Eliane Lima‘s involvement with images began in 1994 when she met the Brazilian philosopher Claudio Ulpiano. Lima holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from SUNY Binghamton and a Masters of Arts from San Francisco Art Institute. Her work has been shown at Liverpool Biennial (UK), SFMOMA (SF), Victoria Theater (SF), Anthology Film Archives (NY), Pacific Film Archives (SF), Brazil, Cuba, Canada, and elsewhere. During her SFAI years, she began to explore video-installations that have a relationship with her films. Her MFA installation To George Kuchar, was part of SFArtPad 2012 resulting in attention by the local press. In the Summer of 2012, Lima was the visiting artist for the Summer Workshop in Cinema at the Creative Growth Art Center and collaborated in curating student’s films for the 2012 Telluride Film Festival. Lima also participated to the Photovoice project at the Niroga Institute as photography instructor. In the Spring of 2013, Lima worked as teaching artist for Palo Alto Art Center,  video instructor for the Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula, and film instructor the San Francisco Film Society Filmmakers in the Classroom program. From 2012 to 2014, she collaborated with the Prelinger Archive. Currently, she is developing a research in Fantastic Spaces in Cinema and writing a series of short films about dreams and memory.

Lima was the recipient of SF Weekly Masterminds 2012.




Special Screenings

Official Selections

Photography Exhibits

  • Bulgarian South-West University, “Visualization of Philosophical Ideas,” 2013.
  • Public Works, SF Weekly Masterminds 2012 party, San Francisco, CA.
  • Diego Rivera Gallery, 800 Chestnut Street, Aug 2011, San Francisco, CA.
  • Still Lights Gallery, 800 Chestnut Street, Aug 2010, San Francisco, CA.
  • The Elsie B. Rosefsky Memorial Art Gallery, Studio Art Student Show, 2010, Binghamton, NY.
  • Jungle Science Gallery, Student Photography Exhibit, Dec 4th, 2009, Binghamton, NY.
  • Old Train Station Gallery, EXPOSED Photo Show, May 1st, 2009, Binghamton, NY.


  • ArtPad 2012, Phoenix Hotel, Featured Project at room 55, San Francisco, CA.
  • Phoenix Hotel, Installation To George Kuchar at room 14, SFAI MFA show 2012, San Francisco, CA.
  • SWELL Gallery, Phantasmagoria collective installation, February 2012, San Francisco, CA.
  • Galeria Casa dos Correios, Dec 1999-January 2000, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.