Lives and works in Sao Paulo. She graduated in Linguistics from the Universidade de Sao Paulo/USP, and started her artistic career in the 1970s. Her first works can be placed in the field of “visual poetry”, a trend that found its development in Brazil, springing from the concrete poetry movement of the 1950’s. Words and images were her initial materials. In 1983 she published the book Onde Se Vê (Where One See), a set of rather uncommon “poems”. This book already announced Lenora de Barros’s transit into the field of visual arts, what eventually came to happen. Since then, the artist has been following her own personal path, marked by the use of diversified languages: video, graphic design, performance, photography, sound installation and construction of objects.
Among her recent exhibitions and activities stand out: Circuitos Cruzados, O Centre Pompidou Encontra o MAM, Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), Sao Paulo (2013); Para (saber) escutar, Casa Daros Latinoamerica, Rio de Janeiro (2013); FOOD – Reflections on Mother Earth, Agriculture and Feeding by Artists and Filmmakers, Musée Ariana, Geneva (2012); 11th Lyon Biennial (2011).