Forthcoming and RECENT work
Plans to do more work on PlanetBody including research in the Royal Academy Library, the Royal Print and Drawing Collection of Windsor Castle and the Library of Lambeth Palace, and field trip to the very first anatomy and operating theatres and libraries in the world. Invited to the Press Preview period of Viva Arte Viva, the 57th Venice Biennale, and to give a talk about PlanetBody and Polar self Portraits at the school of visual arts in Venice.
My Europe, My Rights, European Photography Competition 2017, exploring the notion of Europe and rights. Jury member.
World premier in NY of my poem, Kedves, ne feledd/Darling, don't forget, set to music by Artemisz Polonyi, performed by the C4 Ensemble of NY. The concerts will tie in with the auction of my paintings from two series: one created in France, and three painted during the Art Students League artist residency in the Hudson Valley in 2016.
11th Florence Biennale 2017 Selection Committee. The theme of this Biennale, eARTh – Creativity & Sustainability, resonates with my climate change, art and self projects.
Seikilos, one of my poems, is set to music by composer Perry Townsend. The C4 Ensemble premiers this new piece in March in NY. Dedicated to the C4 Ensemble, this poem and the music connects the oldest music composition in the world with the pulse of contemporary composers and performers.
Composers Now Festival, February 4th is the premier of the concert version of the opera I've been working on. My libretto is set to music by Karen Siegel.
Four land art installations on the top of the Arctic glacier that carved out London and the Thames Valley.
Polar self Portraits: Artists from Six Continents on Thin Ice, my article published by openDemocracy.net.
Adore Noir, the black and white fine art photography magazine published in December The curious case of the vanishing ice caps, one of my series shot in the High Arctic.
C4 Ensemble NY Artist in Residence 2016-17 in New York. Some of my Polar self Portraits featured by the C4 Ensemble NY throughout their 2016-17 concert cycle, and auctioned in support of contemporary music-making. The first concert series of the Collaborations Series premiers my poem Art?Works!, set to music by Bettina Sheppard. The second series is in March, featuring my poem Seikilos, set to music by Perry Townsend. The third is in June, which premiers Te, my poem set to music by Artemisz Polonyi.
Polar self Portraits. Creatives without Borders video installation featured in the Arctic at the Ilulissat Kunstmuseum in September, the BAS Antarctic research stations, the Moroccan Contemporary Art Gallery in Asilah, the National Museum of Ethnography in Slovenia, and universities in Albania, Macedonia and Washington.
Il castello et la carovana. Public engagement through art workshops, installation and exhibition in Milan. Invited by local organisations and the local council. A series of six drawing workshops. Exhibition including a series of digital art work based on photography I worked on at the local castello and carovana site, and an installation.
Polar self Portraits – Earth, Impermanence. Installation curated at the UACNY, in NY, based on my curatorial concept and the work I carried out during my residency in NY. Installation, paintings and sculptures.
The Creatives without Borders arts project Mirror Mirror exhibition and Coding You, Coding Me installation opened at the European Parliament in September.
Polar self Portraits workshops and flash mobs by the sea and the lakes in the North of England: Blackpool area and the Lake District. Press reports about the land art installations and workshops. Featured for two weeks at the Bellerive Château during the art festival in May. One of the articles in the press can be read here.
This year I have been invited to work in artist residencies in Georgia, Israel, Macedonia, Austria, Italy, France, US and Turkey. I went to join artists in some of them. On the coastline of the Aegean Sea in Izmir, dating back to 4000 BC in its current form, I worked with artists from Turkey, the Balkans, India, Iran and Japan. My work included The Unbearable Lightness of Being series, curatorial work on Polar self Portraits, and a photography essay about life inside the ancient mosque of Izmir and Greco-Roman Library of Celsus in Ephesus. I also worked at the League Residency at Vyt – awarded by The Art Students League New York Jury. Open Studios. Boz'Art en Baz'Art, the International Art Festival in the centre of France, has Invited me as participating artist and curator for the third time running. Over thousands of people came to see the exhibition. Worked with artists from Grenada, Haiti, Russia, Hungary and France. Created a flash mob with the public and installed the exhibition Autoportraits polaires. Exhibition walk-throughs and workshop in French.
Africa, Europe, America – installation at the Bellerive Art Festival, France; curatorial talks and educational workshops. Reviewed by the La Montaigne. The Calm before the Storm about related issues was published by openDemocracy.
Arctic Pillows, Arctic Quilts, Arctic Stories. Paintings, land art, photography, filming while working on a High Arctic expedition of artists and scientists on a tall ship, exploring the Arctic High Sea, ice fields, floating icebergs, fjords and glaciers. Here There, Now Then is about the Arctic, energy and climate change at the Royal Institution. Talks and workshops for school and artist groups. The RI hosted a public discussion event featuring an artist and scientist panel. The HTNT project won an Arts Council England Award. Part of the exhibition transferred to Ateliér Ardó. Education in the RI Atrium Gallery: talk and creative workshop for art students about the Here There, Now Then project, artist-led walk through the exhibition and drawing workshop on the theme of imaginary landscapes, based on the talk and the works of the exhibition. Arctic Mediterranean, video installation about the High Arctic at the Festival of Ideas, Nature for Nature public/academic debate, Bristol. Arctic art meets the public in public spaces. A series of public engagement activities I devised and carried out to facilitate engagement with and discussions about art, the arctic and climate change. Venues included Trafalgar Square by the National Gallery, The Duke of York Column by the Institute of Contemporary Art, and on the highest point of London. More under Engaging.
Some of my other exhibitions took place at the British Film Academy/BAFTA, the British Parliament, the Royal Institution, Harvard University, Google, the European Commission, the National Centre for Creativity of Malta, the National Museum of Slovenia, the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.