Roberta Lima was born in Manaus, Brazil. After graduating with a degree in architecture in 2001 from the University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Sao Leopoldo), she moved to Vienna where she now lives and works. In 2007 she earned a Master’s degree in Fine Arts and in 2013 her PhD in Philosophy at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna.


I focus on my own body as theme for my work and use various media, such as photographs, video and installations. Additionally I investigate space and appropriate aspects of different places and contexts – from subculture to science, from popular media to historical reference and feminist theory – for producing art and starting discussions on the role of artist and viewer.