Manuela Costa Lima (Brazil, 1983) lives and works in São Paulo. She graduated with a degree in Architecture and Urbanism from FAU-USP, which continues to have an important impact on her practice. In addition to considerations of space and light, Costa Lima is constantly exploring her city searching for, in her words, “the other”. She has participated in several exhibitions in Brazil, France, Portugal and in the US. Among her solo exhibitions are Escape Entrópico and Noites Brancas at Quadra, in 2019 and 2021 respectively; Pedras Errantes at Zipper, SP, 2015 and O Duplo at Paraty’s House of Culture, Rio de Janeiro, 2014. Costa Lima has also participated in many group shows, including Nothing in Isolation at Pablo’s Birthday, NY, 2018; Que Barra at ateliê397, São Paulo, 2018; Momentum at Vão, São Paulo, 2018; Imaginação da Pedra, at the Consulate of Portugal, 2017; Elogiamos a Casa que se Abre a Perder de Vista, at Bolsa de Arte, São Paulo, 2017; Explore at Centre d’Art Nîmes, France, 2017; and Cerveira’s Biennial, Portugal, 2016.  Costa Lima completed art residencies at the prestigious Pivô, SP, 2019, Fonte, SP, 2018 and Cerveira’s Biennial, Portugal, 2016.