Mariana Duarte Santos was born in 1995 in Lisbon, Portugal. She studied at an arts specialized high school and later went on to studying drawing and printmaking at university. She’s had group and solo shows in Portugal, Spain, U.S.A., U.K. and in Ireland. In 2019 she painted her first large scale outdoor mural and to date has over 40 murals, throughout Portugal, Spain, Luxembourg and Ireland. Her work is figurative in nature, centered mainly around painting, drawings and printmaking but influenced by other artistic areas such as cinema and literature. When it comes to public art, the themes she works on are mostly focused around the concepts of memory, collective identity and local stories, thus archive pictures are key in her mural work.