Janaina Tschäpe was born in Munich, Germany, and raised in São Paolo, Brazil. She studied at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg before moving to New York and completing her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in 1998. Tschäpehas exhibited throughout the world in numerous solo and group exhibitions. Recent exhibitions include a survey show at the Irish Museum of Modern Art in Dublin (2008), the ICP Triennial in New York (2009), and solo gallery shows at Galeria Fortes Vilaça in São Paulo and Galerie Catherine Bastide in Brussels (both 2009). Her work is included in numerous private collections and the permanent collections of museums in Europe, the United States, Brazil and Japan.She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.