Miriam Cabello

Artist bio

Artivist, Miriam Cabello challenges the issues of our time via socially engaging public art/workshops. Highlighting history exhibitions that unearth forgotten stories.

Miriam’s objective as an artist, educator, and curator is to encourage empathy and critical reflection. Through art, she inspires the hope that change is possible with individual action and the strength of a collective voice.

Miriam is accredited for her contribution to socially engaged art, education, and social justice. Some of her career highlights include being the first Australian awarded at the international Annual Religious Art and Architecture Design Awards for ‘The Pugilist Passion’, selected by the Vatican to exhibit during the 2008 World Youth Day festival and consecutive National Art Museum of Sport, international competition finalist. The inaugural painting “White Rope I” was awarded at the Florence Biennial of Contemporary Art, Italy.

I create art because...

“I am in the world to change the world” Käthe Kollwitz (1867-1945)

I am different to most artists because...

Through art, I inspire the hope that change is possible with individual action and the strength of a collective voice.

When you look at my art, the thing I want you to feel is...

"Empathy is a creative act. It requires we imagine ourselves in someone else's reality. This gift of Empathy might be art's highest purpose and its most necessary and urgent offering." Artistic Director of Circa Contemporary Circus, Yaron Lifschitz

The thing I most want to say to non-artists is...

“You lose nothing when fighting for a cause ... In my mind, the losers are those who don't have a cause they care about.” - Muhammad Ali

I believe art is an important part of our lives because...

We all suffer adversity in life, and we need to be reminded of our courage and strength to persevere. The problem is the dehumanisation of the “other”. Fear, racial profiling and preconceived notions that erodes our empathy and humanity. This is a mindset that I hope to change by creating experiences/exhibitions that celebrates perseverance despite adversity and to reveal the cultural bonds that unite us. Inspiring the community to celebrate humanity and social justice.

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