Shima was born in Sao Paulo, 1978. He lives and works in Belo Horizonte.
The artist graduated in Industrial Design using design methodology to develop creative projects in performance art and its offspring like objects, installations, films and photography.
Daily life and performance art are the main source of his research and art pieces, Shima deconstructs ordinary quotidian practice to analyze patterns and traditional schemes of doing things. The performance art platform is a powerful tool for him to ponder the process and the final result, which can be installations, objects, video, photography and also performance pieces. Shima aims to “create unusual ways to see common things, combining different disciplines and playing with their similarities, differences, contrasts and harmony, to purpose new lenses to see/feel/think reality.”
Shima is currently developing film projects, editorial projects, exhibition programs, and works in the areas of art education (performance art and video) and research.