Born in Salvador, Bahia, in 1962. Lives and works in São Paulo. Graduated in Architecture and Urbanism at the Federal University of Bahia (UFBA) in 1990. Learned to use brass and copper to make tools of the orixás from the ogã Gilmar Conceição. In 1997 began to take printmaking classes at UFBA and, later, to participate in workshops at the MAM Bahia. Coordinated the ACBEU Gallery in Salvador from 2002 to 2009.
Executive board member of the SACATAR Institute, artist in residence on the Island of Itaparica from 2004 to 2011. Created and coordinated the visual arts exhibits: Circuito das Artes Bahia e Circuito Triangulações de 2004 a 2015. Started exhibiting her work in 1994 at the collective exhibition Face of the Gods, Museum for African Art, NY, USA, and, since then, has been participating in collectives including: PretAtitude SESC Ribeiro Preto (2018); Absent Dialogues at Itaú Cultural São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (2017); Gaia Biennial Porto Portugal (2016); MAM Bahia (2015); Possession: art, power and black womanhood, Copenhagen, Denmark (2014); Videobrasil International Arts Festival, São Paulo, Brazil (2013), Reconvexo – Electronic Arts Festival, Cachoeira, Bahia, Brazil (2013); Salão da Bahia, Museum of Modern Art Bahia, Salvador, Bahia (2007). In 2015 was nominated for the PIPA Prize in Visual Arts. Presented individual exhibitions: Trance: Dimensional Dislocations, São Paulo (2018); Divination, Princeton Arts Council, USA (2001), among others. Owns works in public and private institutions such as the Caribbean Cultural Center, New York, USA; Smithsonian Institute, Washington DC, USA; Museum of Modern Art Bahia; Afrika Museum, Berg en Dal, Holland, and Nafasi Artspace – DAR ES SALAAM.