Filipa Guimarães was born in Porto. Between 2001 and 2006 she studied Visual Arts – Painting at Fine Arts School, University of Porto.
She holds two Masters Degrees. The first is in Contemporary Art Practices from the Fine Arts School, University of Porto and the other is in the Visual Language of Performance from the University of the Arts London.
She has given lectures and talks, at several institutions, including the Chelsea College of Art.
Since 2005 she develops art projects in the realm of visual arts and performance, in public space, art galleries, museums, theatre and other contexts. She presented her work in many exhibitions internationally and performed in venues such as: CCB (Centro Cultural de Belém), in Lisbon; La Casa Encendida, in Madrid; Tate Modern, Barbican Theatre, Toynbee Studios and Chelsea Theatre, in London.