He was born in 1964 in Lisbon, where he currently lives and works. Its artistic path characterized by the strong sculptural component, is distinguished mainly by the improbable installations. He works often in collaboration with teams of engineers, mechanics, carpenters and biologists, among other specialists. Its production has a hybrid character, linked to the industrial production of the twentieth century. Palma's work often addresses how technology has influenced modern man's life, its relation to the environment and the ideas of human comfort or the idea of power. Parallel to the installations, it uses the design, the video and the performance.