Co-curating and on site managing with Teresa Emanuele and Dalya Islam at Alāan Artspace at Riyadh, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
QVOD VIDES, TOTVM ( all that is seen ), is drawn from the writings of the major philosopher, Seneca the Younger (4BC-64AD). Seneca’s discussions of nature hold a particular fascination for the artist. In his multi-volume work on meteorology, Natural Questions, Seneca proposes that the study of nature is ultimately the study of humanity.
Teresa Emanuele devotes days to woods and wild landscapes, capturing elements of the natural world in an effort to deliver beautiful pictures and subtle metaphors. Each image is an inspirational reminder of that which exists outside of the urban environment and the material world. It is an encouragement to expand our vision, to see the ‘view from above’, the view that liberates us.
Teresa Emanuele was born in Rome in 1980. She earned a BA in law from Rome's LUISS University and an LLM from Columbia University. It was living in New York City that fostered her interest in art as she began taking her first photographs, learning more about the medium along the way. In 2008 she attended the PhotoManhattan - School of Photography, where she perfected technique in black&white and portraiture. She quit as an associate in a Wall Street law firm at the end of 2008 and moved back to Rome to dedicate more time to art. Her artistic research focuses on the three-dimensional and kinetic potential of black&white prints on transparent surfaces such as glass and methacrylate. Teresa is also a consultant for MACRO - The Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome.
More about Teresa Emanuele: http://www.teresaemanuele.com/about/
Image at the courtesy of Alāan Artspace and Teresa Emanuele