Currently Sara is a PhD candidate doing research in Culture Studies at The Lisbon Consortium (UCP) and at the University of Copenhagen supported with a state grant by the Foundation for Science and Technology. Her research work consists on the study of documentary filmmaking in the field of contemporary art and the relationship between art and politics. She is particularly interested in the work of Portuguese artist Salomé Lamas and notions of reflexivity, documentality and parafiction. Relevant influences on this research are Michel Foucault, Maurizio Ferraris, and Hito Steyerl.
Sara studied photography and video in Ar.Co, Center for Art and Communication, in Lisbon, and at the Gerrit Rietveld Arts and Design Academy, in Amsterdam, where she developed an artistic practice. Sara also concluded the Independent Study Program directed by Jurgen Bock at Maumaus, in Lisbon. In 2014 she finished a master´s degree in Communication and Art at the New University of Lisbon, Faculty of Social and Human Sciences with the thesis The Image-Document: Refigurations of the Archive on the Films of Harun Farocki, Hito Steyerl and Filipa César.