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The universal relationship of cause/effect emerges with great clarity in the photographic series Outsider, completed in 2006 on Malta when. The work is influenced considerably by the unique characteristics of the site that, although a renowned destination of young people, has managed to preserve untouched places and an uncommon peace; just a stone’s throw from the more crowded tourist centres, one can see the true face of the island: its ancient culture, deep religious beliefs and the widespread presence of the natural element. However, although this site appears remote it is actually part of a single system, and as such it cannot remain

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Contemplation, installation displayed for the first time in 2010 in Paris at the Chic fair; it was then exhibited in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates in the group exhibition Al-ghaib. Aesthetics of Disappearance. Forty red mannequin feet arranged on the floor in pairs, marking the path the visitor has to follow but with two variations: in the first installation the artist included several plants coming out of the feet, thus highlighting the metaphor of nature as the roots of man; in the second, the plants were replaced by mirrors, revealing an interconnection between above and below, the earth and sky. In both cases

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The Industrial Revolution exploded upon us in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. Yet the 20th and 21st centuries have seen and are still witnessing a new phenomenon…one which I like to call a Technological Revolution. This phenomenon has changed our lives drastically in the space of a few years, and to such an extent that our modern needs and necessities are being fulfilled by an entirely new spectrum of commodities. Through this series of photographs, Norbert Attard and Rebecca Ballestra present their artistic concept by means of a sequence of ‘performances’. The involvement of


I’m happy to inform that I have received the pokies online Honorable Mention Prize from the Santo Foundation in its section “Artist Choose Artist Award”. I’m also the first artist to win an award outside of the United States.  
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Second Prize Sea Art Festival – Korea

The Sea Art Festival 2013 with the theme of With Songdo : Remembrance · Marks · People addresses what Songdo Beach and the Sea Art Festival have in common.


In the continuum of time where the forgotten past, changing


Ninth Step of Journey into Fragility in Iceland

The project’s ninth step, curated by Leo Lecci, will take place in Iceland from 8th to 23rd August. This step is inspired by the second thesis of the Manifesto: The Earth is a necessary for man as are all the other things that he appreciates for their intrinsic value: art, philosophy, music, poetry, religion, science, theatre.
The theme for this step is the melting of the glaciers. In fact, the Artic is an area of future opportunity and challenge regarding environmental protection, the safeguarding and sustainable development of local population, the exploitation of enormous fishing and


1kg of investment in Knoweldge



The project “One kg of investment in knowledge ”, is

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Hybrid Identities


HYBRID IDENTITIES | Edinburgh 2013
Opening: March 29th, 2013
HYBRID IDENTITIES, an International Art Festival of Photography, Video Art, Computer Graphics, Architecture and Performing Art, will be held in the city of Edinburgh, at the creative space The Old Ambulance Depot, from March 29th 2013, to March 31st 2013. Fifty artists, from different countries, have been selected to be part of this project.
The selections has been based on the main concept of hybridization between identities and urban environment. People, backgrounds, societies, progress and all their inputs creates hybrid identities, modifying each other and being mixed in prospect to


Sacred Landscape



The work Sacred Landscape was realised during the third step of the

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Arte Fiera 2013

La galleria SPAZIO TESTONI sarà presente ad Arte Fiera 2013 con un progetto espositivo che presenta esclusivamente opere dei due artisti Andrea Francolino e Maria Rebecca Ballestra.

Andrea Francolino con una grandiosa installazione, che vuole metaforicamente rappresentare lo squilibrio esistente nell’attuale distribuzione della ricchezza mondiale e le conseguenze ambientali generate da una parte della collettività che continua a praticare una politica di sfrenato consumismo a discapito del resto dell’umanità, mentre le opere fotografiche di Maria Rebecca Ballestra offrono