Rafaela Mendes Ferreira is an art historian, independent researcher and curator based in London, UK. She holds an MA in Art History from the University of Warwick, UK, and a BA in Fine Arts from Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado (FAAP), Brazil. Her research has been published in The Art Market Dictionary and she has collaborated with Brazilian art galleries and institutions such as Associação Cultural Videobrasil and Galeria Nara Roesler. She has co-curated the exhibition "Isaac Julien: Ten Thousand Waves" at MAC Niterói, Rio de Janeiro. Currently working as Head of Research at Isaac Julien Studio, she has been undertaking research on Lina Bo Bardi, Frederick Douglass, and the narratives involved in multiple screen film installations.