Alex Mota de AguiarAlexandra Mota de Aguiar was born in Funchal, Madeira (Portugal) in 1977. In 1996 she moved to Oporto city to attend theatre classes at Balleteatro Professional School. Two years later she travelled to New York where she remained for approximately one year, experiencing her first encounter with art. Shortly thereafter, she went to Lisbon to study sculpture at the Center for the Arts and Visual Communication (AR.CO), completing her degree in 2004. Since then, she has held solo exhibitions at several venues in Portugal, and has participated in international group exhibitions, most notably Anteciparte (2005, Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon) and Drawing Attention (2008, Invaliden Gallery, Berlin). She currently lives and works in Berlin.Aguiar’s residency at Location One is sponsored by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and FLAD, Luso American Foundation.