Marcela Flórido was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1988, and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She received an MFA from the Yale University School of Art in Painting in 2015 and a BFA from The Slade School of Fine Art, UCL, London, UK, in 2013. Her work has been the subject of exhibitions in Europe, the United States, Latin America, Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. She has been awarded residencies at The Sharjah Art Foundation, UAE; Kaayza, Brazil; Tilleard Projects, Kenya; Mass MoCA, MA, and The Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT. She is the recipient of a 2015 Viridian Artists' Prize, selected by Lauren Hinkson, senior curator at The Guggenheim museum. Marcela Florido has taught at Yale School of Arts and Cornell University School of Art.