Margarida was born in Lisbon and currently lives in New York.
She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York with an MFA in Photography in 2004. Her recent solo shows include New World Parkville at EDP Foundation (Lisbon) and São João da Madeira Art Center (SJM), Oficio at Museum of São Roque (Lisbon), Things at A.I.R. Gallery (New York) and Gallery 111 (Lisbon/ Porto) and Saudade at Real Art Ways (Harford), Urban Institute for Contemporary Art (Grand Rapids) and Gallery Monumental (Lisbon).
She has also exhibited at White Columns (NY), Exit Art (NY), Dorsky Gallery (NY), Print Center (Philadelphia), Center of Contemporary Art (Seattle), Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester).