Carla Cruz is a visual artist and a PhD candidate in art practice at Goldsmiths, University of London. This research is supported by Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia grant scheme. Her doctoral research project ‘Democracy: A (Non) Artistic Intervention, Attempts to Perform Democracy Through Art’ circumnavigates artistic practices and democratic encounters. Carla is a member of various international art collectives, such as: ZOINA, Caldeira 213, Ateliers Mentol, and AC. She collaborates in art projects with several fellow artists and people from her local community and exhibits collectively and individually since 1997. In 2014 she initiated the Walthamstow Collective for Performing Arts.