Mafalda Santos studied Fine Arts and coordinated the PêSSEGOpráSEMANA in Porto between 2002 and 2007. She shows her work on a regular basis since 2001, and has exhibited at places like the PêSSEGOpráSEMANA Foundation and the Luso-Americana para o Desenvolvimento Foundation. She was short-listed for the Novos Artistas prize in 2007. She currently runs, along with Manuel Mesquita, the artistic residency program Moinho da Fonte Santa. Her works is included in diverse Portuguese collections such as at the António Cachola collection and at the PLMJ Foundation.