Exhibition runs April 9, 2021 – June 30, 2019.

In April 2009, the UN General Assembly designated April 22 as International Mother Earth Day (resolution 63/278), recognizing that the Earth and its ecosystems is our home and highlighting the need to promote harmony with nature and the planet. In addition to alleviating overpopulation, pollution and making responsible use of natural resources.

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 and now it
is celebrated annually in 192 countries.

For this occasion, Latin American Art Pavilion joins in the celebration of International Mother Earth Day with the art exhibition entitled We are life! ¡Somos Vida!

We are Life! ¡Somos Vida! Is an artistic proposal that comes together to celebrate the month of Mother Earth through the art of seventeen Ibero-American creators in the disciplines of painting, photography and sculpture. Nature and animal themes have been present throughout the history of art and once again, the contemporary artist is attracted to them, but in this instance from activism and the understanding of their symbiotic relationship. The artist addresses these issues from the awareness of their existence to provide first the contrast and then valid solutions that help maintain balance in ecological systems and care for the planet. Art rises from a voice committed to safeguarding Mother Earth.

The human through his own history has paid worship and respect and thanks to Mother Earth for good harvests and the provision of natural materials such as wood, mud, stone for the construction of buildings, furniture and home accessories to support their permanence in the planet.

Latin American Art Pavilion proposes a tribute to Mother Earth with artists from its platform through the exhibition Somos Vida / We are life to address issues such as:

  • Overpopulation
  • Misuse of natural resources
  • Recycling
  • Greater interrelation with nature
  • No water pollution
  • Protection and conservation of flora and fauna
  • Control in the mechanization of agriculture
  • Control of toxic gas emissions
Porcupine Sculpture by Lara Donatoni Matana
Sculpture from Lara Donatoni Matana. Painting Sheila Fraga
Left to right: Hilda Vidal, Maricarmen Fernandez y Guillermo Portieles
Left to right artist: Guillermo Portieles, Sculpture by Francisco Pazos, Teo Beceiro, Julio Molina, Rosario Fernandez-Esteve, Vanesa Bula y Joan Belmar
Left to right: Lara Donatoni Matana, Maria Angeles Atauri, Painting by Radame Potrony
Left to right: Radame Potrony, Lara Donatoni Matana
Peack Up by Lara Donatoni Matana. In pedestal, María Angeles Atauri work
Left to right: Teo Beceiro, Julio Molinas, Rosario Fernandez-Esteve, Vanesa Bula, Joan Belmar
Panoramic View for Somos Vida! We are live Exhibition.
Left to right: Vanesa Bula, Joan Belmar
Left to right: Teo Beceiro, Julio Molinas
Guillermo Portieles. Sculpture from Francisco Pazos
Right to left: Guillermo Portieles, Francisco Pazos, Teo Beceiro, Julio Molinas, Maricarmen Fernadez
Left to right: Alexis Castillo, Rosario Fernandez Esteve
Left Teeyah Marcela Solana, Sculpture by Willy Arguelles
Painting Marcela Sosa. Sculpture Willy Arguelles
Maria Angeles Atauri
Left to right: Alexis Castillo, Rosario Fernandez Esteve, Hilda Vidal, Maricarmen Fernandez
On the wall: Radame Potrony. Lara Donatoni Matana, María Angeles Atauri