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June 8 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
In-Person: An Evening with Christina Pettersson & Ombretta Agro’ Andruff
Books & Books and EXILE Books present…
AN EVENING WITH CHRISTINA PETTERSSON & OMBRETTA AGRO’ ANDRUFF
Water Ecologies for Our Shared Future
Thursday, June 8th, 5:00 PM | Books & Books, Coral Gables
Books & Books in partnership with EXILE Books are thrilled to present an evening with Christina Pettersson & Ombretta Agro’ Andruff to discuss Petersson’s book: Water Ecologies for Our Shared Future created in collaboration with writer/curator Blanca de la Torre.
This event is FREE and open to the public and books will be available for purchase the night of the event so make sure to stay after the talk for a book signing! Please RSVP only if you intend to join us.
Talk will start promptly at 5 pm.
About the Event:
About the Contributors:
Christina Pettersson was born in Stockholm, Sweden and grew up in Miami, Florida. Her large scale drawings, videos, installations and group performances focus on the hidden histories and environment of Florida. Public programming and collaborations have become central to her art practice, carrying her far out of her studio into the origins of these narratives.
Ombretta Agro’ Andruff is an Italian-born, Miami and Turin-based freelance curator and environmental activist, Ombretta brings more than twenty-five years of curatorial expertise with an international practice across non-profit institutions, commercial galleries, and art advisory pursuits with private clients. Ombretta employs 360-degree competence in all aspects of the contemporary art world and has served across numerous boards including IKT, the International Association of Contemporary Art Curators, for which she is currently Vice President, the Art in Public Places Committee for the City of Miami Beach, and is part of the Advisory Board of visionary organization Earth 300.
An avid swimmer, diver and kiteboarder, since moving to Miami in 2013, Ombretta’s passion for the Florida waterways inspired ARTSail. For more information, please visit https://www.artsail.info/
IG @ombrainbow @art_sail
Pelican Harbor Seabird Station is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity founded in 1980 for the purpose of caring for injured brown pelicans and has grown into an internationally recognized center for seabird rehabilitation. The Seabird Station accepts all native birds, mammals, and reptiles. Injured wildlife can be dropped off 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. We seek to conserve our area’s wildlife through rehabilitation, education and research. For more information, please visit https://www.pelicanharbor.org/
EXILE Books is a non-profit book publisher, community organizer, and experimental project space based in Little Haiti. We are thrilled to collaborate with Books & Books as we continue to provide you with a wide array of artists’ books and zines that represent and serve our diverse community. Each unique title is handpicked by Amanda Keeley, Founder of EXILE Books, who curates the selection to bring you an accessible cross-section of independent and self-published books and creative print projects.