Born in 1988 in Rio de Janeiro, Pauline Batista is now based in London. She first graduated from University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations in 2010 and completed an MFA in Fine Arts at Goldsmith University in London this year . She received further formal training in photography both at UCLA and under the tutelage of photographers both in Los Angeles as well as in Berlin. In Brazil her work has been profiled in magazines like Veja and RG, while in the UK her work was recently selected by Elephant Art Magazine as an “artist to watch” out of this year’s MFA graduation shows. She has exhibited in Germany, the US and the UK. This year’s highlights include a residency at The Old Waterworks in Southend, a group show at Terra-Arte gallery, Clinic 2 at London Design Festival and being a finalist in this year’s Celeste Prize curated by Fatos Ustek.