Aviva Rahmani - Narrative Biography
Aviva Rahmani began her career as a performance artist, founding and directing the American Ritual Theatre (1968-1971), performing throughout California. She graduated from California Institute of the Arts and received a PhD from Plymouth University, UK, Rahmani has presented workshops on her theoretical approach to environmental restoration and her transdisciplinary work has been exhibited internationally including in The Independent Museum of Contemporary Art (IMCA), Cyprus with the National Centres of Contemporary Art (NCCA), Ekaterinburg and Moscow, Russian Federation, KRICT, Daejeon, Korea, the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY, the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati, OH, and the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. Her work has been discussed and covered in books, essays, and in art magazines such as Art in America, Art News, The Huffington Post and Leonardo. Rahmani’s video documentation Gulf to Gulf sessions have been viewed on line from over eighty-five countries. “Trigger Points/ Tipping Points,” a precursor to Gulf to Gulf, premiered at the 2007 Venice Biennale. In 2002, her pioneering community action project, Blue Rocks, helped restore degraded wetlands on Vinalhaven Island, Maine a USDA investment of over $500,000. The Blued Trees Symphony (2015 - present) has received numerous awards and been extensively written about and exhibited internationally. A Mock Trial is scheduled for the project at the Cardozo Law School, NYC on April 25, 2018.
Curriculum Vitae - pdf