Art for social transformation
Allowing people to transcend barrieres and overcome difficulties, I see Art as a space for personal expression and development, as a meeting point for social participation and work.
Through artistic projects I propose improvements to the human environment and social interventions that reduce inequalities.
An artistic project of autobiographical writing, collage and participatory photography with newly arrived women and local women in the Netherlands and in Figueres, Catalonia.
HIDDEN STORIES; is an international project that is being carried out parallel in the Netherlands and Catalonia. The aim is to promote bidirectional relations and connections (bridging) between different communities of the same population: newly arrived women and local women.
Haarlem, the Netherlands
Figueres, Catalonia, Spain
Artistic workshops using storytelling, writing and photography with elderly people in Barcelona.
SHARED MEMORIES; elderly people share their stories and memories about family and love from an emotional perspective to favor the connection between them.
Montornès del Vallès, Casal de la Gent Gran.
LET’S DISMANTLE THE SELFIE!
Artistic socio-educational workshops with young people in Figueres.
LET’S DISMANTLE THE SELFIE! young people making self-portraits that contribute to how they look at themselves and how they define themselves. They promote dialogue and knowledge about each one of the group through their self-portraits.
Figueres, within the framework of the Environmental Education Plan.
Personal memories of the collective memory of playing.
LET’S PLAY, a socio-educational artistic project, based on the idea and with the collaboration of the artist Petra Vlasman, aimed at recovering the collective memory of playing, with an exhibition as a result.
People of all ages take part in the co-creation project, visit the expo and do art workshops with Petra.
Toy Museum of Catalonia (Museu del Joguet de Catalunya), Figueres.
‘TRIBUTES’ , a participatory project based on the memory of past events through objects.
Currently an exhibition of photos of objects that contain an attachment, a value or a personal meaning, with their associated stories.
MUME, Exile Memorial Museum.
SEMPREVIVES, socio-educational artistic activities related to the work and figure Salvador Dalí that allow participants to reflect on how they feel and on what they are going through.
Schools, Museums, Libraries and other learning institutes.
‘EXPRESS YOURSELF’, personalized photo-calls that are opportunities for citizen expression through visual statements. http://www.martapetra.com/projectes/photocalls-personalitzats/
Art Festivals and Museums.
‘REMOR (MURMUR)’, an exhibition that provokes reflection and debate! With photographs and text about the loss of public washing places for sharing and empowerment, and on the role of women and men in past and present society!
Art Festivals, Museums, Schools and other learning institutes.
MY BODY, MY RIGHTS
‘MY BODY, MY RIGHTS’, a campaign of Amnesty International to stop the control and criminalization of sexuality and reproduction by governments and others.
Amnesty International exhibition spaces.
‘DIVERSE FIGUERES’, a visualization of the different forms of diversity in the town Figueres. The people photographed by Petra Vlasman chose their place and value and light-painted with her.
Plaça de la Palmera Figueres.
‘NEW FACES’, a project born from the desire to adopt parts and details of faces and experiences of others. Dreamed individuals; children , youngsters and adults photographed by Petra Vlasman.
Carried out and exhibited at different schools.