Aviva Rahmani holds a PhD from Plymouth University, UK in environmental sciences, technology and studio art and is an Affiliate at the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR), UCB. She exhibits and publishes internationally and was awarded a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Fellowship for her project, The Blued Tree Symphony, an aspect of Gulf to Gulf (2009 – present), a NYFA sponsored project on changing climate change policy with art.
The Gulf to Gulf webcast sessions have been viewed from eighty-five countries. In 2007, her “Trigger Points/ Tipping Points,” premiered at the 2007 Venice Biennale. Rahmani has also received numerous awards, including from the Arts and Healing Network, the Nancy H. Gray Foundation for Art in the Environment, and an NEA Ecology Residency in 2015.
Previous ecological art projects resulted in the restoration of a former dump site to a flourishing wetlands system (www.ghostnets.com) and helped catalyze a USDA restoration of twenty-six acres of critical wetlands (Blue Rocks project) in the Gulf of Maine.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Spirit of Change: Water, Policy, and Ecological Artmaking
A response to “What are our moral and civic responsibilities to water?”
- Aviva Rahmani & Ecological Art
Learn more about Aviva Rahmani’s work and the practice of ecological art on the artist’s homepage.