Artist, researcher and university professor (EAAD – UMINHO), Carla Cruz lives in Porto. She obtained a PhD in Artistic Practices from the Goldsmiths University of London, with a grant from the FCT [Foundation for Science and Technology]. In 2016, she was awarded an Associate Research Fellowship by the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund, focusing on the London community center The Mill. She has been developing the Finding Money project with Antonio Contador since 2011, and since 2007 has been coordinating the Associação de Amigos da Praça do Anjo with Ângelo Ferreira de Sousa. She co-founded the artistic intervention feminist collective ZOiNA (1999-2004), and the Associação Caldeira 213 (1999-2002); between 2005 and 2013, she coordinated the feminist exhibition project All My Independent Wo/men.