Aviva Rahmani is recognized as a pioneering leader of and theorist on ecoart, crossing over the environmental sciences and feminism. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally. She is an Affiliate with the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research at the University of Colorado at Boulder, here she has hosted the “Gulf to Gulf” webcast series on climate change and art with Dr. James White, since 2010, accessed from almost 100 countries. Rahmani is interested in modeling solutions to ecocide and has received humerous fellowships and support , including from the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Arts Cabinet, UK, the National Endowment for the Arts through the International Studio and Curatorial Program and A Blade of Grass. During the pandemic, she co-edited “Ecoart in Action https://nyupress.org/9781613321485/ecoart-in-action/,” and authored, “Divining Chaos https://nyupress.org/9781613321669/divining-chaos/,” (both pub. 2022 New Village Press).
Her projects include The Blued Trees Symphony, (2015- present), which won a 2018 injunction in a mock trial against corporate natural gas pipelines. Ghost Nets (1990-2000) and Blue Rocks (2002-5) restored almost 30 acres of critical coastal wetlands in Maine. Currently, Rahmani is developing a hybrid opera based on the mock trial for the Blued Trees in collaboration with an app developer. She has been included in exhibitions at the Thomas Erben Gallery, the Independent Museum of Contemporary Art, Cyprus; the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, CO; the Hudson River Museum, NY; the Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, OH; the Joseph Beuys 100 days of Conference Pavilion, for the 2007 Venice Biennale, Italy and will be included in a summer show at Various Small Fires, Los Angeles. Rahmani’s PhD is from the University of Plymouth, UK on trigger point theory as aesthetic activism. Her BFA and MFA are from CalArts.