Catarina Carneiro de Sousa
Catarina Carneiro de Sousa (aka CapCat Ragu) is a Portuguese artist born in 1975 at Oporto, Portugal, with a background in painting and art studies, and a Ph.D. in Contemporary Art. Since 2007 she has been a professor at Escola Superior de Educação do Instituto Politécnico de Viseu teaching visual arts in several courses, but especially in the art and multimedia programme. She has devoted her artistic activity to the Metaverse since 2008, when she became a virtual photographer working individually and collaboratively in the Second Life virtual environment, holding several solo exhibitions and collaborating with artists from different fields and nationalities. More recently she has dedicated herself to the development of avatars and the conception of virtual environments. Together with Sameiro Oliveira Martins aka Meilo Minotaur she is the builder of the Second Life Sim Delicatessen and resident artist at Berg by Northern Art.