Ana Pais Oliveira Research Institute in Art, Design and Society (i2ADS), School of Fine Arts, University of Porto (Portugal, 1982) lives and works in Espinho, Portugal. She graduated in Painting at the School of Fine Arts, University of Porto (2005) and she has a PhD on Art & Design - Painting with the project Colour between pictorial and architectural space: relational processes in contemporary artistic practices (2015, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto). She is a resident artist at FACE – Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho, where she has her studio and collaborates in various initiatives since April 2016. She is a collaborator member in the Art and Design Nucleus at i2ADS, School of Fine Arts, University of Porto and had an investigation scholarship from the Foundation for Science and Technology (FCT) between 2011 and 2015. She is also a member of the AIC Study Group on Environmental Colour Design and of APcor – Associação Portuguesa da Cor. She was part of the Portuguese selection for the Young European Biennial 2013/2015, was selected to the XV Open Call of Galeria Luis Adelantado in Valencia (2013) and won Kunstpreis Young Art Award <33 [colour] from the Gallery Art Forum Ute Barth in Zürich, Switzerland, where she had her solo show in the summer of 2014. She won the acquisition prize Amigos da Biblioteca-Museu de Amarante in the 9th Edition of the Prize Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (2013), among others.