Biography

MARIA REBECCA BALLESTRA – www.rebeccaballestra.com

 

Own Exhibition

2016

Double Sollo Show A Better Landscape, Alan Sonfist and Maria Rebecca Ballestra, Gallery Unimediamodern (Genoa-Italy) curated by Antonio d'Avossa

 

2015

Permanent Installation on the Certosa Island (Venice) in collaboration with ADAC (Archive of Contemporary Art of the University of Genoa and the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation

Double Solo Show ,Maria Rebecca Ballestra - Filippo Centenari, WerkstattGalerie (Berlin – Germany) for Berlin  Art Week curated by Pascul Jordan

Double Solo Show  The Truth of Labyrinth by Maria Rebecca Ballestra - Julien Fridler - Gallery Spazio Testoni (Bologna – Italy)

Double Solo Show Maria Rebecca Ballestra – Julien Friedler, Palazzo Molin (Venice - Italy)

 

 

2014

Double solo show Sapere-Sapore by Maria Rebecca Ballestra and Rachela Abbate, Museum Palazzo Borea d’Olmo (Sanremo – Italy)

 

2012-2014

Itinerary project Journey into Fragility, promoted by ADAC (Archive of Contemporary Art of the University of Genoa)Twelve stages around the world: www.journeyintofragility.com

Meta-Architetture, Gallery Spazio Testoni (Bologna-Italy) curated by Paola Valenti

Journey into Fragility, Gallery 400mq (Ancona-Italy) curated by Federica Mariani

 

2013

Solo Show at Goat Art Project curated by Sara Rees (Cardiff – Wales)

Double solo Show Ballestra Maria Rebecca/Andrea Francolino curated by Paola Valenti/ Alberto Mattia Martini, Gallery Spazio Testoni (Bologna-Italy)

 

2011

Changing Perspective, series of solo exhibitions, installations  and site specific projects  curated by Paola Valenti in collaboration with Alessandra Piatti e Daniela Legotta (Genoa – Italy),  included:

Post Human Garden – Contemporary Art Museum Villa Croce

Eyes on Asia – Museum of the Cultures of the World

The Weight of the Human Being, Sala Dogana

The Future is near. The Future is now! UnimediaModern Gallery

There’s plenty of room at the botton, Genoa Port Center

 

2010                                       

The Future is near. The future is now! Galerie Alberta Pane  (Paris – France) curated by Luca Bochicchio

 

2009

Kisses form China!, Phodar Biennale, Sofia, Bulgaria

 

 

Group Exhibition

 

2016

 

Planetariu, Ca' dei Carraresi (Treviso – Italy) - curated by Manuela Enna and Daniel Buso

In Principio era la Terra, Forte di Gavi and Libarna archeological area - curated by Matteo Galbiati e Kevin McManus

Photography – Darren Almond, Maria Rebecca Ballestra, Matteo Basile, Giacomo Costa, Barbara Kechler, Mario Schifano, – Gallery Natoli Mascarenhas – Principality of Monaco

 

 

2015

Impatto 2.0 Art Design Environment, Este (PD) promoted by S.E.S.A spa - curated by Elisa Celeghin e Ilaria Magni

Arteam Cup 2015 Officina delle Zattere – Venice

Visible City for Palinsesti 2015, a project by Giorgia Gastaldon Under the patronage of: Friuli Venezia Giulia, City of San Vito al Tagliamento, University of Udine, Ado Furlan Foundation, Casa Cavazzini, Gallery of Contemporary Art of Monfalcone, Fruili School of Mosaics

Macrocosmi, Old Postfuhramnt West (Berlin- Germany) curated by Pascual Jordan and Petra Dregger

Bologna Design Week, 5 minutes Free Zone , in collaboration with Lucia Palmero, Gallery Spazio Testoni (Bologna - Italy)

Biennial Italy – China, Mastio della Cittadella (Turin -Italy), ARCA (Vercelli – Italy), Medioeval Castel (Serralunga d'Alba – Italy), curated by EBLand

Suspended Spaces 2. Artists in dialogue with Cecilia Ravera Oneto’s art work, curated by Leo Lecci, Monica Saccomandi, Laura Valle. Exhibition Hall Piedmonte Region, (Turin – Italia)

 

2014

La photographie, une seconde nature! -Ibn El Farouk, Maria Rebecca Ballestra,  Dalel Tangour,  Luis Moragon - Mamia Bretesche Gallery  (Paris – France)

Exhibition Cambridge Sustainable Residency, Norforlk Street Gallery (Cambridge – UK) curated by Marina Velez

Appearance Eco Arts Festival , S.E.A Gallery – Princetown (USA)

 

2013

Video Projection of the video “Dialogue for Preservation” during the Swiss Annual Development Cooperation Conference "A fragile world – young people’s perspectives" - Lugano Congress Center (Switzerland)

Sea Art Festival by Busan Biennale, South Korea  project in collaboration with Rachela Abbate,

Invisible Cities – 12 artist for Calvino”, Accademia Ligustica (Genoa, Italy), organised by Foundation Mario Novaro

Video Festival Old Ambulance Depot in Edinburgh (Scotland)

5th edition of FIVAC, International Video Art Festival, in Camaguey, “The Next Resistance” section, (Cuba)

Marais Digital – Galerie Mamia Bretesche – Paris (France)

RicCAA International Biennial of Art and Design of Padova (Italy), ex macello, curated by Marisa Merlin

In-Naturale, Foundation Villa Margherita-Famiglia Teruzzi, Bordighera (IM) curated by Leo Lecci

 

2012

Centenary Docks Dora, cultural event organized by SAL – Spazio AdLbitum for the celebrations of 100 years of Docks Dora 

Rolli Days, Tobia Pallavicino Palace (Genoa – Italy), courtesy UnimediaModern Gallery

Invisible Cities, 12 artists for Calvino, Museum Palazzo Borea D’Olmo (Sanremo- Italy) organised by Novaro Foundation

International Multimedia Art Festival in Yangon (Myanmar, Burma) organized by New Zero Art Space and the French Institute of Culture.

 

2011

Al Ghaib Aesthetic of the Disappearance, Maraya Art Center (Sharjah – UAE)  curated by Gaia Serena Simionati

Al Ghaib Aesthetic of the Disappearance, Stux Gallery  (New York – USA)  curated by Gaia Serena Simionati

Nuit Blanche, Institute Français, (Paris – France and Oran – Alger) curated by Mamya Bretsche and Gaetan Pellan

Art Price Duchessa di Galliera, 2011 – 1956, Contemporary Art Museum Villa Croce (Genoa –Italy) curated by Anna Lercari

 

 

2010

Nuit Blanche, Institute Français, (Paris – France and Oran – Alger) curated by Mamya Bretsche and Gaetan Pellan)

Docks en Ciel curated by Adrien Pasternak - Chic  Art Fair (La Cite’ de la Mode et du Design , Paris -France)

Sunday’s Screening Galerie Alberta Pane  (Paris - France)

MC² - Museum’s collections # 2, Contemporary Art Museum Villa Croce, curated by Francesca Serrati

Moscow Biennale “Qui Vive?” (Moscow – Russia) curated by Daria Pyrkina

Video Festival Video Appart (Paris – Dubai)

Mashrab – Maghrab Contemporary Art Exhibition selected by Bastakia Art Fair  -Heritage House Gallery - Dubaï  (U.A.E.)

 

2009

Sowing Seeds Kaman Art Gallery (Jodhpur – India) curated by Nilesh Shidhpura

Phodar Biennial ’09 (Pevlen – Bulgaria) curated by Antoan Bozhinov

Intersection- Correlation(Berlin – Germany) curated by Brian Hackney Turn-Berlin Art Space

La Grande Abbuffata:  Scorie, Scarti, Sprechi. Risorse energetiche (Auditorium of the Museums of Strada Nuova - Genoa) curated by  Ko.Ji.Ku

 

2008

Sculpture Quadrennial of Riga (Latvia), organized by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia  and Centre for Art Management and Information (MMIC)

21th Instants Video (Marseille – France) supported by The French Ministry of Culture, The Regional Council (PACA), The city of Marseille and the European Commission

Tracing love 24/7” Gallery  Magacine (Belgrade, Serbia) curated by DEVE

Urban Jealousy 1st International Roaming Biennial of Tehran (Istanbul Turkey) , curated by Amirali Ghasemi and Serhat Koksal

Kaléidoscope de la création émergente, (Paris-France, Strasbourg, Bordeaux) curated by Helene Mugnier and Adrien Pasternak

Video Appart  (Paris-France) curated by Mamia Bretesche

Arrivi e Partenze.Italia  at the Mole Vanvitelliana (Ancona-Italy) curated by Alberto Fiz and Walter Gasperoni.

 

Prizes

 

2015

Finalist of Arteam Prize  (Venice – Italy)

 

2013

Award Honorable Mention by the Santo Fondation (USA) for the 2013 Artist Awards

Second Prize at the Busan Sea Art Festival by Busan Biennale (Busan - Korea)

 

 

Residences

 

2016

Artist invited for the Artist Residence Program at FRAC Corse (France)

 

2015

Artist Residence Program Verde River (Phoenix – Arizona) curated by Signal Fire USA

Artist Residence Program presso il WAW Art center (Saint Louis – Senegal)

 

2014

Cambridge Sustainable Residency (collaborating artist), Cambridge School of Art and Angli Ruskin University (UK), curated by Marina Velez

First Caravan Brazil by Transnational Culture (San Paulo – Rio de Janeiro)

 

2013

Artist Residence Program Rhod 2013 – Future Nature Culture Carmarthenshire (Wales) – curated by Sara Rees

 

2012 

Artist Residence “Creatives in Residence” Sunhoo Industrial Design Innovation Park (Fuyang, China)

Artist Residence Program at PROG KULTUR ZENTRUM (Bern – Switzerland) supported by KALART

Artist residence program XENIA (Pescara – Italy) supported by Cultural Association HUMANITAS

Artist residence Program at Abetenim Village (Ghana) supported by NKA Foundation

2011  Selected  for DEFAULT Masterclass in Residence: On Art, Cities and Regeneration
Lecce, (Italy), organized by RAMDOM

2009                            

Selected for the International Artist Camp “Sowing Seeds” in Sar Village (Rajasthan – India)

 

2008

Selected for the Artist Residence Program at CEAC Chinese European Art Center (Xiamen – China)

Selected for the 1st International Openart Residency, Eretria (Greece) organized by Cheap Art Gallery of Athens

 

2007

Selected for the Artist Residence Program at Global Arts Village (Delhi India

 

Lectures and Symposium______________________________________________________________


2016

A Better Landscape, a dilogue between Alan Sonfist (USA) and Maria Rebecca Ballestra – Gallery Unimediamodern (Genoa)

TransCultural Exchange's 2016 Conference on International Opportunities in the Arts: Expanding Worlds.(Boston University)

Round Table: Collaborating with Arts and Cultural Organizations across the Disciplines of Science, Ecology and Politics will offer a forum for discussing collaborative art projects that raise awareness of the fragility of our environment - Chair: Maria Rebecca Ballestra

 

2015

Network Ecologies Symposium – University of Hull - Scarborough Campus (UK)

 

2013

Talk “Art and ecology” Small World Theatre (Cardigan – Wales – UK)

 

2012

Lecture "Journey into Fragility", Maraya Art Center (Sharjah-UAE)

Lecture at PROG Zentrum (Bern-Switzerland)

 

2011

Lecture "Paesaggi artistici per lo spazio Pubblico", Liberrima, Lecce (Italy), included in the program ART LAB (Dialogue on the Culture management);

Lecture "Post Human Garden", Contemporary Art Museum Villa Croce during the Genoa Science Festival (Genoa,Italy);

Coffee Hour at Castello d'Albertis Museum of the Cultures of the World (Genoa, Italy)

 

2008

Lecture and Public presentation, Multimedia Department, Xiamen University (China);

Lecture, University of Genoa, Genoa (Italy);

Lecture and Public presentation, Museo di Palazzo Borea d’Olmo, Sanremo (Italy);

 

2007

Lecture, Accademia Ligustica di Belle Arti, Genoa (Italy);

 

2006 Lecture and Public presentation, Taipei Artist Village, Taipei (Taiwan);

Workshop and Performance with 100 students of MCAST Art and Design Institute of Mosta, (Malta)

 

Art Fairs

 

2016

Arte Fiera (Bologna- Italy) courtesy by Spazio Testoni Gallery

 

2014

Foto Fever – Carrousel du Louvre (Paris-France), courtesy Mamia Bretesche

Arte Fiera (Bologna- Italy) courtesy by Spazio Testoni Gallery

 

2013

Arte Fiera (Bologna- Italy) courtesy by the Spazio Testoni Gallery

 

2010

Photo Taipei , SunWorld Dinasty Hotel, Taipei (Taiwan), courtesy by  Grand Siecle  Gallery (Taiwan)

SH  Contemporary Fair (Shanghai, China) courtesy by  Galerie Alberta Pane

Swab Art  Fair ( Barcelona – Spain) courtesy by Galerie Alberta Pane

 

2009    

Slick Fair  (Paris- France) courtesy by Galerie Alberta Pane

 

2008

Creek Art Fair (Dubai, UAE) courtesy by Art Show Gallery

Slick Fair  (Paris- France) courtesy by Galerie Alberta Pane

Mois de la Photo Off (Paris- France)

 

2007

Digital and video art fair « Diva Fair” at Les Louvres des Antiquaires (Paris- France)

 

 

Public and Private Collection

 

Global Arts Village (Delhi, India)

Contemporary Museum Villa Croce (Genoa –Italy)

Taipei Artist Village (Taipei - Taiwan)

GAM Galley of Modern Art (Rome - Italy)

Gozo Contempoarary (Gozo – Malta)

Scuool San Carlo (Turin - Italy)

Galerie Alberta Pane (Paris – France)

 

 

 

 

 

Bibliography

 

MONOGRAPH

P.Valentii Journey into Fragility, Allemandi, 2015

Texts of: Massimo Morasso, Luca Bochicchio, Thomas Kalau, Mamia Bretesche, Daniela Legotta, Luca Zordan, Fabio Carnaghi, Alessandra Piatti, Sara Rees, Stella Rouskova, Leo Lecci, Joachim Arndt, Rachela Abbate

P.Valenti, Changing Perspective, De Ferrari , 2012

128 pag. Texts of: Alberto Diaspro, Patrice Garnier, Daniela Legotta, Adrien Pasternak, Alessandra Piatti, Anna Viola Sborgi, Paola Valenti

 

 

EXHIBITIONS’ CATALOGUES

L.Lecci, In-Naturale, Silvana Editoriale   2013                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           G.S.Simionati, Al Ghaib, Silvana Editoriale 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A.Bozhinov, Phodar Biennial 09, Sofia 2009                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Ko.Ji.Ku., Grande Abbuffata. Scarti, Scorie, Sprechi. Risorse energetiche?, Erga Edition, Genoa 2009
Reijinsha Co.Ltd. - Comitè National Monègasque, Monaco-Japon, Monaco 2008
T. Nicolic, Tracing Love, Belgrado 2008
Slick’er ’08, Paris 2008 I. Tatiana Cruz, VideoAppart, i2m, Paris 2008
N2o Studio, Le Mois de la Photo, SNEL, Belgio 2008
F. Serrati, BAG Borsa Arte Giovane, Genoa 2007
A. Sethi, Art for Prabhat, Archana, Delhi 2007
Frère Independent, DIVA, Verdographics, Belgium 2007
S. Carrozzini, The Barbie Picture Show, Deho editon, Milan 2006
E. Marasco, F. Serrati, BAG-Borsa Arte Giovane, Genoa 2006 P. Ardizzola, Bombart, Pescara 2006
S. Carrozzini, Secrets, New York 2005 S. Carrozzini, Rolled Up, Deho’ edition, Milan 2005

 

GENERAL CATALOGUES
R. Amadei, I due rinascimenti, Biken International, Japan 2002
S. Bondi, M. Gonzales, M. Longobardi, A. Smilzo, Arte italiana dal Novecento ad Oggi, L’altro modo di Volare, 2001
D. Gandolfi, Apronia Marcellae le altre, 2010

 

School Education

 

1993                            

High School Diploma

 

1998

Graduated  at  Accademy of Fine Arts (Florence- Italy)

 

 

 

 

 

 

CONTACT:

 

Ballestra Maria Rebecca

Born in Sanremo (IM) – Italy in 1974

 

Address:

1 rue Emile de Loth
98000 Monaco

 

Web site: www.rebeccaballestra.com

www.journeyintofragility.com

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Email: rebeccaballestra@gmail.com

 

Mobile: +39 339 100 64 73