Begonia Santa-Cecilia

ANIMALS
I'm happy to have one of my "Animals" on the front cover of a book by writer Othoniel Rosa, that has just been published:

"Comienzos para una estética anarquista: Borges con Macedonio"
( "Beginnings for an Anarchist Aesthetic: Borges con Macedonio")

The book can be also downloaded for free here :) !!

https://luisothonielrosa.files.wordpress


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THE COMMON PULSE

A video work by Claudia Pratt and Begonia Santa-Cecilia selected by 6th Annual International LUMEN Video Performance Festival, 2015.

"The Common Pulse" is part of a work in progress project in which the artists explore concepts of “home” and “displacement”, defending the human right to housing. Using both poetic and journalistic ways, they analyze and denounce the destructive consequences of the current economic system, which put in risk the human right to housing through speculative and depredatory economic practices. As members of Marea Granate, these two Spanish artists want to build bridges between different experiences of displacement, such as the ones produce by gentrification or by international economic migrations.

PARTICIPANT ARTISTS IN LUMEN 2015

Sherko Abbas, Katherine Adamenko, Nancy Agati, Peter Ainsworth, Laura Alfano, Don Arangio, Thomas Bones, Bowery Poetry Club, Arsenyj Avraamov, Bob Lyness, Malarts, Johnson McGee, Tommy Mintz, Basim Magdy, Musical Chairs Chamber Ensemble, National Dance Troupe of Sri Lanka, Shirin Neshat, Kevin Norton, Lys Obsidian, Uriel Orlow, Adrian Paci, Padilla-Harris Collective, AJ Pantaleo, Joyce Pensato, Agnieszka Polska, Tom Pope, Florence Poulain, Clàudia Prat, Michael Rader, Rosita Roldan, Esperanza Santiago, Begonia Santa-Cecilia, Lucille Schiano, Larissa Schiano-Gonzales, Carolee Schneemann, Julian Simmons, Sylvia Schultes, Eoin Shea, Xaviera Simmons, Sane Simoniello, Terry Smith, John W. Snyde, Kerry Sullivan, Eve Sussman, Tattfoo Tan, Maranata Tegegne, Robel Tenesgen,Roxy Topia, Scott Van Campen, Richard Vivenzio, Beatrice VS, Ben Wheele, Ezra Wube, Jessica Yang, Holly Zausner, Mark Zercie, Helen Zeru

INFO

Lumen Festival 2015 - presented and hosted by Staten Island Arts

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 12:00 AM (EDT)
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301

LINKS
http://eepurl.com/bqaZXj
https://www.facebook.com/events/464987960324467/


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THE FREE UNIVERSITY, NYC

I will be conducting these two workshops with Sofía Galisá + Making Worlds+ Marea Granate NYC
at The Free Univesity May Day 2015, Washinghton Square

THE HUMANITY OF THE FUTURE
Friday 1 May, 12:30 PM

The workshop consists of two readings and the making of signs for the May Day march.
1- Reading of a short text in Spanish "La humanidad del futuro" from Luisa Capetillo, a historical labor organizer and feminist from Puerto Rico.
2- Reading of a short text in english about education from Iván Illich or Everett Reimer about alternatives in education or the importance of deschooling society.
3- Inspired by the readings people will be able to make their own signs for the May Day March (We will provide with materials).


MAREA GRANATE: TOOLS AND RESOURCES MAP
SATURDAY, May 2, 2015

We will make a collective mural-map of tools and resources that can be useful for migrants like Marea Granate.
We will introduce Marea Granate NY (The Maroon Wave NY) which is part of Marea Granate, a transnational movement formed by Spanish migrants, who fight from abroad against the causes that originated the economic and social crisis that forced us to leave our country.

http://mareagranate.org/?page_id=249

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HOME IS NOT IN THE AIR

Queens Museum

New York City Building. Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY 11368

February 21, 3 pm tp 6pm

We will participate in PERFORMEANDO’s first program for 2015 in New York Cit, which will take place at the Queens Museum. The program explores notions of "home" and pertain to questions such as: What is home? Where is home? Is home where the heart is or where the money is made? Is country analogue to the notion of home? How does one build notions of homeland?...

Our group Marea Granate NY, will present a Live Action Art about processes of displacement, gentrification, migration, and real state speculation.

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WHAT DO WE DO NOW?
Arts & Labor Alternatives Fair | October 18 – 19

The Alternatives Fair aims to connect and make visible entities and projects that provide alternative economic models based on mutual aid, cooperation, and other non-exploitative and non-oppressive practices for sustaining the livelihood of artists, art workers, and other populations. It is the first step in answering the question, What Do We Do Now?

On October 18 + 19 we will come together for self-organized workshops, skill-shares, informal presentations, and information tables. Groups or individuals interested in participating please contactal.altecon@gmail.com

Childcare will be provided, please see information under Registration: Childcare RSVP

http://whatdowedonow.info/fair/

Schedule & Location

Friday Oct 18th, 6-9pm
Saturday Oct 19th, 12-4pm
Eyebeam
540 W 21st St.
New York, NY 10011


Public Transportation

C, E to 23rd Street
L to 8th Avenue
M23 bus to 10th Avenue
M14 bus to 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues
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REVOLUTUM
September 19- October 24, 2013.

Some of my "Notes" will be included in this group exhibition at The Harlem School of the Arts
The exhibition includes painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, mixed media, and performance by 30 artists.
The reception will be held at the G-Space Gallery, and refreshments will be served

Opening reception: Thursday, September 19, from 6-9 pm.

The Harlem School of the Arts, Inc
645 Saint Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10030
T 212.926.4100
www.hsanyc.org


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6th CCNY ALLUMNI AND STUDENT BIENNIAL EXHIBITION

OPENING RECEPTION :
Monday, May 13, 6:15-8:15 PM.

Aaron Davis Hall
West 135th Street and Convent Avenue
The City College of New York

EXHIBITION DATES:
May 2 -Jun 30, 2013

GALLERY HOURS:
Monday- Friday 9-5pm

Inforrmation:
212 650 5343


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AN ARTIST'S PERSPECTIVE: SPACE IN PAINTING

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

"See the Met's collection through artists' eyes. Inspired by the Bellows and Matisse exhibitions, artist Begonia Santa-Cecilia will discuss works of art in the collection."

Sunday, January 13, 2013. 11:00 a.m
Saturday, February 2, 2013. 7:00 p.m



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1000 MOUNTAINS

9th Annual Transformer Silent Auction & Benefit Party
CORCORAN GALLERY
Friday, November 30, 2012, 8-11 pm
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street, NW,
Washington, DC.


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MOMENTA ART
Making Worlds, making histories: building other calendars in common (OWS in dialogue with Greece, Portugal and Spain)


Saturday October 20th, 5pm-7pm.

Momenta Art
56 Bogart Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206.
(718) 218-8058

http://www.momentaart.org/

http://www.makingworlds.org

On Saturday, October 20th, 5pm-7pm we will gather at Momenta Art in order to build a collective calendar of the euro-crisis and the new movements that have emerged in Spain, Greece, and Portugal.

Continuing with the project of exercising history as a commons that we started at the Free University, we will create a timeline in a roll of paper, collecting memories and stories of what has been happening in Greece, Portugal and Spain so as to open our movement to a dialogue with other critical situations that have led to innovative political happenings.

Since we do not learn much from the media, we would like to start creating our own narratives, seeing how much we know of the different movements and critical situations that have been taking place in the world and how much can we still ask and learn.

We would like to build together a living monument with materials, objects, papers, that help us talk about the different movements and situations. Please bring your thoughts, ideas, memories, and anything you think can help us to build a shared knowledge and make sense (a “common sense”) of how a common history (or a history built up in common) would look like.

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THE HARLEM SCHOOL OF THE ARTS

Visual Arts faculty exhibition at The Harlem School of the Arts.
September 12- October 18, 2012.

Opening reception: Wednesday, September 12, from 6-9 pm.
Closing reception: Thursday, October 18, from 6-9

The works include painting, drawing, photography, illustration , mixed media and sculpture from our ten faculty members. The receptions will be held in the G-Space Gallery.
There will be Live music, and refreshments will be served.

The Harlem School of the Arts, Inc
645 Saint Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10030
T 212.926.4100
www.hsanyc.org