︎︎ 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 PHD Candidate, international student scholarship RMIT, 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 - STATE OF DISASTER co-curation w/ Tameka Carter; art work a medium is a device through which a world makes itself known or seen or heard, Interactive knit type-writer performance installation, Kensington, Australia

2020 - THE MEANING OF THINGS group show, knit type-writer durational performance, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

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

TRICOTAUTOMAT -digital handcraft, hacked knitting machine monthly participatory workshops, Berlin, Germany

2016 NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM -Lange Nacht der Museum, TRICOTAUTOMAT -Digital handcraft, hacked knitting machine workshop, Berlin, Germany

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

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

2015 PAB OPEN 2015 -performance festival,
COLLABORATION w/ Sunniva Innstrand,  Bergen, Norway

2013 TEXTíLSETUR ÍSLANDS -Art Residency, Program Summer we go public, Iceland

2012 SAMEHEADS ART SPACE, WILD CREAM DREAMS GLOW AT NIGHT fashion collection, exhibition & show room, 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.