A graduate of the Escola de Comunicações e Artes da Universidade de São Paulo (ECA‑USP), Vaitsman studied at KHM (Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln) in Cologne, Germany. She tauch at KHM from 2001-2007, undergrad and grad courses. Her work deals with issues derived from the phenomena of migration, displacement, and miscegenation, and their ramifications in contemporary media. She has received awards and funding from Idea Capital, EMMA (European Multimedia Award, UK), Unesco‑Ashberg (France), Funarte (Brazil), SCAD (USA), Iamas (Institute for Advanced Media Arts and Sciences, Japan), Prince Claus Fund (Holland), and HIAP (Helsinki International Artist‑in‑Residence Program, Finland), among others. She has exhibited in Europe, the Americas, and Asia.