b. in east-timor in 1974, daughter of chinese mother and portuguese father. grew up in portugal but considers herself a world citizen having lived in countries such as germany, france, poland, brazil and actually living in the US. has a major degree in sociology but since early age she has the passion for art, poetry and photography to which she's now dedicated. catarina has an eclectic taste and works in different artistic languages but the visual poetry and subtlety are always present in her work. 
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at the moment the artist is working on 'wabi-sabi' - a personal project where she shares how she sees and understands life where simplicity and imperfection are seen as pure beauty. rooted on elements of zen buddhism and taoism her journey is about the acceptance of reality and its transience and where everything comes from a silent observation of nature. 
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2020/12 - selected for collective exhibition 'sertao em mim' - festival qxas, brazil 
2020/11 - editor’s pick to be featured in art photography awards 2021 - lensculture 
2020/11 - awarded with honorable mention in people: portrait category - nd awards
2020 /10- jury's award winner and collective exhibition '2020 studio school I annual student exhibition´ - the glassell school of art, the museum of fine arts, houston, usa
2020/10 - collective exhibition 'the performer' curated by loosenart, rome, italy
2020/10 - editor’s pick to be featured in black and white category - lensculture 
2020/10 - collective exhibition '#icpconcerned' I global images for global crisis - international center of photography (icp), nyc, usa 
2020/09 - collective exhibition 'expo arte 14a edicao' by casa expo, sao paulo, brazil
2020/07 - 2 diaries featured in 'reflections on a changing time' - fotodemic, nyc, usa
2020/07 - pre-selected in the categories 'selfie' and 'single image' - paraty em foco (pef) paraty, rj, brazil​​​​​​​
2020/07 - collective exhibition 'quarentena projetada' - midia ninja and instituto moreira salles (ims), brazil 
2020/06 - commended winner in experimental photography category  and collective exhibition - creative photo award, siena, italy 
2019 - book presentation in collective exhibition - panamericana, school of art and design, sao paulo, brazil 
2018 - editor’s pick to be featured in visualstorytelling category - lensculture 
2018 - collective exhibition - umapaz, sao paulo, brazil