Biography and CV- Biografia e CV
I am Ana Rosa Louis, born in the UK 1986. I am a travelling Artist, Curator, Mentor, Illustrator and Researcher.
I am currently based in Calabria, South Italy. I chose Calabria because I wanted to assist with the Refugee Crisis, and I have since found many more reasons to stay in this beautiful place.
My Art work and work as a curator is influenced by my studies in Anthropology, Jungian psychology, Food symbolism and Sufi philosophy.
My personal background is mixed ethnically, I have English, Dutch/ Portuguese, Indian/Sri lankan roots.
I speak English and basic Italian.
Ana Rosa Louis, nata nel Regno Unito nel 1986, sono un'artista, curatrice, mentore, illustratrice e ricercatrice nomade.
Al momento vivo in Calabria, nel sud Italia. Ho scelto la Calabria perché volevo aiutare con la crisi dei rifugiati e ho trovato molte altre ragioni per rimanere in questo bellissimo posto.
La mia opera d'arte e il mio lavoro di curatore sono influenzati dai miei studi di antropologia, psicologia junghiana, simbolismo e filosofia sufi.
La mia origine etnica è mista, ho antenati da Inghilterra, Olanda / Portogallo, India e Sri Lanka.
Parlo inglese e sto imparando l'italiano.
Curriculum Vitae (Creative)
2012-2015 UEL- Anthropology
2005-2008 DeMontfort University, Leicester- Fine Art 2:2
2002-2005 W.QE1st College, Leicester – Art, Textiles A/B
1997-2002 School Leicester- GCSE Grades A 5xC
Malta: Guest Lecturer at an Anthropology Summer School (Collaboration between Bicocca and University of Malta) https://meditherity.blogspot.com/
Curator/Intern in the Mayor’s Office (Comune di Camini):
Researcher and Curator of public Art Events. Writing proposals for projects/funding and fundraising online. Curated the first Art Exhibition for Camini. See website.
Etsy: Online store selling handmade items and vintage clothes. I am part of a group called Calabria Artigani that hopes to use Etsy as way to create jobs for Calabrians and Refugees.
Art Projects/ Exhibitions:
2019 Curiosità Collettiva: New Project https://destroymodernart.wixsite.com/curiositacollettiva
2019 Curiosità: International Art Exhibition in Camini supported by the Comune di Camini:
2018 Mural: Commission from the Mayor of Camini to paint a mural by the village water fountain.
2018 Solo show London: My solo show displaying 4 years of work. Sponsored by Natoora.
2018 Creative Debuts: Nasty Women, Empowerment Exhibition 2018 East London
2013-2018 W3 Gallery: A social Gallery, multiple exhibitions. Interview for BBC Arabic, BBC world service and Al Jazeera in connection with my sculpture for Refugee Week 2014
2013-2016 Freshnest Entertainment: Entertainment group, local Art and Music events in small venues across Acton- West London.
2018-2019 Camini: Projects Abroad organisation 2 weeks and 6 months independent (May- June)
2019- ongoing Independent Volunteer work for the Comune di Camini
2013-2018 W3 Gallery: Minded the gallery, trained new volunteers, set-up exhibitions, organised events.
2010 Kids cookery School: Teaching kids to cook.
2007-2019 The British Psychological Society magazine: Regular contributor of illustrations including front covers.
2017-2018 Natoora: Chalkboard artist.
2015-2016 The Princes Trust Business: Enterprise scheme
2010-2018 RAG Anthropology: Weekly evening class
Fine Art Ba Degree Show: DeMontfort University 2008
Mini-art shows at Summer Fairs Leicester 2008-9
We Are W3 2013,
The Gender Agenda 2013,
Refugee Week 2013,
We Are W3 part 2 2015
Affordable Art fair Xmas 2017,
@ the W3 Gallery Acton 2013-2018
Art and Craft shows/festivals @ The Rocket, The Kings Head, The Station House, Ealing Broadway
with Freshnest Entertainment 2013-2015
Art/Crafts show with The Onironauts (collaboration) @ Surya Kings Cross and New Cross Inn 2015
Craft show @ The Rocket Xmas 2014-2016
Pintar Rapido 2015-2016 London
The Indoor Garden of Millennial Delights- My Solo exhibition Feb 2018 @ W3 Gallery Acton, London
Empowerment: by Creative Debuts @ The Black and White Space, Shoreditch
Placanica Borginfiore Street Art Exhibition 2018
Curiosita 2019 : @ Camini (I both curated and exhibited at this event)
Placanica Borginfiore Street Art: Live Painting 2019
References available on request
Ana Rosa Louis