Regina Vater was born in Rio de Janeiro in 1943. She studied painting and drawing with Frank Schaeffer (1917–2008) between 1958 and 1962 and with Iberê Camargo (1914–1994) between 1962 and 1965. Vater studied architecture at the Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in the 1960s. Her production explores a variety of mediums, including photography, artist’s books, mail art, visual poetry, and especially installations. Her early work, conceptual in nature, commented on the oppression, censorship, and conservatism prevalent during Brazil’s military regime. Vater is represented by Galeria Jaqueline Martins, Brazil.