Biography: 

PANMELA CASTRO has a Masters in Contemporary Artistic Processes from UERJ and a BFA in Painting from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. She is a feminist, human rights activist, art collector, cultural entrepreneur and a promoter of street art produced by women in Brazil. As a street artist she has produced exterior paintings in more than ten countries worldwide and has also exhibited in art galleries such as the Museum of Brazilian Culture (MUBE) and the Bishop Rosário Contemporary Art Museum; her work is in Public Collections in Brazil and in Washington DC. She was nominated for the “Business Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2015 for the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.She also founded Rede NAMI, a feminist organization that promotes the rights of women, and aims to end violence against women. She was also nominated as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World”, (Newsweek, 2015).