(Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 1956)

Cláudia Lima is a Swiss-Brazilian visual artist. She was born in 1956 in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil). She Works in painting, sculpture and tapestry. Today she is one of the most important successors of neo concrete art movement. Part of her work comes from a research on geometric forms and the pursuit of giving back organicity and subjectivity to these forms. Back when she was seven years old she took part of the Escola de Arte Infantil do Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro under the orientation of Ivan Serpa, one of the pioneers of neo concrete art movement. This experimental atelier was one of the first experiences of art and education in Brazil that marked many generations of artists. This first contact with Ivan Serpa has been an influence in her work until today. Between 1961 and 1970, he participated in various of the collective exhibitions annually organized by the Museum and was awarded successive first prizes.In 1967 she obtains the golden medal in the international exhibition of painting promoted by United Nations, as a representant of the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro. In 1980 she moved to Lisbon and initiated painting and design courses run by AR-CO, a school that, in parallel with the fine arts, has been a pioneer of both design and other decorative art forms such as jewelry. Granted a Gulbenkian Foundation scholarship in 1984-85, Cláudia attended the École Nationale D’Art Décoratif in Aubusson, the European capital of tapestry since the XV century. She has contributed ever since towards various individual and collective exhibitions whether in Lisbon or internationally. In 1987 she collaborated with the cultural cooperative “The Art of the Tapestry and Textile”, where she participated various times in collective exhibitions. In the last years, she has been showing her work in various cities, having showed in Stockholm, New York, Helsinki, Minas Gerais, Brasilia, Cascais, Lisbon, Berlin, London, Sao Paulo.

More information at: Cláudia Lima Website