Sónia Balão


Was born in Leiria in 1976. Graduate in Teaching in the Basic Teaching – Visual and Technological Education at ESEL. Resident in Lagoa, Algarve. 

From an early age linked to artistic exploration and experimenting  diferent techniques. Always determined to seek her artistic identity, having carried out several artistic works in terms of painting, drawing and illustration. Has already reached 2nd place in the «Hans Christian Andersen…» Illustration Artistic Prize.

In 2019 it was part of the exhibition entitled «ARTISTS for PEACE» organized by the “PAS” Association – Peace and Art Society in initiative between the CPPC, which began in Silves and passed through several Algarve locations. Collaborative participation in the Exhibition in the city of Nigde in partnership with “PAS” and the Fine Arts Association in Turkey; 1st Honorable Mention on the theme “Boredom” in the Portuguese Contemporary Illustration Competition;

Participated in numerous exhibitions, the most recent being at ArtExpo Algarve 2023, and with the association with “PAS” at the Contemporary Art Fair Exhibition: “All you need is Art” 2023 in Lisbon. Also collaborated in international exhibitions with http://peaceartsociety.com/pt  with other Artists, and joining the group Artlink Collective: https://www.artlinkcollective.com/

Lately, she has been dedicated to customizing everyday items, customizing the pieces and transforming a simple piece of daily use, into a work of ART.  

Also dedicated to Photography and participation in Photography Contests, having achieved 3rd prize in the Photographic Marathon “Imagens e Culturas” in Albufeira.