About Me

My constant search for expansion and knowledge brought me to Australia. Here, I began to dedicate myself to my true passion: painting. Living in Naarm has allowed me to broaden my perspective of the world by meeting other artists. It was also the beginning of a process of self-search and empowerment as an artist and as a migrant woman.

Since 2019, my artistic endeavours have graced diverse venues, painting a trail of exhibitions. A standout moment was my solo showcase at Bendigo Bank Carlton in 2021, a testament to my artistic evolution. Another milestone was the empowering solo exhibition titled "Empowering Women" hosted at Brunswick Street Gallery. The accolades continued to pour in as I proudly clinched finalist status for the esteemed SBS Portrait Prize in 2021.

I also was given a grant from Regional Arts Victoria and Creative Victoria called "Sustaining Creative Workers Initiative 2021" to develop my artistic practice. This included two workshops with Melbourne's community.

As the tapestry of time unfurled, the culmination of 2022 unveiled a remarkable opportunity—the honour of being chosen as the featured artist to adorn the Yarra Tram, an artistic endeavour that adorned the streets from January 31 to May 2023. This monumental canvas encapsulated my artistic essence, captivating the passersby and further cementing my presence in the artistic tapestry of Naarm.

In 2023, I was invited by Toyota Australia to collaborate on creating a piece with other women who attended the Toyota Motor Corporation conference called "One Women".

In May 2024, I will be participating in an artistic residency in Thailand, where I will have the opportunity to collaborate with the community and develop workshops and projects that will enrich my practice and allow me to teach the community.

Yarra Tram Project

This project in collaboration with Yarra Tram Community Partnership Program and Sisterworks Inc, is a message to encouraging employers to hire migrant and refugee women.

Photos by James Morgan Photo

Brunswick Street Gallery Solo Exhibition

The empowerment process as a self-taught migrant artist gave birth to the portrait series called “Empowering women”, which through a feminist perception captures women's expression in the journey of finding your voice, self-acceptance, hope and sister tribe.

Through the use of a vibrant colour palette, Camila seeks to shine the light on a minority, the voiceless, the helpless, and the ones that are no longer with us.

The work of the artist is to constantly seek the liberation of the status quo, the emancipation and rebellion against social structures and objectification across time and history that have been bestowed upon women.