Lives and works at San Jose, Costa Rica
Name, Alessandra Surname, Sequeira Date of birth, Born in San José, Costa Rica, 7 / 10 / 69 Country, Costa Rica Address, 150 mts. suroeste Centro Comercial Paco, Greenhouse, apto. J-A, Escazú. http://sinapsisequeira.blogspot.ca/ https://vimeo.com/82563356 Education, • Graduated from the Universidad Veritas in Advertising Design, 1993. • Painting courses for four years with Maestro Guillermo Porras. • Courses in blown glass in the Museo del Vidrio, Monterrey, NL, Mexico. • Courses in handling metal workshop Don Arturo Porras. • Healing with Art, workshop about shamanism and art in all culturesm with Marcela Valdeavellano, course attached to the University Extension program at MIT, University of Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, Canary Islands. • Workshop and participative art with Carlos Capelan, Artflow, Avenida Escazú, Costa Rica, 2013. • Workshop "Erotica", Joaquín Rodríguez del Paso, Artflow, Escazu, Costa Rica, 2013. Professional occupation, • Professional visual and healing artist, drawing and textile art. Most recent major selected exhibitions Main Individual Art Shows • Colorida Art Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal 2014. • Calderon Guardia Art Museum, San José, Costa Rica, 2012. Main Group Shows • Group Exhibition at Museum of Modern Art; Monterrey Nuevo Leon (2002). • Group Exhibition at Monterrey Technological University (2002). • Antonio Phillipone Permanent Exhibition Gallery in Rome / Milan. (2009-2011) • Healing Art show in various Hospitals and Holistic Center in Rome. (2009-2011). • Artwalk, public workspace, Artflow, Avenida Escazú, (2013). • Top 7 Artflow, Avenida Escazú, (2013). • Museum of Modern Art, Guatemala, Rozas Botrán Foundation, "Art in May," guest artist Guatemala, (2014). • Selected artist for VALOARTE 2014 Artflow, Avenida Escazú, (2014). • "Fundamentes" Art Auction, Klaus Steinmetz Gallery, Contemporary Art (2014). Contextile Textile and Fiber Art Biennial, Guimaraes, Portugal, (2014). • Decolonial Projects in Central America, Nicaraguan Institute of Hispanic Culture, Managua, Nicaragua. (2014). • Casino, Art Auction, Jon Juric Project, Plaza Tempo, San José, Costa Rica. (2014). • WonderWoman Art Bra, 5th. International Triennial of Textile and Fiber Art, Riga, Latvia (2015). • 5th. International Triennial of Textile and Fiber Art, Riga, Latvia, (2015). • WonderWoman Art Bra Project, Vilnius, Lithuania, June 17, (2015). • Black and White, Upstream Gallery, New York, U.S.A. (2015). • The sentient being, Life Force Art Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA. (2015). • Latin American Art, Northern Trust, Fundación Rozas Botrán, Miami Fla. USA. (2015). • Latin American Art Awards and Auction, Espace Expression Gallery, Miami Fla, USA. (2015). • Arte en Mayo, Fundación Rozas Botrán, Guatemala, (2015). • Entre Siglos, Museo de Arte Moderno, Guatemala, (2015). • Entre Siglos Alternative Exhibition, Fundación Rozas Botrán, (2015). Awards • International Emerging Artist Award, Finalist. (2016). • Acquisition Award, Espace Expression Gallery, Miami Fla. USA (2015). • Conectome I, artwork was chosen during the 5th. International Triennial of Textile and Fiber Art, Riga, Latvia, to become part of the Latvia Museum collection. (2015). • Chosen for TED Talks at San José Costa Rica to show the Art Synapse in participation. (2013). • Special guest for a Participative Art Experience with the Senior students at the Dean School of Art in Central America (125 years), Escuela Nacional de Artes Plásticas de Guatemala, Guatemala City. 2014. Works in collections, • Northern Trust Bank, Miami, Fla. USA • Latvia Museum collection. • Fundación Rozas Botrán, Guatemala. • Antonio Phillipone Collection, Rome, Italy. • Rozas Botrán Foundation Art Collection, Guatemala City, Guatemala. • Ex President and Ex Secretary of the OAS, Miguel Angel Rodríguez Collection. • National Assembly Collection, San José, Costa Rica.
Starting from a neurobiological standpoint, our capacity to understand others far from being exclusively dependent upon linguistic abilities, is deeply grounded in the relational nature of our species, we all come from the same primary root. However, if you have ever noticed a plant or sprout after a few weeks, there is more than one vertical root; these other roots are called secondary roots, and branch from the original primary root. But roots do not all grow straight in a vertical direction; many parts of the root extend sidewise from the primary or secondary roots. These roots are known as lateral roots and originate from the same tissues as the primary root, in the very same way in which the Self and others relate to each other, as they both represent opposite extensions of the same correlative and reversible system self/other. The observer and the observed are part of a dynamic system governed by reversibility rules. A reversible process -- or reversible cycle -- is a process whose direction can be "reversed" by means of infinitesimal changes depending of the surroundings. In this state of mind, what is the difference between the ink droplet, which is the root of the line, and the primary root and secondary roots? What is the difference between our family, our community and other social groups in the world? We all are embroidered on life’s long piece of raw silk or intertwined through the lines of life. Sometimes we are ink, sometimes we are roots or branches, but always entangled. These are the roots of empathy that I propose within my art pieces. Let us draw and sew our roots to compassion and empathy, we are all the same, although our molecules are formed differently, and life is a long soft experience of Nature, as in my artwork, raw silk, rice paper, Stratford paper and canvas are the holders of this unanimous encounter.