Born in 1988 in São Paulo, Layla Motta grew up between the chaos of the big city and the calmness of the north shore of the state. Currently living in London, she has also lived in many countries, including New Zealand, California and NYC. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Faculdade Armando Alvares Penteado in São Paulo. She also enrolled in photography classes at the International Center of Photography in New York. Using photography as her main medium, she focuses on the potential of duality, weirdness and mystery. Her work investigates image-making perceptions of impulses from the past, present and future. The raw material of her research is time and photography itself. Layla participated in various exhibitions in Brazil, including MuBE (Brazilian Museum of Sculpture), Liceu de Artes e Ofícios and Zipper Galeria, where she awarded the prize Salão dos Artistas Sem Galeria.