Rafael Landea

Marco Polo

“Kublai Jan does not necessarily believe everything Marco Polo says when he describes the cities visited on his expeditions, but the emperor of the Tartars does continue listening to the young

Venetian with greater attention and curiosity than he shows any other messenger or explorer of his…”
Invisibles Cities by Italo Calvino

Perhaps there aren’t a political history or collective creations, or love stories that haven’t been told before, the “Marco Polo” series depicts some classical, great stories that have been transformed into theatre and became paradigms of certain human destinies.
William Shakespeare & Giuseppe Verdi (Macbeth), Jacob, Wilhelm Grimm & Engelbert Humperdinck, (Hänsel und Gretel), Robin Maugham & Harold Pinter (The servant), Antonio Carlos Jobim, Vinicius de Moraes & Luis Bonfa (Black Orpheus), Henrik Ibsen & Edvard Grieg (Peer Gynt), Johann Wolfgang Goethe & Jules Massenet (The sorrows of young Werther).

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Rafael Landea

Rafael Landea Artista VisualRafael Landea received his MFA from La Plata University, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a 2011 recipient of a San Francisco Arts Commission Grant for Individual Artists and he was featured in the 2012 “Our Radar”, Creative Capital database of art projects. His works are included in the public collections at MaM (Museum of Art and Memory), and MPB (Fine Arts Museum Buenos Aires) Argentina. His most recent solo exhibitions were “1930” Buenos Aires Holocaust Museum, “Maps of Silence”, a multimedia installation at the Exploratorium Museum of Art Science and Human Perception in San Francisco, and “Malvinas” Museum Malvinas (ESMA) Buenos Aires. Other solo exhibition venues include Grace Cathedral 1055 Gallery, San Francisco, CA, and, Archimboldo Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Group exhibition highlights include “Performance” at Gensler San Francisco, “Madres de Plaza de Mayo” CC Haroldo Conti, Buenos Aires. Landea has worked as a set designer and painter for theater in Argentina for more than 15 years. He has also been actively involved in designing and producing murals nationally and internationally; the latest in San Francisco, funded by Artery Project, and collaborations in Turin and Genoa, Italy. In 2019 created two large murals, Architecture University and the Law Library both in La Plata, Argentina. He has created illustrations for magazines and books for important Argentinean publishers as Anfibia, Malisia, EME, Ediciones B, and Universities, the latest in 2021: “Malvinas mi Casa” a book based on a diary written in 1829 in Malvinas/Falklands. Landea was selected for the 2020 Prequalified Artist Pool by San Francisco Arts Commission.