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BIOGRAPHY

The artwork of Morena Bamberger is a visual and accessible expression of a deep emotional connection between herself, others and planet earth with all her powers and mysteries of the universe.

 

Nature, spirituality, sincere connections and astral traveling between different dimensions form a central theme.

She creates artworks by working from a mediative state.

The borders between her art and her work as healer and coach seams diffuse. She perceives her work as a portal between our daily reality and a more hidden but equal reality where mysticism, energieflow, ancient powers, archetypes and soul-connections play an important role.

Her wish to make deep harmonious connections emerges from her Sinti-Background: ‘’ In the Sinti Culture nature, traveling, music, sound, fire and connecting people forms an important aspect. These values are always present in my artwork at a subconscious level’’

 

Her colorful installations paintings, video’s and sculptures are made of simple materials like paper, fabric, plastic, tinfoil, light, air and bubbles.

Her work is mostly cloaked in pink, turquoise and purple, which creates a certain warmth, attraction and wellbeing.

The used symbols and shapes refer to cosmic connections, shamanism and magic.

The visitors can experience her artwork with all their senses, but for Morena is it also important to touch their inner worlds and energy.

She creates surrealistic worlds between dream and reality, where people can call on their imagination and make deep connections with each-other and with an inner spiritual self.

 

Morena Bamberger graduated in 2018 at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design where she accomplished  her Bachelor Fine Art. In 2019 she was an artist in residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie Maastricht. She won the Gilbert de Bontridderaward and the Henriëtte Hustinxaward (both in 2018) and in 2019 the Limburgs Beeldende Kunst Stipendium. 

 

Source: Translated exhibition text of the Parkstadlimburgaward 2022, Schunck museum

ROOTS

MORENA WAS TRADITIONALLY RAISED IN A SINTI SETTLEMENT NEAR THE CITY ROERMOND IN THE NETHERLANDS.

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Morena’s artistic skills started when she was only a young Sinti-girl who was raised in a Sinti- settlement near Roermond in The Netherlands.  For centuries gipsy’s like the Sinti’s are well known for their intuitive skills, close relations with mother-nature, their passionate music, fires, and romantic nomadic lifestyle. But unfortunately Sinti's and Roma were persecuted and banned for centuries because of their exotic Indian looks and traditional nomadic lifestyle. During the second Worldwar half a‘milion Sinti and Roma were deported and brutally killed. And this left another huge scar on the entire community. Morena does not profile herself as a Sinti artist, but many people find her past interesting in relation to her works.  Spirituality, connection and intuition are a secret key in the Sinti and Roma community.

Morena's dream is to create artworks by using the intuitive skills and spiritual insides that ensue from her roots.

In 2017 she created two beautiful movies about her roots where she invited her family into her artistic world by a series of performances. It was a difficult task for her to create these movies, because she recently broke up with her family and she had to overwin ancestral patterns of shame, fear and even guild. But eventualy these movies were creating a lovely en authentic bridge between her artistic practice and her roots. 'It was the most healing artwork I've ever made.'

It is all the more special that the Polish Roma artist Malgorzata Mirga-Tas was inspired by these films. From Morena's video images she created a series of new portraits for her first Dutch solo exhibition in the Netherlands at the Bonnefantenmusuem Maastricht. For her first solo, Malgorzata collaborated with Morena to also tell the story of the Sinti people in the Netherlands. Morena was commissioned by the museum to create a new installation about her Sinti roots, in which her two films are also shown.

When the pureness of creative energy flows like a passionate river through my veins, I feel like the most blessed being in our infinite universe.

When I create I’ll enter in a sacred space of oneness, knowing that everything I’ve ever experienced will be forever enriching in an upward spiral of bliss.  

Knowing, that all the things that bloom from this spiral will

forever spread light at our consciousness.

 

My artwork is a pure reflection of my deepest perception of mother earth and the multiverses surrounding her soul.Most elements are whispering a mythical story of the invisible spheres we cannot perceive in our daily lives.I encourage my audience to unlock their hidden sensory powers and to hear what these mythical elements are whispering.

 

From a strong meditative connection with source I create colorful art-installations, paintings, video’s, and sculptures that look otherworldly.

When this happens I feel like the universe is painting a tale of wisdom and I’ll be the brush dancing on a canvas. By processing vulnerable materials, scent, movement and sound, I’ ll guide people towards the source of intuitive discovery.

My dream is to truly embrace the beauty of vulnerability,  

to make room for reconnection, healing and miracles.

           

  Morena Bamberger

                               

                                                                                       

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Exhibitions

Current

2023 Maastricht NL, Bonnefantenmuseum, Ethereality

07-06-2024 Maastricht NL, Bonnefantenmuseum, Sonnekaskro Djiephen

Upcoming 

2025 Stedelijk museum Schiedam

Past
2023 OdaPark Venray NL, Soloshow I still believe

2023 Meersen NL, Synagoge, presentation, Terug naar de roedel 

2022 Heerlen NL, Glaspaleis Schunck, winner Parkstadlimburgprijs, Canis Lunatic

2022 Roermond NL, Kapel in 't zand, Terug naar de Roedel

2021 Sittard NL, De Domeinen,  Home ground

2020 Roermond NL, ECI Cultuurfabriek, Leermeesters group show, Canis Lunatic

2019 Maastricht NL, Bonnefantenmuseum, Ethereality 

2019 Kerkrade NL, Werkplaats K at Multiply by sharing group show, Canis Lunatic

2019 Wittem NL, Klooster Wittem, 100 jaar vrouwenkiesrecht expo, Canis Lunatic

2019 Bemelen NL, Kunstplateauroute, Reinconnection

2018 Amsterdam NL, Melkweg, Arty Party group show, Home ground

2018 Amsterdam NL, Beurs van Berlage, This art fair, Reinconnection

2018 Venlo NL, Filmtheater de Nieuwe Scene, as equals festival, Home ground

2018 Roermond NL, ECI Cultuurfabriek solo at as equals festival, Home ground

2018 Heerlen NL, Cultura Nova festival, The land of Ayni performance

2018 Rotterdam NL, Tent award, tent award groupshow, Home ground

2017 Maastricht NL, Gasbunker, Echoes, group performance

2017 Heerlen NL, Nieuwe Nor, Parallel Music x Art project, group show

Awards

Education 

2013 – 2018 - Bachelor Fine Arts,  Maastricht Academy of Fine arts and Design NL

Residence

2019 Artist in residence at Jan van Eyck Academy

2019 Artist in residence at VHDG Leeuwarden

Coaching

2017- 2023  Coach scenographie and costume design, ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond NL

2018- 2023  Coach at pre-educational program for fine art academy, ECI Cultuurfabriek Roermond NL

2021 - 2022  Project-developer and coach at MAAKPLAATS ROERMOND, Roermond NL

2019 - 2021  Guest lecturer at Maastricht academy of fine art and design, NL

2019 - 2021  Guest lecturer at Kunstencenctrum Venlo, NL

2018 - 2020  Guest lecturer at Agora Roermond, Roermond NL

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