The Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986 is one of the most famous and controversial tragedies of our time. It happened at the Lenin Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (which consisted of four reactors) near Pripyat in the Soviet Union. The Chernobyl plant is located only 93 km from Ukraine’s capital Kiev. A one-off test of whether …

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The urban art initiative Lodz Murals, which is founded and curated by Michał Bieżyński, invited Boa Mistura to add more vibrant colors to a city that has seen its fare share of street art. Boa Mistura, who are from Spain, usually use very bright, vibrant and warm colors. Their work is very diverse. They combine graphical forms with …

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352walls / The Gainesville Urban Art Initiative that was founded and curated by Iryna Kanishcheva is an art movement aiming to transform Gainesville and to position the city as a cultural destination, fostering economic development and promoting urban renewal. The first phase of this initiative began in October 2015, where more than 10 local artists …

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Spanish street artist Pejac just finished a series of works in Al-Hussein, a Palestinian refugee camp in Amman Jordan. The works aim to bring attention to what this camp represents in terms of the loss of both home and means of livelihood by Palestinians. Al-Hussein refugee camp was originally established in 1948 as a result of …

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Diogo Machado aka Add Fuel from Portugal was recently in the USA for the first time to paint in Gainesville. Invited by the curator of 352walls, Iryna Kanishcheva, he created his biggest series of works on electrical boxes including a mural. 10 separate interventions in total, mixing 8 different patterns that he prepared exclusively for this project. All of these …

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‘Samexistens'(Coexistence) – Trollhatan, Sweden 2016. Trollhatan Street Art Festival. Curated by Ekta Ekta. “This wall is  located in Trollhattan town, Southwest of Sweden. In October  2015 a 21 years old Swedish man attacked some children with a sword in a school. One student and one adult died, and one more student and adult were seriously …

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Alice Pasquini’s solo exhibition I’mperfect Tense at 44309 STREET//ART GALLERY is concerned with the concept of imperfection and perfection. Known for her inventive usage of materials, here, too, the theme of the show is not only communicated through imagery but also the media used: Empty bottles and old cabinet doors refer to their past and through their …

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ArtUnitedUs kicks off their 2-year project with Rustam QBic‘s ‘Labyrinth’ in Kiev, Ukraine. The mural depicts a character wearing a crown shaped like a labyrinth over his head who, guided by scarab beetle compass, tries to find a way out of a massive maze of life challenges. The mural reflects on the meaning of this journey, a journey we …

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For Martin Ron, Painting was a way of life, something he has been doing since he was a child with friends, at school, and in the streets. He continued with his passion for painting without even knowing that this would take him around the world, and that he would leave his art in the most important …

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Manshiyat Naser is a home to 262,050 people. It borders Nasr City to the east, central Cairo districts to the west, and Khalifa ward to the south. It is famous for the Garbage City quarter which is a slum settlement at the base of Mokattam hills on the outskirts of Cairo. Its economy revolves around the collection and recycling of the city’s garbage. …

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Rachel Sommer was born and raised in Gainesville, Florida. She got into street art after taking a gap year right after high school to travel around Australia. It was in Melbourne, Australia, where she started practicing in some of the lane-ways there and happened to stumble upon a Street Art Festival one day where she met a …

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Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1965, Hajo Müller started drawing as a little kid … but unlike most kids, Hajo never stopped drawing yet. He studied Graphic Design and Illustration in Trier, Germany from 1987 to 1993. He graduated in book design and illustration. Hajo had several jobs as a cartoonist, political caricaturist, book illustrator/ …

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