Beatriz Machado was born in Lisbon in 1999. She graduated the course of Artistic Production in Ceramics at the António Arroio Artistic School. In 2020, she finished her degree in sculpture at the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon, having completed a semester in Erasmus at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest in her last year. She was selected during the Young Creators 2018 exhibition to integrate the group of young artists, representing Portugal, at the IX Biennial of Young Creators of the CPLP in Luanda in 2019, and in the same year she took part in the exhibition of the XIV International Ceramic Biennial 2019, at the Museum of Aveiro/Santa Joana.
Since 2016 she participated in several group exhibitions in places such as Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, Fabrica Braço de Prata, Galeria de Montemor-o-Novo. Her heart swings between ceramics and illustration, one as much as the other. Her narratives are always inspired by the imagination of literature and poetry that she devours.
In 2022 she was awarded a Research Grant for the YouSound project, where she will accompany all fieldwork, illustrate the ethnographic research process, use illustration as a co-creation tool with young migrants thus apply art-based research methods. She is currently finishing her studies in Illustration and Graphic Production at Escola Superior de Artes e Design in Caldas da Rainha.