Baía was born in Lisbon in 1968, and she was raised in Angola, Mozambique and South Africa. She came to Portugal in 1977 where she remained until 1987. Around this time, she entered the fashion world as a model, a job that enabled her to freely explore the art scene, her main interest. Due to extensive travelling that this type of job entailed, she had the opportunity to satisfy her curiosity regarding the best museums and art galleries wherever she was sent. After ending her modelling career, she came back to Portugal with the aim to establish herself as an artist. After two years of formal training as a painter in Faculdade de Belas artes da Universidade de Lisboa, she continued her development as an artist. Her work act as a conduit into the realms of self analysis, text and common objects are used as keystones or entry points into these complex compositions loaded with layers of imaginary. In an age where imagery and information is readily available, and quickly digestible, a work invites the viewer to immerse themselves and investigate. Baia´s use of materials is arbitrary and although predominantly using paint, she also incorporates graphite, photography, and mixed media to highlight the forms and add significance. The use of words, for example, reminds us of the fragility of existence, not just our own, but of everything around. It seems we have been invited to almost decode what we see before us, and in the process get a glimpse of the artists’ mind and world. Perhaps rewarding us with the tools to become introspective on some level, or at least making us stop for a moment, allowing us time for contemplation. Born in Lisbon 1968, Baia has lived and worked internationally. Baia has been exhibiting for the last 14 years and is represented in private and public collections nationally and internationally, including; Hospital da Cruz Vermelha, Movijovem, Grupo Espirito Santo, Nova Expressão, Fundação Andy Macdonald, Cinemateca Portuguesa, Hadid Gallery, Macadam Gallery, Cidadela Art District among others.