Bio & CV

Barena Bianca collective (Fabio Cavallari and Pietro Consolandi) was formed in the Summer of 2018 as a shirtwearing activist group in the Venetian Lagoon, striving to bring to light many of its ecological and sociological issues, adopting the Barena (typical venetian salt marsh, essential to the survival of the city) as its emblem. Barena Bianca is characterized by an anti-mimetic poetic approach, a willingly dysfunctional camouflage, refusing to disappear. It seeks to emerge in every situation, to be clearly visible, increasingly impossible to ignore. Its work mostly happens in public spaces and formalizes in hybrid collaborative actions, installations and happenings communicated mainly through video.

Ła baréna ła xé na spesie de ixołéta, o megio na tera, che ła xé saltà fora traverso procesi de sedimentasion, drénto na laguna. Ła ga infati na tera conposta par de più de crea e paltan. Sto tipo de teritorio el xé parécio comun ‘nte ła laguna de Venesia de ca qual el xé el 8%, anca se al prinsipio del XX sècoło el gera almanco del 25%.
(Anonymous Venetian – Wikipedia)


Make Interspecies Relations, online ecological space curated by Pierce Eldridge, Chiara Famengo and Mattie O’Callaghan
Art residence and exhibition with Ilaria Genovesio, curated by Pasaj, Barin Han, Istanbul
Partecipation in New Echo System, performance by Sc’ööf in Pro Helvetia in Venice
Torno subito ma meglio, group show curated by We Are Here Venice and Eleonora Sovrani in the streets of Venezia
Atensión! – The Art and Science of Saving Venice, solo show at the Center for Languages, Culture and Communication, Imperial College London
Supermercato, curated by Microclima, Serra dei Giardini, Venice
Atensiòn! shown at Laguna Viva, V-A-C Foundation, Venice
– Participation at Zoographer, part of ‘DK Zattere’, Venezia


Forme di vita, A one-week workshop in the Venitian Lagoon. A collaboration between the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp and Mudam Luxemburg
Fare acqua, Traffic Festival, San Lorenzo in Campo / Pergola
– Wolking workshop with Columbia University Summer School, Venezia
Piantagruél II, curated by MetaForte, Cavallino-Treporti, Venezia
Alla scoperta delle piante della Laguna, Children’s University Venezia, Ca’ Foscari University, Mestre
How is it there? Here…, workshop curated by ARTPORT_making waves, CNR-ISMAR, Venezia
Piantagruél I, curated by MetaForte, Cavallino-Treporti, Venice
Barena Primavera-Estate, children workshop at Certosa island, Venezia
Muevete Muevete Barena, children workshop at V-A-C Foundation Zattere, Venezia
Territori Mobili: Imparare dall’acqua,workshop by Elena Mazzi and Paolo Garbolino, IUAV University, Venezia


Convivio Acquatico, street food invaders, Cinema Galleggiante, Venezia
WE ARE OCEAN, global program in Venice, by ARTPORT Making Waves, CNR-ISMAR, Venice

WE ARE OCEAN Venice – Jakarta – Stockholm The Walk(s), by ARTPORT Making Waves, online
– Participation in Sekolah Urbanis seminar, at Rujak Center for Urban Studies, curated by Tita Salina and Irwan Ahmett, Jakarta
The Current II, Summer School by Ocean Space, Venezia
Life of Water, talk curated by Touchstones, part of the group show Alive in the Universe, Palazzo Pesaro Papafava, Venezia
Cultural Connectors Forum, screening at The Happenstance, Scotland Pavilion at 16th Architecture Biennale, Palazzo Zenobio, Venezia


Insubordinart – March issue: The Barena Bianca collective, interview for Moka Culture, online
Re-sourcing the strands of life: biocentric politics in the primordial broth, Fiona Middleton and Pietro Consolandi, Strelka Mag, online
Survival Tactics in a Precarious Ecosystem, interview with Benedetta d’Ettorre, Made in Mind Magazine, online
Insight: ‘Atensión!’ by Barena Bianca, a look into Venice lagoon’s delicate ecosystem, Benedetta d’Ettorre, CLOT Magazine, online
Five Questions – Barena Bianca, interview with Benedetta d’Ettorre, Formeuniche, online
Come resistere a Venezia, a brief interview with Matteo Binci, Exibart, online
Uno, Dieci, Cento, Mille Carretti!, Matteo Binci on Atensión!, Segno Online, online
Evie Redwood on Barena Primavera-Estate, British Council at La Biennale di Venezia, online