Beatrice Catanzaro

Beatrice Catanzaro is a social sculpture practitioner and lecturer working internationally. Her projects create situations for shared learning and public participation and have been developed and hosted throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. In 2010, Catanzaro moved to Palestine and initiated Bait al Karama (House of Dignity) (www.baitalkarama.org), a long-term social enterprise / community project in Nablus. It is entirely run by women in need, for women and children of the community.

Other practice-based work has been exhibited in numerous international venues including MART in Rovereto (Italy) in the context of Manifesta 7; Espai d’Art Contemporani de Castelló (EACC) in Spain, the Jerusalem Show by Al-Ma’mal Foundation (Jerusalem), the Land Art Biennial – (Mongolia).
Catanzaro has been teaching practice-based research at the International Art Academy of Palestine in Ramallah since 2012. She has also been a regular visiting artist and mentor at the Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto since 2006. Lectures and participation in seminars includes: the Creative Time Summit “Curriculum”, Venice Biennale, 8/2015; Campus in Camps educational programme, Dheisheh refugee camp, Bethlehem, Palestine; University of Hyderabad and at CEPT University for Architecture, Urban Planning and Interior Design, Ahmedabad, India.

Catanzaro has also been invited artist-in-residence at Fundaçao Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal), Al Mamal Foundation (Palestine), Decolonizing Architecture (Palestine), Reloading images Damascus (Syria), UNIDEE Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto (Italy). Catanzaro is currently visiting artist on the Art History course in ‘Engaged Art Practices’ at the Art Academy of Brera, Milano. She is currently a doctoral candidate linked to the Social Sculpture Research Unit at the Oxford Brookes University.