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Maria de Lima (b. Recife, Brazil)  currently lives and works in Glasgow, UK. Her work uses a visual aesthetic driven by colour within film, installation and painting, engaging with language as a colonising tool through a feminist lens. She explores how the imposition of language can extend territory and create complex overlays where identities and cultures intersect, and conflicting ideas inhabit our bodies.

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2012 - 2015     MA Fine Art, Royal Academy Schools
2005 - 2008    BA (Hons) Painting, Camberwell College of Arts



2022    Talbot Rice Resident 2022-2024, Edinburgh

Solo Exhibitions

2019    Diaries, Chalton Gallery, London
2018    INGEST | digest | excrete, with Nicole Morris, [SPACE], London
2016    An exit soft to the touch, ANDOR, London

Selected Exhibitions

2021     Ex Roma V, APT Gallery, London

2021     Desde el Salón (From the Living Room) curated by Sol Calero, Whitechapel Gallery, London

2021     RA Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts, London

2020    Toys for Survival, Glasgow Women's Library, Glasgow

2019    The Rough Cut with Elinor Morgan, film screening Tyneside Cinema, New Castle

2019    Outpost Members' Show selected by Jessica Warboys, Outpost, Norwich

2019    Outpost Open Film selected by Stuart Whipps, Outpost, Norwich

2018    Cleave, Laurieston Arches: Glasgow International 2018, Glasgow
2016    December Mostra, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
2016    Modest Villa Immense Versailles, Kinman Gallery, London
2016    Rose, Tower, The Kennington Residency, London
2015    Outpost Members’ Show Selected by Nik Void, Outpost, Norwich
2015    Royal Academy Schools Show, Royal Academy Schools, London
2014    A Union of Voices, Horatio Jr, London
2014    Macy Dott: Publication Launch, Scawfell Street, London

2014    Conscientia: Latin American Consciousness, Lloyds Club, London
2014    IVI Art Party, IVI, London
2014    Premiums, Royal Academy of Arts, London
2013    Art (After), ANDOR, London

2010    By Means of Matter, Generator Projects, Dundee
2009    Field of Sets - Pt I Conjunction, Peckham Rye Multistory Car Park, London
2008    Witness/N14, L’Avant Rue, Paris, France
Residencies and Awards

2020    A-N Artist Bursary

2019    Guildengate House Residency, Outpost, Norwich

2018    Arts Council England Project Grant
2018    Elephant Trust Grant
2016    Abbey Fellowship, British School at Rome, Rome, Italy
2015    Agnes Ethel Mackay Travel Award
2014    Peter Rippon Travel Scholarship
2010    Generator Projects Residency, Dundee

Curatorial Projects


2021    Living with..., publication co-curated with Nicole Morris. Featuring Kira Freije, Onyeka Igwe, Alicia Reyes McNamara and Katie Schawb.

2019    |DIGEST|, radio broadcast co-curated with Nicole Morris, part of Artlicks Weekend Radio 2019. With contributions from Hana Janeckova; Hannah Leighton-Boyce; Holly Graham; Maria Farrar and Sofie Alsbo

2018    REGURGITATE, podcast c0-curated with Nicole Morris, broadcast on Resonance FM. With contributions from Alberta Whittle; Alice Martin; Jasleen Kaur; Josie Cockram;  Katriona Beales; Rebecca Ackroyd; Rebecca Bellantoni and Susan Conte

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