ISABELLE GARBANI

For the past 20 years, I had been a fine artist who used non traditional materials, performance and community engagement to make large scale public installations. Since 2018, my art had focused more and more on performance with projects like Life: Immigration Game. I have completely made the switch from fine art to performance in 2021. I have appeared in independent and student films, as well as theatre performances in New York City such as Sketch of New York at the Producers' Club, and Almost Maine at Urban Waves in the Bronx. I am currently enrolled in acting classes at the Barrow Group in New York City.

Among my public art installations are, “Knit for Trees” in New York City, and Long Island; “Invasive Species” in Taiwan and Wisconsin; “Post War Blues” at the Brooklyn Army Terminal for which I received a Community Arts Grant from the Brooklyn Arts Council; and Les Fleurs du Mal” for the New York City's Department of Transportation, and the Garment District. After being selected for the Hunts Point Resiliency Artist Residency in the Bronx, I was commissioned in 2018 with my teammate Jeannine Bardo, to develop “Ark for the Arts” as part of the Red Hook Climate Change Public Commission from the New York City Mayor's office of Recovery and Resiliency. In 2018, I also launched “Life: Immigration Game”, a socially-engaged guerrilla artwork addressing the issues faced by immigrants to the US, for which I received a grant from the Puffin Foundation. I was selected in 2019 as a finalist for a Percent for the Arts project by the Department of Cultural Affairs of New York City, for the renovation of the Bensonhurst Public Library in Brooklyn.

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