“Eat Your ART” Interview with Connekt Product Designer Chiara Ricci

Eat Your Art at Connekt Art Expo 2014 Rome by Chiara Ricci Project

How can we put an end to the ‘starving artist’ catastrophe?

By bringing artists and chefs together! or maybe by introducing ways that Artists can eat their art ,)

Jokes aside, through a game invention of  Chiara Ricci, during Connekt Expo 2014, we are helping visitors experience the artist and chef within with a game called ‘Eat you Art’ project.

When at Connekt we introduced the challenge of Artist Confronting Chefs for 2014 Rome Expo, we never thought the one who would respond to it would be a young Milan based award winning product designer from Caserta who has dedicated her talent into making eating more joyful and pleasing.

Creativity is the seed of a greener future but this seed will never grow into a tree and come to fruition if it is not planted by productive minds and then watered by business minds.

Chiara is an example of a creative talent who has taken it to the next level of production so that we can all live in her ideal world and enjoy a better life in near future with her creations. While introducing a very new interactive game for the Connekt Expo 2014 visitors to enjoy, Chiara will also be exhibiting her project: ‘Food Design for Happy Living’ and ‘Estro’.

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“The viewer has no choice but to surrender” – Discover Connekt Italian Artist: Gabriella Porpora

Interview with Connekt Artist Gabriela Porpora


Uno degli artisti più interessanti di Connekt Expo è senza dubbio Gabriella Porpora. Docente di Disegno, Pittura e Storia dell’Arte, attualmente vive e lavora a Roma, ma è vissuta lunghi anni all’estero ed ha molto viaggiato.

Il critico d’arte Giorgio Di Genova l’ha inserita nell’Enciclopedia della Storia dell’Arte del XX secolo.
L’artista Gabriella Porpora ha sempre prediletto la commistione di tecniche e materiali, tra cui il perspex per ottenere trasparenze, oscillando dagli assemblages alle pittosculture, procedendo sulla via della combinazione, ovvero intersezione, dai sentieri
dell’informale e del neodada.

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“Art is the body language of the inner-self” Interview with the Connekt Emarati (Dubai) Artist – Sara AlBannay

Interview with Connekt Artist Sara Albannay

This year, through Connekt 2014, during Christmas season, Rome is becoming the hub of connection, connecting East to West.

While the Middle Eastern Art, specifically Arabic art from the gulf region with its poetic and cultural symbolism has yet to find its deserving place in the world, we are happy to represent one of the female Emarati talents, Sara Albannay, at this year’s Connekt.

When I first looked at Sara’s works, her admiration for sensuality, feminity and the UAE culture was the first thing that caught my attention. Sara’s paintings depict the Emarati women of today through silent paintings that talk alot.

In her words:

Art is the deep textured body language of the innerself communcating a special message without words.

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“Elephant is very small in a huge world” Interview with Connekt artist: Carolina Galia

This time, we’ve put a twist in the interview.  Marianka Solórzano ,  Connekt Manager of Artists Relations, a talented graphic designer and poet herself, has interviewed her friend and Connekt artist Carolina Galia and so we will get to know more about Carolina as who she is as an artist. We will get to learn who she is as a person.

Carolina Galia is a highly talented surrealist Illustrator from Venezuela whose sunny arts give you the power to dream and believe everything is possible.

Marianka says:

I think Carolina is a Dreamer, she is a person with a great quality of Human, a genuine Human being I could say, because she is always giving, Big hearted, beautiful in mind and soul. She is also a mischievous girl and she could spread laughter to 1.000 people just with one of her jokes. She is strong and unique in her personality. 

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“Every moment is pregnant with becoming” Interview With Connekt Artist Doria J.D.

Interview with Connekt Artist JD Doria

In our Connkt interview series, we interviewed a Connekt American artist whose art is a reflection of her emotions, a Connekt Danish artist whose art is a mean to spread healing energy, a Connekt Italian artist who uses art as a tool to send out strong messages and evoke actions and today I will be interviewing a Connekt artist from Israel to whom art is philosophy.

J. D. Doria, is an interdisciplinary Connekt artist, based  in Tel Aviv, Israel.  His work explores through ‘matter’ the Read more

“Success depends solely on the constancy” Interview with Connekt Celebrity Agustin Bozzo

Studio Sessions Series by Connekt Hair Stylist Agustin Bozzo

You may wonder what differentiates the word “Connekt” from “Connect”. Connekt means connecting and collaborating.  It is therefore a mutual interaction that brings beneficial results to both sides.

Two unique Connektion initiatives of Connekt Expo 2014 is to connekt artists across different walks of art, and to connekt established and celebrity artists with upcoming talents.  Upcoming artists grow through it and established ones get inspired and are challenged to create a new chapter in their respective career.

Among all amazing upcoming and award winning food, art, film, and design talents who are participating in Rome Connekt, there are is one name that stands out:  Agustin Bozzo, an intriguing personality who is bringing a flavor of

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