The Artnauts is an artist collective that uses the visual arts as a tool for addressing global issues while connecting with artists from around the world. The name denotes the practice that is “not” art as usual, going beyond the confines of the traditional or conventional art world and blurring the boundaries between art, activism, and social practice. The Artnauts have worked at the intersection of critical consciousness and contemporary artistic practice to impact change for almost two decades with over 150 exhibitions on four continents. This recent event is in Budapest, Hungary. It is a bus station billboard with various American artists making statements about what would make a better world. I am part of this collective now.
Bethlehem Art + Resistance Exhibition: Title: Silent Eyes
Bosnia Soul Drift Exhibition: Title: Ready
South Africa Zeitgeist Exhibiton: Titles: Bumbldom ((Echo))
Bosnia, Peace Exhibition: Title: “Within Reach”
Eotvos Lorad University, Bus Stop Billboard, Budapest, Hungary 2013
2013 Homeland exhibition Dar al-Kalima College, Bethlehem, Palestine – Ceas Stitched work
Below: 2014 Artnauts Collective showing in Bogota, Colombia in the Project Room at the University of Andes. Exhibition Theme is Identity. Sandra’s work (pictured) is titled Delphic, alluding to ambiguity. This show is currently touring the Amazon, see information here.
In response to reading the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, I chose to represent his impression of a soul veiled in mist sleep standing in the face of death in his poem: And they don’t ask… In the middle of the poem resides the words, “How can a ghost still bleed?”
Mahmoud Darwish Museum Ramallah, Palestine + Bethlehem Peace Center
Above: 2014 Center for Peace Building, Academy of Fine Arts Sarajevo, Galerija Atelje Kunki
Art reflecting Gauguin’s “Where do we come from”
Above: 2015 “PeaceMaker” exhibition: Identity, Place and Memory, Galeria Bogota’ Arte Contemporaneo, Bogota, Colombia
Above: 2015 Diyar Art Center in Bethlehem, Palestine “Diaspora” exhibition