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AVIVA Rahmani

New York,
United States
Focus area: Art Theory, Critical Theory

Ecoartist Aviva Rahmani is recognized as a pioneering leader of and theorist on ecoart, crossing over the environmental sciences and feminism. She is the co-editor of “Ecoart In Action,” the author of “Divining Chaos” (pub. New Village Press 2022) and completed “Fire Tigers,” for Arts Cabinet, UK on global fire regimes in 2021. Currently, she is working on an opera based on “The Blued Trees Symphony” (2015- present), which challenged eminent domain land takings for natural gas pipelines with copyright law. She has received numerous grants and fellowships and has been exhibited, published, presented, and written about both nationally and internationally. She is an Affiliate with the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado at Boulder; gained her PhD from the University of Plymouth, UK and her BFA and MFA at the California Institute of the Arts, where she double majored in electronic media and electronic music, holding teaching assistantships with Allan Kaprow and Morton Sobotnick. Her undergraduate work was at The Cooper Union and New York University. As founder and director of the American Ritual Theatre (1968 - 1971), her group performed throughout California.

Journal Articles:
Articles and Notes

The Music of the Trees: The Blued Trees Symphony and Opera as Environmental Research and Legal Activism

December 2019