Lúcia Prancha, born in 1985, Coruche, Portugal, received her MFA from CalArts - California Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles, in 2015, after her degree in painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Lisbon in 2009, and the master's degree In Visual Poetics by ECA, University of São Paulo, Brazil, in 2012.
Lucia explores the tensions between aesthetics, perception and politics, rethinking historical and social episodes through video, sculpture and printed matter. Her work was exhibited at the Serralves Foundation, Porto, Portugal; Galeria Leme, São Paulo, Brazil and Galeria Baginski, in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2013, she was awarded a two-year scholarship by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD). In 2016, her short Sebastian, The Ghost, was shown at Les Rencontres Internationales Nouveau Cinema and Contemporary Art in Paris, at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin and in the 24th Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival. In May 2017, she finished a year of artistic residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, The Netherlands.