Arte Elevata

Video and textile art installation about Domestic Violence presented at Arte Elevata, Italy, 2010. Each act of violence can work as a catalyst for what may become profound experiences of shock and torment. The cotton thread, the increase in the pace of the crude needle and the pace of volume and sound are symbolic of this gradual movement towards emotional turmoil.

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Design Museum

Evanescent is presented at The Design Museum of Barcelona during #BEFF - Barcelona Ethical Fashion Fest. Hosted by Moda Sostenible Bcn, the goal of this festival is to raise awareness in society about the benefits of sustainable fashion, as well as boosting and stimulating its creation, production, sale and use.

Maritime Museum

Officially invited by Drap Art to dispaly Evanescent at The Maritime Museum, Barcelona. The volume of positive feed back during the show was mind blowing. I was able to have direct conversation with people about the important message Evanescent was there to represent; coral bleaching caused by climate change, ( global warming) caused by the pollution created by humans - particularly the carbon dioxide (CO2) produced when we burn fossil fuels like oil and gas. We can try to reduce climate change by moving towards renewable energy. People very much enjoyed the chroma depth 3D glasses, it gave them the experience of being under water. ----- Drap-Art was born as an international festival of recycling art in Barcelona in 1995 and has been present in more than 16 countries. In its 22 years of activity the project has extended to the Americas, with an annual meeting in Barcelona (Spain), Montevideo (Uruguay), Pittsburgh (USA), and since 2017 also in Buenos Aires (Argentina) disseminating the work of more than 780 artists and organizing awareness-raising activities for all types of public.


My work was selected to be showcased in New York and Basel.

Centre Civic Barceloneta

My work was selected to be part of two group shows.

Feria Arco

Show at Hotel Puerta America, diring Feria Arco, Madrid. Organised by Art Lover Ground.

Arteria BCN

Eonbují live performance at Arteria BCN, organised by Art Lover Ground, Barcelona

Young Gallery

Art show during Young Gallery Weekend, Barcelona. Hosted by Filippo Ioco Gallery and Art Lover Ground.

Les Bernardes

In Breathing Waves, Paola Idrontino - a.k.a "Papayapie" - presents her fascination with the sea; at the same time, she tries to understand the peculiar way in which humans relate to this extremely powerful entity of our planet, one that both literally breathes life and has also been described countless times by great literature as a metaphor for life itself. Paola Idrontino's photographs and textile sculptures express an affection for tales and myths, with references to a feminine world that becomes a protective deity of underwater creatures. Honouring the physical dimension of the oceans, the artist's work represents beauty, exuberant and chromatic, assuming it as metaphysics that define and connect us. In contrast, Idrontino's majestic anthropomorphic creations magnify with their preciousness the other side of the mask and what is hidden beneath the disguise: a condition of fragility and of climate urgency - such as the bleaching of corals - instigating the participation, the interpretation and the conscience of the spectator. Art has everything to do with submerging oneself - the unknown territory of exploring those depths - and in front of Paola Idrontino's work, we immerse ourselves in an extraordinary and hidden, yet perceivable universe that provokes us with each wave. (by Laura Cornejo).