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"Coffee and Cigarettes"

Category: Mural
Location: Cagnano Varano - Italy

"TOM WAITS & IGGY POP >>> Coffee and Cigarettes" Maria / spraypaint on wall 2018 Ex Idroscalo Militare "Ivo Monti"
Vincenzo Mastroiorio / CAKTUS Born in Foggia in 1980, its educational activity has been dedicated to the study of the representation and exploration of the sign. Since the mid nineties, he began exploring the world of aerosol art, participating actively in the growth of the graffiti movement in its territory. Since 1998 he has worked with his partner in composing the duo "Caktus & Maria", joining almost 20 years of artistic and human activity. On the occasion of BJCEM (Bari 2008) takes part in the live painting entitled "Kaleidos" legislative history of Association for Creativity Urban Kaleidos. Exposes the "Clouds of De Andrè" event held on the tenth anniversary of the disappearance of the Genoese singer-songwriter, edited by Vincenzo Mollica (Grifo Cult catalog, Cosenza 2009). Professor of the Professional Institute “Einaudi” in Foggia, developing two modules dedicated to urban creativity and aesthetic enhancement of graffiti in suburban areas(2006-2012). Starting in the spring of 2011 by the artistic direction of “Urban Tales Project”, a large urban regeneration project for the activation of thematic festivals, workshops in schools, exhibitions and performing actions (Foggia and San Nicandro Garganico - 2011/2012). Participates with a performance at the project "Back to Back to Biennale" as part of the 55th Venice Biennale with an exhibition in the prestigious rooms of CA ' Bonvicini(Venezia 2013). Is guest of many international festivals: "Meeting of Styles" (Padova 2005-06; 2006 Antwerp, Eindhoven, 2006, Wiesbaden 2007), "Art de Mar" (Barcelona 2007), "Outline Colour Festival" (Lodz 2009) , "Can! t" (Antwerp, 2009), "Seixal Graffiti" (Lisbon 2010), "Like It Art" (Kazan, 2012), "Cantamañanas IX Urban Art Festival" (Huarte, 2012), "Respublica Fest" (Kamenets Podolski 2013), "Back to Back to Biennale"(Venezia, 2013), “Murartista” (Sadali, 2015), “Festival Urban Art Strasbourg” (Strasbourg, 2016) and "CHROMOPOLIS (Trieste, 2017). Maria Checchia / MARIA Born in Foggia in 1971, most of his figurative suggestions have a close link with the themes and musical influences, with a special fondness for the music of great songwriters like Paolo Conte, Vinicio Capossela, Giorgio Gaber, Leonard Cohen and Tom Waits. Since 1998 he has worked with his partner in composing the duo "Caktus & Maria", joining almost 20 years of artistic and human activity. In the year 2009/2010, professor of the Professional Institute “Einaudi” in Foggia, developing two modules dedicated to urban creativity and aesthetic enhancement of graffiti in suburban areas. Participates with a performance at the project "Back to Back to Biennale" as part of the 55th Venice Biennale with an exhibition in the prestigious rooms of CA ' Bonvicini(Venezia 2013). Since 1999, expands her creative journey through the Aerosol Art and inspired by this movement creates innumerable works, participating in many of the most prestigious conventions of urban creativity: "Meeting of Styles" (Padova 2005-06; 2006 Antwerp, Eindhoven, 2006, Wiesbaden 2007), "Art de Mar" (Barcelona 2007), "Outline Colour Festival" (Lodz 2009) , "Can! t" (Antwerp, 2009), "Seixal Graffiti" (Lisbon 2010), "Like It Art" (Kazan 2012), "Cantamañanas IX Urban Art Festival" (Huarte, 2012), "Respublica Fest" (Kamenets Podolski 2013) and "Back to Back to Biennale"(Venezia, 2013), “Murartista” (Sadali, 2015), “Festival Urban Art Strasbourg” (Strasbourg, 2016) and "CHROMOPOLIS" (Trieste, 2017).

Country: Italy

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  • Jury from 29-09-2020 15:21 till 30-11-2020 23:59
  • Jury from 31-10-2020 10:32 till 15-12-2020 16:00
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