Madalena Pequito was born in Lisbon, in 1996. She lives and works in Lisboa.
Pequito studied Scenography and Costumes at António Arroio Art School, graduated in Painting at Lisbon Faculty of Fine Art in 2018, and completed a Masters degree in Arts and Cultural Enterprise at Central Saint Martins, in London, in 2021. Pequito participated in an exchange program in Budapest Hungary, at the Magyar Képzomuveszeti Egyetem (Hungarian University of Fine Art).
Throughout her career, the artist has sought to integrate different disciplines into her work and collaborate with other artists. She was a resident at the cultural organizations Nucleo A70 ad Casa da Dona Laura. Pequito was awarded with FLAD’s prize, which fully funded her artist residencies in New York, at Mothership NYC and Kunstraum Llc. She is also part of the Vês.Três Collective.
Pequito has taken part in two International Biennials: Contextile Biennial, in Guimarães, in 2022, and ArtFem Macao Female art Biennial, in Macao, in 2018. She was a finalist in some art prize contests, such as the Young Creators Art Prize, Guarda’s International Art Prize, and Paula Rego art prize, and has received an Honorable Mention at Jovarte Biennial. Pequito’s work has been included in more than 50 solo and group shows since 2015.