BEING IN THE WORLD : Janeen Gilbert, Velta Vikmanis, Nabeela Malik and an online participation by Andrea Veintimilla


BEING IN THE WORLD is connecting with nature, with land, with others, and with our past. It is acknowledging who came before us with gratitude and respect. Being in the world is connecting to our senses and our surroundings. It is being able to feel the sublime and the uncanny in relation to place.

Being in the world is a commitment to actively engage with everything and a desire to connect with other individuals. Being in the world encourages viewers to reflect on their presence and spiritual experience of being in the world. Through creative environments that explore living and nourishing ourselves as souls that have bodies rather than bodies that have souls. Being in the world is being present, reflective, authentic, aware, and empathetic. All of this is BEING IN THE WORLD.

Janeen Gilbert:

Velta Vikmanis:

Nabeela Malik: 

Andrea Veintimilla: 

With Templo de Reflejo, I want to spatially represent land, the sacred, and the cultural ancestry of the Ilaló Mountain. My work is a public art proposal for the Ilaló Mountain called Templo de Reflejo. It is a space to contemplate land, connect with the sacred, and ancestral culture. The space connects the viewer with nature and incites feelings of belonging and care.