Maria Lynch was born in 1981 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, current living and working in NY. In 2008, she earned an MA and a Post-Graduate Diploma from Chelsea College of Art and Design in London. Her main exhibitions include ‘The Jerwood Drawing Prize’, a traveling exhibit shown in London and across England in 2008, ‘Nova Arte Nova’, at CCBB Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo curated by Paulo Venâncio. In 2010 she was contemplated with the Marcantônio Vilaça Funarte Prize. In 2011 the artist was invited to the 6th Bienal de Curitiba, Vento Sul curated by Alfon Hug. In 2012, Maria showed the installation ‘Ocupação Macia’ at the Paço Imperial Museum, Rio de Janeiro, and the performance ‘Incorporáveis’ at Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro. Was invited ‘London Olympics Games Exhibit’ at the Barbican Centre. In 2013 Maria has done the solo show ‘Acontecimento Encarnado’ at Anita Schwartz Gallery in Rio de Janeiro, won the selection for a public art competition at Fundação Getúlio Vargas, RJ, Brazil and show ‘Bordalianos do Brasil’ at Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. After doing the Residencie Unlimited, NY, EUA in 2014 she was contemplated with the Prize and grant in NY by the Brazilian Embasy for a Solo Exhibition at Storefront For Art And Architecture, NY, EUA.