Beatrice Catanzaro produces public interventions and relational based projects with focus on social and political dynamics. Her works unfold in a range of diverse media and creative strategies with a considerable context specific inclination.

Beatrice Catanzaro has been researching and producing works throughout Europe, the Middle East and India. She has collaborated as visiting artist/tutor with the Unidee Artists in Residency International Program at Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto for several years. Her work has been exhibited in international venues as Manifesta7 (at the MART Museum of Rovereto), Fundacao Gulbenkian in Lisbon and the Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló (EACC) in Spain.
Currently she lives and work between Nablus and Jerusalem, Palestine, and teaches at the International Art Academy in Ramallah.

Lecture: “A needle in the binding and other stories: Context as field, relations as tools”
Friday July 20,2012 at 10:00 to 14:00 – Campus in Camps Al Feneiq Center, Deheishe Refugee Camp by Beatrice Catanzaro

Contèxtus from the Latin, con-tèxter, weave together, interweave: sequence of ideas or facts that constitute a writing and from which an entire concept arises as well as the true intention of the writer (practitioner, artist, thinker etc.)
Throughout the past ten years, I have been questioning the very potential of the art practice as response to specific contexts and the ultimate possibility of its unfolding in reality as an enduring shift, beyond the presence of the author.
Intangible values of time, relations and mutual trust are some of the threads that, in retrospective, I can trace as light motive to my personal experience, as well as honestly recognize the inner drive that leads you to embark in a long term project.

During our conversation, I wish to share a number of past and present projects that might help us to pinpoint some key factors in a context based art practice.

I am especially interested in disclosing some of the failures that I came across as fertile possibility of analysis.

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