Aurora Robson is a multi-media artist known predominantly for her work intercepting the waste stream. Her practice is largely about subjugating negativity and shifting trajectories. Her work formally references recurring nightmares that she had as a child. She was born in Toronto in 1972 and grew up in Maui, HI. After over 2 decades living and working in NYC she recently moved to the Hudson Valley. Robson holds a double major (B.A.) in visual arts and art history from Columbia University.

Robson’s work has been featured in Sculpture Magazine, Art in America, WIRED, Art & Antiques, the cover of Green Building + Design and many other publications. She is a recipient of the Pollock Krasner Grant, a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in sculpture, a TED/Lincoln Re-Imagine Prize and numerous other grants and awards.
Robson is also the founding artist of Project Vortex, an international collective of artists, designers and architects who also work with plastic debris. Robson is dedicated to intercepting the waste stream as a part of her practice. She is developing a course called “Sculpture + Intercepting the Waste Stream” which she introduced at Mary Baldwin College in Virginia in the Spring of 2013 during her residency as the Elizabeth Kirkpatrick Doenges Scholar/Artist. This course is designed to foster creative stewardship practices at academic institutions. If variations on this course were implemented widely enough, it could significantly shift current paradigms in art and science education while helping restrict the flow of plastic debris to our oceans.

For more info visit Aurora Robson’s website.


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Thereza Pedrosa

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Founder and Director of Beautiful People Live Art || Thereza Pedrosa was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1985, and grew up in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and in Lausanne (Switzerland). In love with Europe, she operates borderless from her new location near Leipzig (Germany). Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Goods at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a jewelry designer herself, she promotes contemporary artists and designers worldwide. Her engagement is manyfold: selecting the most promising trends, promoting contamination between the arts, by editing online and offline publications.