Projects

Current / Ongoing Projects

Past Projects

photo by Boris Niehaus (1Just.de)

photo by Lanna Apisukh

photo by Galya Feierman

photo by Robert Stolarik for the NYTimes

Refashioned Garbage

ARTIST & EDUCATOR

Disrupt the flow of consumption by flipping concepts of fashion and garbage. Refashioned Garbage workshops focus on learning techniques and designs to upcycle discarded materials into beautiful objects. Materials such as bicycle tubes, plastic bags, cardboard, and netting are upcycled into jewelry, portraits, figures, etc. 

Presented on this work at Pratt Institute, and The Society for Domestic Museology

Seeing Collective

CO-FOUNDER & PHOTO CAFÉ COORDINATOR

Seeing Collective (SeeC)  was created to foster community and a supportive network within the photography industry. We are not only a resource for knowledge but also an inclusive space for creative feedback and artist development.

Photo Café is a conversation series with photo industry professionals in an effort to grow and educate our community while challenging the status quo. We cover topics ranging from analog photography, education, getting your work seen, and opportunity while also digging deeper to address the impact of systemic inequality. This program is organized in collaboration with BKC.

Papergirl-Brooklyn

PROJECT DIRECTOR 

Papergirl-Brooklyn (PGBK) is a participatory art project bringing an interactive art experience to various communities around Brooklyn, centering resident voices, and redistributing contributed art to the unsuspecting public by bike. This art project includes a multi-location exhibition and corresponding audio program to highlight resident voices and support independent local businesses.  

Papergirl-Brooklyn is a Brooklyn Arts Fund grant recipient, an arts development fund from the Brooklyn Arts Council (BAC)

PaperGirl-NY

PROJECT DIRECTOR

Papergirl is a community-reliant art project that brings art to new audiences. This project starts with an open call for rollable art that is exhibited in a group show before being rolled up and distributed at random and for free to pedestrians on the street by a group of bicyclists.​

Exhibitions: 

PaperGirl-NY, 2010: Dumbo Art Center, Brooklyn; The Park Ave Armory, New York; Marketplace Gallery, Albany

PaperGirl-Albany, 2009: FLUX exhibition at St. Josephs Cathedral, Albany

ArtSpecs Lab

CO-FOUNDER & TEACHER

ArtSpecs Lab (ASL) operated as a catalyst to help transform each child’s ideas into an artwork. Participants were guided through the translation of concept to craft. Through artistic and didactic strategies, the language-incorporated workshops operated as full immersion programs to provide the quickest and most beneficial method of creative endorsement. All of the workshops were comprised of all sensory didactics that inspired kids to see, feel, taste, smell, and touch the experience of learning.​

ArtSpecs Lab is a Funpreneur Wettbewerb 2012 grant recipient, a business grant from the Freie Universität in Berlin, Germany.

Klunkerkranich Garten

COORDINATOR, & GARDENER

Klunkerkranich is a Kulturdachgarten, or a cultural roof garden. Scattered between visitors who come for the drinks, food, and the view is a community garden that is the foundation of this venue. Sina was part of the original garden team who built the garden and everything that goes along with it. The Garten later developed cultural programming, educational programming, and art festivals. 

The Klunkerkranich Garten is currently referred to as Horstwirtschaft.

© Sina Basila