ISABELA BASOMBRIO-HOBAN

About

Isabela is a Peruvian born multidisciplinary artist working in visual arts, music, sound and poetry.

Her visual art, mixed-media installation and sculpture, explores internal states, life cycles and the pursuit of meaning. In particular meaning with multiple readings. Isabela exhibits as a solo artist and has also been part of an international artists collective. Isabela is interested in the connection between the arts and medicine and has been involved in projects related to that topic. Her recent exhibitions have addressed the complexity of space and time through projects involving archeological sites and references to the intermixing of specific cultural aesthetics with transient inner experience using a powerful and direct visual approach.

Isabela has developed innovative programs in art museums, including a Community Service Project at the Detroit Institute of Arts which involved intensive work with hospitals, hospital staff, psychiatric patients, hospice, women's shelters and refugee groups. Further, she has also created exhibitions and programs around contemporary art, puppetry, graffiti, video and public art from different cultures, with a special focus on Latin American art. She has taught widely, organized conferences, created programs for special exhibitions and researched contemporary art and museum practice.

Isabela was a recipient of the Smithsonian award for museum leadership and conducted internships at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Wichita Center for the Arts, Kansas and The Museum of Modern Art, New York. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Environmental Design from Texas A&M University and a Master's degree in Arts and Museum Education from Wichita State University. Isabela was a fellow with the "Next Generation Leadership Project" of the Rockefeller Foundation and with New York University. She has carried out artistic work with various arts, educational, cultural, hospice, womenís and refugee organizations in Ireland. She studies Sound Therapy in Nepal with master practitioners. She is a musician of fiddle and mandolin with a special focus on Traditional Irish Music in the Mayo/South Sligo style. She is currently involved in several innovative visual arts and musical projects.

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"Trying to deal with the truth, implies that Iím not able to fulfill an artistís statement, the nature of the art being impermanent, transcient and centered on the unseen implies connection through seeing and feeling, not through verbal, written or conceptual ideas"