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Federica Buonsante

Mindful Arts Coach 

Phone:

+393484318001

Email:

Current location:

Venice, Italy. 

Movement facilitator, sound healer, independent researcher and intuitive guide, passionate about fostering inner connection and spatial awareness through creative practices. Experienced in public art, yoga and movement art, altar design, storytelling and language meditation. Dedicated to promoting practice for mindful living to raise the vibration of collective consciousness. 

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EXPERIENCE 

2020-2023 Project Manager and Arts Facilitator. Rong Place ets. Italy/Brazil. 

2022 - on. Art Researcher. LAP. Laboratorio di Arte pubblica, Potenza, Italy. 

2020-2021. Assessor. Youth Culture and International City. Comune di Corato, Italy. 

2016-2020. Researcher and Panel Speaker. Institute for Public Art. Shanghai, China.

2016-2020 Writer and PR. Public Art China magazine (公共艺术杂志). Shanghai, China. 

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Fine Arts. Transcultural Aesthetics of Public Art. 上海大学美术学院  (Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts)

M.A., Contemporary Chinese Culture. Art gallery final case study in Shanghai. University College Cork. Cork, Rep. Ireland. 

B.A. Foreign Language and Literature. Chinese and English Studies. Università degli Studi G.D'annunzio, Pescara, Italy.

CERTIFICATES/COURSES

Yoga teacher training (250 hours). Yoga and Ayurveda Center, US / Online Yoga School. 

Restorative Yoga (50 hours). Yoga and Ayurveda Center, US / Online Yoga School.  

Theatre artist training (1200 hours). ITACA, Corato, Italy.

Vipassana Meditation 10-days Ret. III (Lutirano, Italy)

Vipassana Meditation 10-days Ret. II (Lutirano, Italy)

Vipassana Meditation 10-days Ret.I (Gondia, India)

Advanced Chinese Language, semester. School of International Exchange. Shanghai University. China. 

Intermediate Chinese Language, semester. School of International Exchange. Chengdu Normal University. China. 

Arts facilitation - workshops - performances

  • 2023-2021. Workshop and act designer. Rong Place (www.rongplace.space). Italy/Switzerland/Brazil.

  • 2023.12. Ecstatic Dance Venice. Movement Facilitator at Vaporetto dell'Immaginario, Venice, Italy. 

  • 2023.12. Ecstatic Dance Venice. Movement Facilitator at Vaporetto dell'Immaginario, Venice, Italy. 

  • 2023.11. Ecstatic Dance Venice. Movement Facilitator at Vaporetto dell'Immaginario, Venice, Italy. 

  • 2023.10 - Science and Sounds of the Afterlife, The Heart of Roots: Breath-Sound Storytelling, Isola 432 Cannaregio, Venice, Italy. 

  • 2023-10 - Aldilà, Scienza e Trascendenza, Breath-Sound Storytelling, Vaporetto dell'immaginario, Venice, Italy. 

  • 2023 - The Heart of Roots, Breath-Sound Storytelling, Vaporetto dell'Immaginario, Venice, Italy. 

  • 2023 - The Heart of Roots, Breath-Sound Storytelling, I colori dell'Anima, Corato, Italy. 

  • 2023 - The Heart of Roots, Breath-Sound Workshop. Nuvala Fest, Masseria Cimadomo, Parco Nazionale dell’Alta Murgia, Puglia, Italy.

  • 2023 - Yoga Organico. Movement Workshop, Masseria Cimadomo, Parco Nazionale dell’Alta Murgia, Italy.

  • 2022 - Synergia Art Collab. I-Ching and Movement art performance. Selina, Florianopolis, Brazil. 

  • 2022 - Breath, Sound healing and Relational arts workshop at Espaço Vagalume. Florianopolis, Brazil. 

  • 2022 - Yoga Flow Teacher at NUVALA FEST, Masserie Zucaro. Andria, Italy.

  • 2022 - Yoga Arts Festival, Corato, Italy. Event Organizer and Arts facilitator. Rong Place, Corato. Italy. 

  • 2022 - Alpadia Language Schools, Arts Activity Leader at Engelberg, CH. 

  • 2022 - Appropriazioni dello spazio in movimento. Movement workshop facilitator at La Fabbrica. Andria, Italy.

  • 2021 - Fare Spazio. Christmas Cultural Programme. Cultural and Events Manager at Rong Place Ets. Corato, Italy. , Corato, Italy.

  • 2022 - Il Rito, la Festa, il Dono. Events management and arts facilitator. Rong Place Ets. Corato, Italy. 

  • 2019 - Sensistan. Events designer. Inauguration and 3-day programme for Sensistan Museum. Goa, India.

  • 2018 - Space Performance. Dimension Local Art Festival, Agricultural Museum, Chongqing, China.

  • 2018 - Gift to Earth, Sensory Arts workshop. Dimension Local Art Festival, Agricultural Museum, Chongqing, China.

  • 2018 - Monganshan Public Art Festival, Stage and events designer. Moganshan, Zhejiang, China.

Conferences and Public speaking 

  • Sumus Women Conference. 18-20 November 2023 at Human Safety Net, Venice, Italy.

  • Natale Sospeso, Public Administration, Art call and Cultural design. Comune di Corato, Italy .

  • The Fourth International Award for Public Art (IAPA) Ceremony and Forum. Organizer: Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts: Institute for Public Art. 9th-13th November 2019.

  • Critica Arts Festival Panel Speaker. Orgnaized by babel.org, Shanghai, China.

  • Institute for Public Art Research Network Meeting 2018. Institute for Public Art. 9th-13th November 2018. Co-sponsored: Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts.

  • Italian Public Art: Research Methods for Nominated Cases. March 15-16-17, 2017. International Public Art Research Forum, Moganshan, Zhejiang, China. Institute for Public Art.

  • Leisure in China: Leisure in Ancient China. Overview of China. Shanghai College of International Exchange. Shanghai University. Prof Nan Jiang (江南教授). May 2017.

  • Social Functions and Modes of Interventions in Contemporary China. A case study of Beijing Dashilan Project. International Public Art Study Workshop: Beijing Dashilan Renewal Project. Shanghai Academy of Fine Arts. 14-22 December 2017.

  • Research Meeting for the Forth International Award for Public Art (IAPA), Shanghai University. Organizer: Institute for Public Art. 9th-13th November. 

Publications

  • "Quattro Arti: Il potere creativo della lingua straniera." (Four Arts: The Creative Power of Language Learning). July 2023. ISBN 979-8891211834

  • "5 Artists Interviews. Kim Engelen."June 13, 2020. ISBN 979-8653735950

  • "Public Art as Social Form: the quality of Community Engagement in 'Perception.'" Public Art China. N1/2020. ISSN 1674-7038

  • "Public Art to Fill the Human Gap: How Perception came into being. Interview with elSeed." Public Art China. Pp. 40-44. N1/2020. ISSN 1674-7038

  • "Compressed Identities in Traditional Beijing." Babel Magazine pp. 66-71. Issue 2, 2019. ISSN: 2590-2067

  • "Art Park: Art influenced by Living in China. Intimate Gatherings. Curated by Kim Engelen."2019. ISBN 978-90-809866-8-8

  • "Social Functions and Modes of Intervention of Public Art in Contemporary China: A Case Study of Beijing Dashilan Project."Public Art China, pp. 65-73. n.3/2018. ISSN 1674-7038

  • "Absent Matter, Metaphysical Ruins and Genius Loci: Interview with the Italian Artist: Edoardo Tresoldi."Public Art China Magazine. pp 61-65. n.4/2018. ISSN 1674-7038​​

Grants/Prizes

  • Project Awardee for Rong Place, PIN, Pugliesi innovativi, European Fund for Social Innovation 2021.

  • International Award for Public Art 2019, Shanghai. Researcher and writer of Case Study Excellence Prize "Perception by eLSeed". 

  • Class A - Scholarship SGS (Shanghai Government) 2016-2019​

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