‘Viva La Vida’ – 5 International Artists from 4 Countries’ – Cuba, UK, Switzerland and Germany
Viva La Vida depicts life experiences from the perspective of a group of seasoned and established artists. Sometimes profound, sometimes mystical, but often humorous and satirical, the exhibition gives fresh insights into an international mix of cultural backgrounds. The artists present the potential of creating art as a way of life, which, as history shows, can profit from a significant boost in later years.
Biggi Slongo – Switzerland
Born in Gelsenkirchen Bue, Germany in 1946. Has lived in Switzerland since 1966. Artist training with Tom Rickett, London. Various work-stays in Europe. Member of the Bonn Women’s Museum, member of the SGBK Zurich, Swiss Society of Female Artists from 2003 to 2021. Involved in various projects: e.g. Women’s rights and equal rights: Fairytale Prince (2017 catalog) Solo exhibitions: 2018 Anna Göldi Museum, Ennenda / CH, 2015 Kreuzkirche in Dresden, Art Basel Miami/ USA, International Contemporary Art Zurich Oerlikon, Galerie Schober, Dortmund, Galerie Storkower Bogen, Berlin, Kulturhalle Bern, Altstadthalle, Zug, Women’s Museum Bonn. www.biggi-art.ch
Mirko P. Slongo – Switzerland
Born in 1963 in Glarus, CH. Nationality CH and Italy. Since 1980 he has been working as an artist in the fields of fine art, painting, installation, performing as artist and musician. Various designs and illustrations of art catalogs and books.
Solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. Italy, Germany, Austria, GB, France, USA, Cuba, BG. Work contributions: Kulturfonds GL, Pro Helvetia, UNEAC Cuba, Fondazione De Luca, various foundations. Recent exhibitions: 2016 Art Basel Miami / 2018 Armory Artweeks / New York, Art-Isotope / Gallery Schober, Dortmund / 2019 ARTBOX Projects Barcelona / 2020 COVID 19, Güterschuppen Glarus / 2021 Glarus art, Kunsthaus Glarus.
Bettina Schroeder – UK
Born in Germany, Bettina moved to London in 1982. Her multimedia practise includes painting, installations, music, poetry and video. She has exhibited in Britain, Europe and USA, and performs at events throughout Europe. Among others most recently: 2023 VIVA LA VIDA Landesbibliothek Glarus, Switzerland,2023 Hundred Years Gallery, London, 2023 Vortex Jazz Cub, London, 2023 Music Improv Festival, Berlin, 2022 Lelie Galerij, Amsterdam, NL, 2022 album release UP BEAT, UK, 2021 video at London Animation Club, UK, 2020 Art Weeks for Climate Protection, GEDOK Karlsruhe, G, 2019 Artbox.Projects, Miami, USA, 2018 Frauenmuseum, Bonn, G. and Anna Göldi Museum (CH). www.bettinaschroeder.net
Daniela Flörsheim – Germany
Born in Düsseldorf, studied fine arts at the Düsseldorf Art Academy and Hebrew at the University of Jerusalem, literature and languages at the Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf. Her art is shown worldwide: in 2017 at the European Cultural Center, the Venice Art Biennale / in 2019 she took part in the “Rationale 4 BAUHAUS” and in 2021 “No Boredom in Paradise” at the Women’s Museum in Bonn. She previously presented at Jehangir Gallery, Mumbai, India; FIFA World Cup Flag Art Festival, Seoul, South Korea and the Ronald Feldman Gallery in SoHo, New York. In 2023 she will be exhibiting at the famous Duisburg Accents and in Munich at the big “Flower Power Festival Munich”. www.danielafloersheim.com
Alfredo Martirena – Cuba
Alfredo Martirena Hernandez was born in Cuba in 1965. In 1984 he started working for the humor newspaper Melaito and in 1986 and won the “25 años de humor en Palante” competition. In 1987 he published his first book and then participated in 10 collective works, inc. Fumetty a Cuba, a collaboration with twenty contemporary cartoonists of the Cuban press. As a press illustrator, Martinera has worked with several national newspapers, such as Juventud Rebelde, Bohemian Magazine, Palante, Tribuna de la Habana, and also with international papers such as Mexico’s El Jueves, the Periódico Diagonal from Spain, Nicaragua’s Nuevo Diario and the American witty world. Martirena has exhibited in numerous countries especially in Europe: CH, NL, GB, E. www.martirena.com