The WORLD BODYPAINTING ASSOCIATION
- The world association of bodypainting artists
- Network and platform all around the art form
- Artists from body and facepainting, special effects and make-up
One of the most honorable days WBA Chairman Alex Barendregt had recently. Imagine that, the Korean United Nations (UNO) piece memorial organization signed an agreement with the World Bodypainting Association WBA to cooperate with our art form to be used as a medium for peace in this world. A brand new stunning memorial and exhibition was build in Koreas second largest city Busan. Thanks for this historical opportunity that was given to us and our fellow organization crew of WBA Asia.
We are going to invite as many artists as possible to be part of this amazing project. We keep you updated in newsletters and social posts, more is coming up the next months.
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)
In the week from 7th of march 2015 "WB Production" is invited with a team to the Maldives to be part of the Installation Art Project by Ismail Asif in the Maldives National Art Gallery. It's his 4th annual exhibition about "Abuse of woman and children" in his country.
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.
The Body Art Contest in Prague is officially sanctionized by the WBA. The award is presented within the INTERBEAUTY fair at the 11th April 2015.
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.
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.