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Rachela

    About me

    I’m an Italo-German multimedia artist living in Italy, born and raised in Germany. I studied philosophy, dance, and music in Germany and Fine Arts in Italy where I graduated in visual arts at the Accademia di Belle Arti in Bologna with a master degree. My work investigates the significance of structures and architected spaces – in particular, intangible structures in communication or archiving. In my artistic work, which includes photography, installation, video, painting, digital technologies, and drawing, I explore aesthetic imaginaries, which open up possibilities of reflection and transformation. In regard to architecture and communication, I worked for Joseph Kosuth in Germany and Sol LeWitt in Italy.

    The diverse studies in relation to architecture as space in communication were deepened during residencies in the West Bank at the A.M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah and Decolonizing Architecture in Beith Sahour where I investigated on architecture as warfare and in decolonization (the project on which I participated was shown at the Istanbul Biennale ). In the West Bank, I co-founded Bait al Karama (“House of Dignity”), the first women center in the old city of Nablus combining a culinary social enterprise with cultural activities. In Italy, I co-founded the international platform project for aesthetics in social practice Social Soups of which I’m the co-author, curator, and producer. One of my public artworks was awarded during the Sea Art Festival/Busan Biennale in South Korea, 2013. My work has been shown in Italy (e.g. during the Venice Biennale 2015) and abroad (Japan; UK; US; India; Germany; Netherlands; Monaco).

    Recently I started an interdisciplinary project, the experimental Encyclopédie Raisonné, Imperatives, on forms of civil disobedience, reflecting on necessities of political activity and thinking in societies. In this frame, I’m currently working on the ballet The good H:E:A:R:T: in collaboration with the Canadian SQx Dance company for contemporary dance.