Mabe Bethônico was born in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. She is an artist with a PhD in Visual Art from the Royal College of Art, London. She is Professor of Fine Arts at the Federal University of Minas Gerais and lectures and runs workshops worldwide. Her practice involves long-term research projects that result in visual and sound pieces, installations, lectures, publications and websites using documentary sources and field recordings. Her work has been exhibited extensively since 2003, at the Centro Cultural São Paulo; Centre de la Photographie, Geneva; Museo de Antioquia, Medellín; Museo de Arte Latinoamericano, Buenos Aires; Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo; Museu de Arte de Pampulha, Belo Horizonte; Kunstverein München, Munich; Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan (Puerto Rico) among others; and at the 27th and 28th São Paulo Biennial. She is part of World of Matter international group of artists and theorists.