Maria Francisca de Abreu-Afonso was born in August in 1994 in Lisbon. She lived in Lisbon and while studying she dedicated herself to music, dance, theatre and illustration.
She graduated from the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, with a degree in Biology (2012-2015). From 2014-2015, she lived in Brussels and, as part of the study program, she went to Guyana between November and December of 2014. This expedition made her question the way she wanted to do with Biology. After graduation, she did a gap year. She worked with a scientific team of Marine Ecology and Climate Change (MARE Institute), and was involved in several projects, such as Reich der Möglichkeiten: intermitências da percepção (with Clemens Schöll). She’s currently doing her masters in Multimedia Art, with a specialization in Photography, in the Faculty of Fine-Arts of Lisbon. Her pieces come from scientific questions, ecological issues and scientific-philosophical dilemmas that are developed plastically.