Amalia Fonfara (Nanortalik, Greenland, 1985), is a visual artist, healer and shamanic practitioner based in Trondheim. She holds a Bachelor degree in Fine Art(2013) and a Master degree in Fine Art(2015), from Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has several years of training and education in therapeutic healing, and shamanic healing work. Amalia Fonfara works interdisciplinary within practices of embodied knowledge and the arts.
Based in performance and new media her artistic work embarks on an ontological investigation of the crossings of inner and outer landscapes through introspection of animism and contemplative healing practices, where the essences of soul and materiality are entangled in a holistic comprehension of life. Her work is often socially engaged in local environments focusing on body, memory, architecture and landscape.
In 2018 Fonfara co-founded The Association QILAAT (DK), an association affiliated with cultural drumming traditions from Greenland. She is also a co-founder of Invisibledrum Artist Association (NO), a platform investigating relationships and interconnections within technology, shamanism, and animistic systems in contemporary culture.
Qooqu-Little Bird, 2017. Photo: still from film, Amalia Fonfara
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