Beatrice Catanzaro is a social sculpture practitioner and lecturer working internationally. Her projects create situations for shared learning and public participation and have been developed and hosted throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. Between 2010 and 2015, Catanzaro moved to Palestine and initiated Bait al Karama (House of Dignity) (www.baitalkarama.org), a long-term social enterprise / community project in Nablus. Bait al Karama was the first Slow Food Convivium in Palestine in which food was both a strategy for both cultural mediation and income generation. Other practice-based work has been exhibited in numerous international venues including MART in Rovereto (Italy) in the context of Manifesta 7; Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló (EACC) in Spain, the Jerusalem Show by Al-Ma’mal Foundation (Jerusalem), the Land Art Biennial – (Mongolia). Catanzaro has been teaching practice-based research at the International Art Academy of Palestine in Ramallah between 2012 and 2015. She has also been a regular visiting artist and mentor at the Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto since 2006. Invited lectures and participation in seminars includes: the Creative Time Summit “Curriculum”, Venice Biennale, 8/201; Campus in Camps educational programme, Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem, Palestine; University of Hyderabad and at CEPT University for Architecture, Urban Planning and Interior Design, Ahmedabad, India. She is currently a doctoral candidate linked to the Social Sculpture Research Unit at the Oxford Brookes University.
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