“NASTY WOMEN,” Group Exhibition at Knockdown Center (NY, 2017).
“Sei la madre, la sorella, l’amante, l’amica, l’angelo, il diavolo, la terra, la casa…” – La Dolce Vita, Federico Fellini
“I am not strange. I am just not normal.” Salvador Dalí
“I’m shutting my eyes tight so everything goes black.” – Breathless, Jean-Luc Godard
“Mara” was the nickname given to Frida Kahlo by her lover, the Catalan painter José Bartoli. His inspiration came from hindu mythology, where Mara is the Goddess of desire, temptation and seduction. Frida added “villa” to her nickname, in order to make other believe that “Mara” was the abbreviation of “Maravilla” (wonder).