Manuela Madureira was born and lives in Lisbon. Studied Ceramics, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and Printmaking with Manuel Cargaleiro and other masters of the several areas of Fine Arts. As Fellow of Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, between 1961 and 1962, studied sculpture in stone and wood at Art Institute of Florence (Italy), and Ceramic and Restoration at Institute Statale d'Arte per la Cerámica de Faenza (Italy). In this context, later attended on several trips to other art institutions in Italy, Denmark, France and Britain. With an extensive bibliography, mainly in the Sculpture, Tiles, Painting and Tapestry, her work is developed in various materials, including stone, iron, pottery, bronze or wood, being some of her works of large scale integrated in architecture or urban areas in Portugal and other countries. In 80`s held a large exhibition of sculpture in stone and wood in the gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, through a grant that the Foundation awarded her. A retrospective of the 35-year career in 1993 with work carried out between 1957 and 1993, there was also supported by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, through seven exhibitions in Coimbra, Faro, Funchal, Porto, Porto, Évora and Lisbon. The 40-year career was celebrated in 1998 with a Retrospective Exhibition at MAC - Contemporary Art Movement in Lisbon and in Palace D. Manuel (Evora).