I am a visual & performing artist.

I work intuitively, expressing through voice, movement, symbols, colour and sound. A signature for my work is the soul language that comes through I writing and speaking.

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Art Exhibitions

God’s hands

“God’s hands” was my first solo-exhibition in Hamburg, Germany, in 2015. The body of work consisted of a series of black and white drawings that became part of my personal signature as an artist. A big installation made with black tape on a white wall was the heart of the exhibition. It was kept in the space after the exhibition for years.

Mural

I created a mural in a guest house in Goa, India, in 2015. It depicted a big Banyan tree, the national tree of India. This tree is often protected by elderly and represents a sacred site. Its roots form an incredibly aesthetic network, connecting heaven and earth. I hold a special love for murals.

Abundancia exhibition

Thirteen artist collaborated for an exhibition called “Abundancia” (Spanish for abundance) in Raglan, New Zealand, in January 2022. I contributed through an installation with my signature black and white pieces with channelled symbols, a strong contrast canvas, Mandala on wood and an altar for the sacred feminine. A canvas wall displayed “Yoni portraits” – dedicated to the womb space. I was also performing songs from my new album “Fullmoon & Fire” at the opening.

Festival exhibition

I was part of an exhibition at the Jesus Freaks festival in Germany in 2013. My contributions were relating to the heart of the festival that focused on modern spirituality in a Christian context; a painting of a cross surrounded by short messages inspired to live spirituality rather than follow religious protocols. I create my first installation piece of three canvases that formed a double-faced angel (acrylic, oil, feathers on canvas). Exhibiting this art work was a crucial moment in my personal development as an artist.

Live painting

I was involved at Spirit Fest in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2021, through live painting. On a piece of ply wood (2m x 3.5m) I channelled a Sri Yantra with a Yoni / vagina in the centre, surrounded by light language. I asked the audience “How does this make you feel?” and people filled the space around the art work with their comments. Personal interactions with the audience were heartfelt and expressing the deep need for healing in the area of the feminine.

Art of transformation

Solo-exhibition at Banana-Blossom cafe in Tauranga, New Zealand. Black and white pieces, light language symbols and core pieces of my journey of the last four years in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Music

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My music is available for download on Bandcamp. Thank you for supporting me directly!

Training & professional life

Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education

2007-2010, Switzerland

Bachelor of Arts in Primary Education at University for Teachers Education in Zurich, Switzerland. Focus of studies: music, art, drama, French and English language.

Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy

2018-2020, New Zealand

Diploma in Dance Movement Therapy with Dance Therapy Association New Zealand. Two years part-time study in Auckland. Practicum with children and adults with special needs.

Certified Yoga Teacher

2018-present, New Zealand

I completed over 600 hours of Yoga Teacher training in traditional Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Tantrik Hatha Yoga, Restorative and Yin Yoga. Yatra 1 course at the Bihar School of Yoga in North-India. I’m certified and registered with Yoga Alliance U.S. as E-RYT200, RYT500, CEP.

Manager Kawai Purapura Yoga School

2018-2022, New Zealand

Manager and Programme Director for Kawai Purapura Yoga School that offers 500 hours of Yoga Teacher training.

Let’s create something unique together.

Contact
norina@norinamerkabah.com