Mariana Amaral Moreira, a fine artist with focus on visual and illustrative art, was born in Santos, Brazil, in 1988, and is currently residing in Berlin. She is inspired by the great artists of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Objectivity), such as Käthe Kollwitz, and the Social Realism of her own country, such as the art of Cândido Portinari. Her she concerns herself with the questioning of one’s identity in constant clash with globalized nationality borders, prejudice, and social expectations. Mariana strives to evoke a sense of discomfort and embarrassment on the viewer, which can lead to a later reflection on sensitive subjects. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and in Germany.