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Residence program at WAAW – Senegal

1-7 March 2015 Residency at Waaw centre in Saint-Louis, Senegal. Maria Rebecca has been selected out of a total of 15 applicants, representing a great variety of countries (The Netherlands, US, Spain, India, Australia …). The residency served as an introduction to the city of Saint-Louis and its surroundings to learn about Senegalese traditional culture and contemporary cultural expressions, the French heritage, the fishing industry and the remarkable fishermen’s community, the world-class Djoudj bird reserve, the current challenges in the environmental field – Saint-Louis being the city on the African continent most threatened by climate change –

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Fotofever Art Fair


14 – 16 nov 2014: welcome to carrousel du louvre for the 3rd edition of fotofever paris!

Courtesy Galerie Mamia Bretesche (Paris)

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Artists: Hitat Sofia (Algeria), Maria Rebecca Ballestra (Italy), Aoun Blanco (Fance), Aiyoung Yun (Korea) Kuamr Sureka (India) )

hunting new talents, catching the diversity in contemporary photography, overcoming the barriers to purchase, instill the calling to art collecting: this is the mission of fotofever, an annual photography fair, taking place in Paris, the worldwide capital of photography, and in brussels. A sharp selection, teaching, daring, passion and sharing are the

The round House

During the Artist Residence Program Rhod 2013 in Wales, Maria Rebecca Ballestra has develop a project about sustainability and eco-living in collaboration with local farmers. During the three weeks of residences the artist had the opportunity to visit few eco-villages like Lammas, a project created to pioneer an alternative model of living on the land. It empowers people to explore what it is to live in a low-impact lifestyle. The project centres around the eco-village at Tir y Gafel, in north Pembrokeshire. It combines the traditional small holding


Destinazione Piazza: 5 curatori per 5 artisti

L’Associazione Marco Magnani, per il suo decimo anno di attività, organizza a Sassari la manifestazione artistica «Destinazione piazza. 5 curatori x 5 artisti». Con il sostegno dell’Assessorato alle Culture del Comune di Sassari, Fondazione Banco di Sardegna e Thamus.

Periodo di esposizione: dal 17 luglio al 17 settembre 2014.

Inaugurazione: giovedì 17 luglio, ore 19 – Piazza Fiume


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Morphos – Sustainable Empires (Venice)

MORPHOS – Sustainable EmpiresInternational architecture, video-art, photography, installation and performing art festivalOpening: June 06, 2014

It’s LIQUID Group, in collaboration with International ArtExpo, is proud to announce theopening of MORPHOS – Sustainable Empires, international festival of architecture, photography,

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Power of Fragility (global project)

Power of Fragility is a participative public art project, consisting in digital mapping operations and started in the frame of Journey into Fragility. In Power of Fragility will be investigated forms of spaces in societies, in which transformation of identity and communication in the urban area take place, especially in times of  environmental crisis. The aim is to visualize and to make aware of conditions and to communicate alternatives regarding the position of the human being on the Earth. The limits between art, science and public realm will be permeable to


Appearance Festival (USA)

Selected for the Appearances 2014, the 4th international eco-art festival supported by Trustees of the Reservation. The Festival have use of the 17 acre Dunes Edge Eco-Campgrounds with 100 camping sites for the Festival. Artists are invited to create, perform, or place artwork under the

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Cambridge Sustainibility Residency 2014 (UK)

Collaborating Artist selected for Cambridge Sustainability Residence 2014. For 2 weeks artists from as far away as Brazil will be converging on Cambridge to debate, discuss and imagine ways of responding to the environmental challenges facing our planet. This is the 2nd Cambridge Sustainability Residency run by artists with support from Cambridge School of Art and the Global Sustainability Institute. The 14 selected artists encompass sculpture, moving image, photography and installation. The 2 weeks will culminate in an exhibition at the Changing Spaces Gallery on Norfolk Street from

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Eleventh step of Journy into Fragility in Brasil

The project’s tenth step, will take place – after Ghana, Switzerland, Madagascar, Abu Dhabi, China, Singapore, Costa Rica, Wales, Iceland, France – in Rio De Janeiro (Brasil) from 14th to 24th February, and it will be inspired by the Manifesto’s seventh thesis: Anthropocentrism, as the defining character of Western culture throughout the last centuries, is responsible for the environmental emergency.The step in Brasil has as topic Anthropocentrism and together with the visual artist Rachela Abbate was elaborated a project of visualizing in multimedia map format spaces of society as a mirror of collective consciousness.

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Arte Fiera 2014 – Italy

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The Gallery Spazio Testoni will be preset at Arte Fiera with the project GREEN MIND, works of Caroline Le Méhauté, Andrea Francolino,best credit cards a real danger. 21pt; text-align: center;”>Maria Rebecca Ballestra, L’orMa. PAD. 25 – STAND B68

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Kisses from China!

In 2008 Rebecca Ballestra took part in the artist residency programme at CEAC (Chinese European Art Center) in Xiamen. The comparison with this country, one whose history and culture goes back thousands of years while characterised by inexorable economic growth making it, in just a few decades, one of the world colusses, is expressed in the photographic series Kisses from China!, which Paola Valenti presented with a bright critical text: “[…] Maria Rebecca Ballestra makes use of the vivid power of the fragments of reality that she has skilfully captured with her camera lens, and of the metaphoric valence of the images that she creates