Catarina Camara was born on the island of Madeira, Portugal, in 1963. She came to Lisbon in 1981 to graduate in mathematics from the University of Lisbon and has lived in this city since then. She studied Arts at the National Society of Fine Arts (Sociedade Nacional de Belas Artes), where she completed a course of four years in Painting (Oct 2010–July 2014), a course in Contemporary Art History (Oct 2014–July 2015), and completed three years studies on Artistic Photography (Oct 2015–July 2018). She has attended training courses in the areas of "images" and "arts" at Xuventude da Galicia (Centro Galego de Lisboa), as well as workshops in photography editing.

The disciplinary areas that Catarina explores – photography, painting, design, installation – in a procedural logic of inclusion clearly position itself in the field of constructed photography. It is with great ease that the author appropriates or summons references and authorial languages from diverse sources, an attitude that does not distort the projects presented but rather consolidates and highlights the conceptual nature of her work.

Photography as an artistic expression raises countless questions and creates recurring controversies, each time it moves away from what common-sense attributes to it, the mechanical reproduction of an observed reality.

Although there are some who grant photography certain boldness as long as it does not stray too far from convention, there are others, albeit few, who exclude themselves from this spurious discussion and let the imagination take control and the creative act function without classification and cataloguing. Catarina Camara is part of this niche of unqualified artists whose main concern is experiencing paths different from the norm, which leads her to be confronted with the question: but is this still photography?

Catarina already has an artistic career that includes training in painting and photography and has participated in exhibitions that have in common the normal questioning of those who take risks, are restless, and move forward in a break with tradition. 

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