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Statement

My work  is based on the reprocessing and reinterpretation of social, political and environmental themes and on a synthesis of ethno-cultural codes, learned during several artist residencies program all around the world. The journey is one of my main source of inspiration: a meditation on history, traditions and ancient customs of different countries is an instrument to escape the Eurocentric perspective and to offer to the public a new points of active observation and criticism. My works often arise as a project site and context specific, using the space that welcomes

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

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Science Festival Genoa

 

Making use of a new sponge resulting from recent IIT research into porous nano-structured materials, and reasoning on its possible use for “capturing” hydrocarbons spilt into the sea, the work itself is a way of prompting reflection on technology’s contribution to dealing with environmental disasters caused by man.

 

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There’s plenty of room at the bottom

 

 

 

The sinking of the petrol tanker Haven in the roadstead of Genova was one of the Mediterranean’s most serious episodes of hydrocarbon pollution, and its consequences are still being felt in spite of efficient cleaning up operations.  To mark the disaster’s 20th anniversary, the artist has created a new multimedia work inspired by technological research which has taken place

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Monograph

 

Giovedì 13 ottobre alle ore 17.30 presso Castello D’Albertis Museo delle Culture del Mondo, sarà presentato il catalogo monografico di MARIA REBECCA
BALLESTRA. Changing Perspectives / Cambiando Prospettive, edito da De Ferrari Editore.
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DEFAULT Masterclass in Residence: On Art, Cities and Regeneration
Lecce, Italy
21-30 September 2011

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POST HUMAN GARDEN

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POST HUMAN GARDEN/ GIARDINO POSTUMANO

 Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Villa Croce

 29 giugno – 28 agosto 2011 – prorogata fino al 6 Settembre 2011

 Inaugurazione: 28 giugno ore 18.00 a cura di Paola Valenti, in collaborazione con Daniela Legotta e Alessandra Piatti di Associazione Ko.JI.Ku.

con il sostegno di ADAC (Archivio d’Arte Contemporanea, Universita’ degli Studi di Genova)


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STUX NY

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AL GHAIB – Aesthetics of the disappereance

July 1st -August 30th

CONCEIVED AND CURATED GAIA SERENA SIMIONATI
STUX GALERY – Chelsea – New York

 

 

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Post Human Garden

 
   
 
Post Human Garden is a site specific project created by Maria Rebecca Ballestra especially for the sala Camino/Fireplace Room in the Villa Croce Museum of Contemporary Art in the context of the exhibition project CHANGING PERSPECTIVES which is entirely dedicated to her work. Following her latest research linked to the post-human theme, and reflecting on the borders between nature and science and between artificial and natural, the artist has created a new multimedia work, inspired by the most recent debates regarding genetic modification, transgenic creations and biotechnology. An artificial garden was created

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CHANGING PERSPECTIVES/CAMBIANDO PROSPETTIVE

 Maria Rebecca Ballestra  CHANGING PERSPECTIVES/CAMBIANDO PROSPETTIVE giugno – novembre 2011

 

 

 

 

MUSEO D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA VILLA CROCE

 

MUSEO DELLE CULTURE DEL MONDO CASTELLO D’ALBERTIS

 

PALAZZO DUCALE – SALA DOGANA UNIMEDIAMODERN CONTEMPORARY ART

 

GENOA

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Big Five Biotic Transition

  

 

 

The installation is composed by five lecterns on a table. Each lectern holds a dictionary in one of the five languages of the five biggest economic powers: Chine, US, India, Japan, Russia. The word “extinction” has been underlined in every dictionary, whether it refers to a lack of food resources or the increase of pandemic diseases. The bookmark of each dictionary is tied to five frogs lying on the ground. As it happened in the past, each extinction is followed by the birth of a new species and by a new geological era.

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Casablanca 2064

  

 
Children playing without a care in a playground; a sudden storm disturbs the afternoon peace. A catastrophic sequence of floods, inundations, and tornados becomes part of a little girl’s dreams so that she wakes up screaming, overcome with panic by such a terrible but realistic nightmare. This was how the video started, shown at the opening of the Climate Change Conference organised by the United Nations in Copenhagen on 7 December 2009: The representatives from 192 countries worldwide participating in the conference had gathered with the objective of reaching an agreement to reduce fossil energy consumption, one of the main