Ava Binta Diallo X OPERA VILLAGE AFRICA X EUROPEAN CAPITAL OF CULTURE BAD ISCHL SALZKAMMERGUT 2024
Ava Binta Giallo (Germany/Guinea) takes over the Austrian part in the Fine Art Residency of the interdisciplinary project DECONFINING of the European Capital of Culture Bad Ischl Salzkammergut 2024 and the Opera Village Africa.
She received her training at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, among others. As a visual artist, poet and analog filmmaker, she lives and works between Vienna/Austria and Mindelo/Cabo Verde. Giallo’s focus is strongly on the craft of weaving, both technically and metaphorically. Weaving, which for Giallo, means “the skillful interweaving of at least two thread systems to create a structure, a fabric, a web of connections”. During the residency, she also works with the symbol of the spiral or snail (which also symbolizes the Festspielhaus Afrika). A form that, in its openness, stands for a freedom of possibilities.
Enclosed you will find a small insight into her current work process.
Featured image: Nikola Hergovich
Other photos: Copyright Ava Binta Giallo