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June 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In-Person: An Evening with Christina Pettersson & Ombretta Agro’ Andruff


June 8, 2023
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Books & Books in Coral Gables
265 Aragon Ave
Coral Gables, FL 33134
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Books & Books and EXILE Books present…



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:

Please join us for the release of Water Ecologies for our Shared Future, a new publication by EXILE Books, produced by ARTSail. Artist Christina Pettersson and ARTSail Executive Director  Ombretta Agro’ Andruff come together to celebrate World Ocean Day and discuss this collaborative publication and the impact that the arts can have on conservation and environmental activism.  Following the panel discussion, the Pelican Harbor Seabird Station will be present to introduce you to their work on wildlife rehabilitation with some special guest appearances!
Water Ecologies for our Shared Future creates an ode to the rich and diverse ecosystems that make South Florida such a unique and threatened treasure. Through Blanca de la Torre’s inventive and witty storytelling and Pettersson’s superb ability to draw complex landscapes, Water Ecologies for our Shared Future will capture its readers and help them fall in love with South Florida’s history and its complex and at-risk biodiversity.

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.

IG @christina_pettersson


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/

IG @seabirdstation


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.

IG: @exilebooks