital context and the social impact of craft as expression. They believe that a holistic and cyclical approach to materials, kins and production, in which the relationship between actants, surface and form is seen as integrated can communicate multiple perspectives.

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2019-now Master by Research (Design), international student scholarship RMIT - School of Fashion and Textiles, Melbourne, Australia  

2014-2018 Bachelor of arts (Textile and surface design),  Berlin Weißensee School of Art Berlin, Germany

2017-2018 Textile design (Honours), DAAD  scholarship, RMIT - Melbourne, Australia

2012 Intensive Course: Pattern-making – experimental and explorative approaches, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design London

2001-2005 Degree in occupational Therapy, university of porto, Porto, Portugal

PORTUGUESE native|ENGLISH fluent|GERMAN fluent|SPANISH proficient 

Workshops | Residencies | exhibitions

2020 - SUPERNACULUM group show, knit type-writer durational performance, Brooklyn Arts Hotel, Melbourne, Australia

2020 - GENRE SPANNER 4th Aniversary party, TRICOTAUTOMAT participatory instalation, Melbourne, Australia

2019 - FIBER group show, TRICOTAUTOMAT, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2019 - CULTURAL THREADS textile art festival, TRICOTAUTOMAT participatory workshops + instalation, Dandenong, Australia 

2019 - AIR18 exhibition, TRICOTAUTOMAT instalation, ATW Australian Tapestry workshop, South Melbourne, Australia

2018 – THE SEA BETWEEN US:the illuminated sea, group SHOW Melbourne Fashion week,
∞cut.melt.knit.walk.cut.melt∞ Tasma terrace, Melbourne, Australia

2018 – MELBOURNE FASHION WEEK,∞cut.melt.
knit.walk.cut.melt∞ shortlisted for
creative collective exhibition, Melbourne, Australia

2018 – CRAFT CUBED 2018, Craft Victoria  artist in residency, Melbourne, Australia

2018 – ATW Australian Tapestry workshop,  artist in residency, Melbourne, Australia

2016-2017 TRICOTAUTOMAT - digital handcraft, hacked knitting machine monthly participatory workshops, German Museum of Technology, Berlin, Germany

2016 TRICOTAUTOMAT - Digital handcraft, hacked knitting machine workshop Lange Nacht der Museum, Natural history museum, Berlin, Germany

2016 TRICOTAUTOMAT -  digital handcraft, hacked knitting machine, Maker of Honour, Maker Faire, Berlin, Germany

2016 TRICOTAUTOMAT - Digital handcraft hacked knitting machine, speaker/workshop RE:PUBLICAR 10 media conference, Berlin, Germany

2015 PERFORMANCE COLLABORATION w/ Sunniva Innstrand, PAB open 2015, Performance festival, Bergen, Norway

2013 Art Residency, Program Summer we go public, Textílsetur Íslands, Blöndós, Iceland

2012 WILD CREAM DREAMS GLOW AT NIGHT fashion collection, exhibition & show room, Sameheads Art Space, Berlin, Germany   


i acknowledge the Wurundjeri and Bunurong Peoples of the Kulin Nations as the traditional custodians of the land upon which i live, work and learn. i would like to show my respect to elders past and present. Sovereignty was never ceded.