Federica Buonsante is a cultural facilitator and art-based researcher.
She is guided by the ambiguity of cultural identity and works at the intersection between socially-engaged art, performance and Eastern philosophies.
She has a background in Theatre practice and Chinese Studies and holds a PhD in Fine Arts from the Department of Public Art and Placemaking at Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts.
Her mission is to facilitate understanding between Eastern and Western society through the aesthetics of the Everyday.
A central aspect of her practice is based on the understanding of artistic expression as a catalyst for individual and social transformation.
After nine years spent abroad, she is currently back in Puglia where she founded Rongplace beside working as a Youth Culture administrator at the local municipality of her hometown, Corato.
Past collaborations across China, India and Italy include the Institute for Public Art, Public Art Coordination Center, Sichuan Institute of Fine Arts, Laboratorio Permanente di Arte Pubblica (LAP), Public Art China Magazine and Sensistan Museum.
To raise multicultural awareness through the language of art.
Art is a process of creation of values, it is not a commodity
To connect within and without other cultures, through arts and education.
Research, performance, socially-engaged art, educational and events design.
Youngsters and parents, students and masters, schools and institutions, artists and scientists.
At the borderline between the culturally-specific and the universal.
Federica’s knowledge and practice on Public Art and collective participation have brought unique value to our festival, having inspired artists and art enthusiasts to use public art as a tool for inclusion, to empower for change.
She is passionate about her ideas and committed to their execution. I have learned very much from Federica’s contributions and creations, and I am looking forward to our future cooperation.
MARIA DE AZEVEDO BRITO / CO-FOUNDER / PYRAMID OF BABEL