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    • The world association of bodypainting artists 
    • Network and platform all around the art form   
    • Artists from body and facepainting, special effects and make-up
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    Members activities

    • Get togethers and community building
    • Exchange of knowledge
    • Support and promotion of members through the various channels of the wb-production agency
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    Bonus Partners

    • Partners from the industry offer special discounts to our members
    • Goodies and access to promotion products.
    • Special events for members only.
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    National and International competitions and events

    • the WBA encourages organizers to start their activities and become patronized competitions
    • Support in promotion and knowledge
    • Workshop and lectures organized by our WBA certified teachers
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WBF 2015 the World Awards in Austria

See, touch and feel the home of bodypainting. World Bodypainting Festival 28 June - 5 July 2015 in Austria.
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Beauty Forum Leipzig, Winners 2015

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Bright winners were on stage this weekend in Leipzig, Germany. The already 10th Bodypainting Trophy sponsored by Kryolan took place on April 25th in the very hip German town. We could welcome a strong and very international field of competitors. The jury consisted this time of Janny Cierpka, Peter Richter and Wolf Reicherter. Here are the results:

1 Place Johannes Stoetter (Italy)
2 Place Silke Kirchhoff (Germany)
3 Place Kathrin Hanschke (Germany)


"Lively Bodies" to express Freedom

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Who would have ever thought that the art of the World Bodypainting Festival is going to be used to express the wish of freedom of a whole culture, particularly in a Muslim country like Turkey. 
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"Please read my story", Alex Barendregt

WBA Member Elena Tagliapietra performing at the Carneval in Venice

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Venice and the Mask is the 11th event of the project Venice Revealed. The event, collateral to the Carnival of Venice, will be held February 5th at Auditorium Santa Margherita. From 8.00 pm there will be the possibility to watch the videos of the previous events of the project, and from 9.00 pm the public will witness the spectacle of Elena Tagliapietra and Alberto Toso Fei.

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The artist Elena Tagliapietra will amaze the audience again through her artistic performances that will interlace the body painting with modern technology, contemporary dance and video art with an innovative creation of abstract paintings that evokes the theme of the mask.
The whole works will be accompanied by the music composed for the occasion by Mattia Corso, official musician of the project, who is recognized nationally and internationally for his talent.


Photo Art Exhibition "Lively Bodies" by A. Halim Kulaksız - Nejat Türkmen

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EKAV / Education, Culture and Research Foundation is hosting the joint exhibition “Lively Bodies”   of photographers A. Halim Kulaksız and Nejat Türkmen’in between 3rd of March – 2nd of April 2015. The amazing location of the "Ekavart Gallery" in the Ritz Carlton Hotel in central Istanbul is selected to exhibit a fine selection of images from the  "World Bodypainting Festival" 2014. -  This is bodypainting pioneering, bringing this art form to the high art scene in the Turkey. The WBA is very proud to be active part of this unique happening.

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New Year, new events

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The year is new and fresh and we have many new programs, events and workshops to offer. Two new WBA events are coming up in the next months. The Czech Bodypainting Championships in Prague, Czech Republic on the 18th of April and the Body Fine Art 2015 in Los Angeles, USA May 16th. "Body Fine Art" is a special new event which focuses on live body painting competition as well as a live photography contest.

Find all new WBA events in our special event section.

All Events including workshops, members events and much more can be found in the calendar.

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  • book

    Body Art Fashion

    - Expression in the Spotlight by Karala B.
    - Hard cover, 160 pages in oversized format
    - Bodypainting in the fashion, trends and exclusive photo material

    Order for € 29
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    The Art of Bodypainting

    - "a mysterious fusion of senses" by Peter de Ruiter
    - Hard cover, 128 pages in the format 24 x 30 cm
    - 170 illustrations of over 45 artists around the world

    Order for € 39

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    the official World Bodypainting Festival DVD's from past years.

    from only € 5

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    Workshops & Tickets

    Discounted fees for members in many workshop classes or for example for tickets at the WBF. Our secure online shop offers many payment options.

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