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Paula Damasceno is a visual artist, independent curator and college instructor born in Rio de Janeiro City, Brazil, in 1975 and based in Greensboro, North Carolina since 2012.


Damasceno's practice investigates relationships between expanded photography, material culture, performance, sound and space-time making. Her work is centered on cultural transferences, estrangements and translations focusing on African Diasporic cosmomythopoetics.


Paula was selected to participate in the Light Work Artist Residency in 2022 and is currently pursuing an MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago with a full merit-based scholarship.  She holds a BFA with a concentration in Photography from UNC Greensboro.


She was awarded the 2020 Hariban Juror's Choice Award chosen by Lucy Gallun and the Silver 2020 Fine Art Award from the Budapest International Photo Award. She exhibited at the Weatherspoon Museum and the Southeastern Center for Photography. Her first solo exhibition took place at the Horace Williams House in Chapel Hill, NC, in 2024.

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