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Cabrita lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal. His work has been shown internationally in museums such as the the Museo d'Arte Contemporanea Rome, Italy (2006), the Kunsthaus Graz, Austria (2008), the Museo Tamayo, Mexico City (2009), the Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany (2009/2010), the Museu Colecção Berardo, Lisbon, Portugal (2011), the Hôtel des Arts, Toulon, France (2015), the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, Porto, Portugal (2019), and most recently, the CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Málaga, Spain (2020); Jardin des Tuileries, Paris, France (2021). Cabrita participated in the Documenta IX, Kassel, Germany (1992), the XXIVth São Paulo Biennale, Brazil (1998), and the 10th Biennale de Lyon, France (2009). In 2003 he represented Portugal at the 50th Venice Biennale, and during the 55th Venice Biennale (2013) his installation A Remote Whisper was presented in the Palazzo Falier.

Works by the artist are to be found in major public collections, among them the Tate Modern in London, UK, the Centre Pompidou in Paris, France, the Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Spain, the MAXXI Museo nazionale delle Arti del XXI secolo, Rome, Italy, the Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, the MUDAM, Musée d'Art Moderne Grand Duc Jean, Luxemburg, the CAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga, Spain, the FRAC Bourgogne in Dijon, France, the FRAC Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in Marseille, France, the CAM Centro de Arte Moderna– Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian in Lisbon, Portugal, the CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, the Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland, the Magasin III, Stockholm, Sweden, the SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, Belgium, and the MUMOK Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig in Vienna, Austria.

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