Catarina graduated from the University of Oporto in Fine Arts in 2010 and earned an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of Wales, Newport in 2013. Her work explores the relationships between art, nature and culture using methodologies that cross over from Art and scientific fieldwork. 

Catarina's artistic practice is exhibited and published internationally. Her work has been featured in publications and platforms such as AP, Der Greif, Paper Journal, The Lost Prairie and Phases Magazine. Recent exhibitions include 'Visualising the Animal ' in Cumbria Photography Festival and the collective show 'In Progress' at the Centre for Contemporary Art and Gallery in Augsburg in Germany. 

She has been a recipient of awards and commissions including a project development grant awarded by the University of Wales. Collections of her work are held in private and public collections and she continues to develop and exhibit funded projects throughout the UK and Europe.

In 2015 she was nominated for the Magnum Graduate Photographer Award for the work produced during her Masters Degree in 2011-13.

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