Giulia Cavallo

Anthropologist & Illustrator

I’m Italian, having lived in Lisbon, Portugal since 2007 it is now the place that I call home.
While studying a degree in Philosophy I fell in love with Africa, and in 2001 I decided to dedicate my professional career to African Studies.

Between 2005 and 2007 I lived in Maputo, Mozambique, where I worked as volunteer in International Cooperation.
In 2007 I left Maputo and moved to Lisbon, completing a PhD in Anthropology in 2013, with a dissertation on healing practices among Zion churches in Maputo, Mozambique (reference:

I have drawn and painted throughout my life, since childhood.

In recent years, I have had the opportunity to exhibit my work in Portugal, Spain and Italy, working on the memory of Place and urban landscapes, as anthropology has always influenced my illustrations.
I have also drawn on my personal ethnographic data collected in Maputo (Mozambique), following the current of ethnography-based art (references:
I also work on children illustrations, writing and illustrating stories for children.

In October 2017, I opened my personal art studio in Lisbon, OnduLar Ateliê, a new space to imagine, collaborate with, and exhibit other illustrators and artists.