Paula Huven was born in Belo Horizonte, state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1982. She received her Master’s Degree in Art and Contemporary Culture from the State University of Rio de Janeiro (2012). Before that she studied at Parque Lages’s School of Visual Arts (EAV) in Rio de Janeiro, and acted as assistant to the photographer Miguel Rio Branco. From 2006 to 2013 she worked as a freelance photographer for the country’s leading printed newspapers (Folha de São Paulo, O Globo, Estado de Minas and O Tempo) and she is currently dedicating her time to teaching photography, photojournalism and visual arts at open courses and universities.
Among her most recent exhibitions are the individuals “Ravage”, at Galeria A.M (2014, Belo Horizonte, Brasil) and “what bring us together, what tear us apart”, at IBEU Gallery (2013, Rio de Janeiro, RJ). Since 2008 she has been showing her work in many collective exhibitions in Brazil, such as at the V Contemporary Diary Prize (2014); 4th and 5th Tiradentes Photography Festival (2014/2015); Fotorio Festival (2013); Parque Lage (2012); A Gentil Carioca Gallery (2012); Oi Futuro (2011) and many others.
In 2013 she received from the Brazilian National Foundation of Arts (FUNARTE) the Award “Women in the Visual Arts”, and in 2015 she was finalist at Conrad Wessel Prize (Brazilian Photography) and at Photo Visa Contest “The Language of Memory”, in Russia.