Art in Covid19 time.

My work in Covid19 time

This lockdown period does not stop being productive from the artistic point of view. Rather. Maybe it is more productive but finds different expressions, different collaborations, different ideas to tell. As far as I’m concerned, the basic idea is always positive. Stopping to look inside yourself, cutting dry branches and finding new/ old road companions has been (and is) the result of the last few weeks.

On MAG MobileArtGroup (the site on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter that I founded three years ago) I launched a contest entitled “MAG Hopefull” because these are days full of hope in life and in a better future.

In these days I have closed the Challenge “All colors of the world” with the 20 finalists who will participate in the exhibition that I hope to set up soon in Cagliari. An exhibition that will speak of UNIT between different peoples, of collaboration, of international art.

Personally, I have worked on some images (personal portraits and other) that are inspired by this moment so dramatic and full of aspirations.

I have collaborated with friends who honor me with their friendship and renewed some collaborations. Andrea Bigiarini, friend, artist and always creative mind, asked me to collaborate together with other friends and artists on his “Impossible Exhibition” project. “In the moment in which the whole world suffers together, we, mobile artists, want to be a positive presence, overcoming borders and restrictions. We want to create an ideal bridge between artists who share the same passion. We want to say our being there, today, everywhere in the world. We want to be silent but active witnesses of this historical moment ”. I contributed with a video and an image.

In addition, I participated in the Anna Crudo project “What I see from the window – Quarantine edition” with some thoughts and an image on “The flying tree” page Fb. Anna’s idea is to make this project an event in Rome soon to tell about this period of quarantine.

I participated in the series of interviews that my colleague, Mimmo di Caterino, multifaceted artist, put together by calling into question several artists to express their opinion on “Contemporary Art at the time of Covid19”.

Currently one of my images is competing in the Farini Gallery’s “Art does not stop” Contest. The images in the competition will be chosen based on the number of likes on Instagram and Facebook and on the judgment of a specialized jury.

Other projects are being launched. Surely art does not stop. Art, an intimate expression of an artist’s life, cannot be stopped but, on the contrary, travels … It makes us breathe, changes us, renews us … Art cannot change the world but it can certainly contribute to improve it.

“Cosa vedo dalla mia finestra – quarantine edition”

Giulia Baita ci racconta da Cagliari… e con le parole ci regala uno dei suoi lavori di Iphonographer 🐚🌼

“Sguardo dalla finestra.

Il momento che amo di più, il momento più surreale di queste giornate in casa durante il lockdown, è la notte. Abito davanti al Parco Naturale di Molentargius, l’unico al mondo dove i fenicotteri nidificano da quasi trent’anni. La città di Cagliari si affaccia sul mare e su questo parco immenso. Dalla mia finestra vedo i fenicotteri volare via in stormo la mattina e tornare al tramonto con un gran vociare. La notte, nel bel mezzo del silenzio, “starnazzano” emettendo il loro tipico verso non so per dire cosa.. Dal balcone della mia casa al primo piano ho un panorama straordinario e soprattutto la notte il cielo sopra la mia testa è così immenso da togliere il respiro.
In queste sere così surreali tutto tace. Dall’asse mediano solitamente trafficato a tutte le ore, non arriva il rumore di una macchina. Nessuna. Un silenzio assoluto mi circonda e se dovessi fare anche il più piccolo rumore si sentirebbe molto lontano. In questi momenti la natura sembra più viva che mai. Insetti, grilli, qualche cane in lontananza che abbaia e i fenicotteri che lanciano i loro versi in lontananza… Forse chiamano qualcuno. Non hanno paura del Covid19. Per loro la vita é sempre la stessa.. Liberi in mezzo all’acqua, ad asciugarsi il becco tra le piume. “In fondo la felicità è una piccola cosa”, diceva qualcuno.

“All colors of the world” Exhibition

“All colors of the world” is a Contest that intends to select 20 images of mobile artists and then an Exhibition that will take place in Cagliari (Italy) in a wonderful multipurpose space in the heart of the city, the MEM Mediateca del Mediterraneo.

The exhibition aims to show the best of Mobile Art from all over the world and highlight the international aspect of this artistic movement. Mobile Art was born 11 years ago in the USA with the first iPhone and the first editing apps. Today the technological revolution of the last decade and the mass spread of mobile devices all over the world have made this artistic form truly usable everywhere. Internet and social networks, did the rest.
There are no borders, there are no walls, there are no people too far away. Everything is close, usable, easily accessible. I can buy in Los Angeles, sell in Beirut, collaborate with artists in Instanbul. Web does not solve problems of coexistence, cultural differences, economic disparities, but it is an opportunity. An opportunity to get to know each other and to dialogue.
Mobile Art was born with this international character which is fundamental to understanding it. But above all it is a community. A community of artists who share images and therefore emotions, different cultures, ideas, problems, dreams. They participate in International Exhibitions, organize workshops, create Mobile Art courses. The Mobile Community is a living reality, full of talents and ideas and resources of all kinds. It is an example of globalization in the world of contemporary art.
Cagliari, a city in the middle of the Mediterranean, a place of millennial meeting of different peoples in terms of culture, religion, history, becomes an exhibition site for an Esposition with an international character. And above all the MEM gallery, which is located in a multipurpose center dedicated to the Mediterranean as a place of trade and cultural exchanges between Phoenicians, Egyptians, ancient Romans and Greeks once and today open to international traffic, it seems the perfect place for this Exhibition.
“All colors of the world” wants to be an auspicious theme for the future.
We open this new decade with an idea: art has no boundaries, art communicates and brings together different peoples, art is a universal language that speaks the same language.
All the colors of the world.
We love all the colors of the world, even the ones I don’t know, even the ones I’ve never seen. Because all men have a deep desire for peace and brotherhood.
All of this may be a utopia, but utopias have changed the world.

I am looking forward to seeing your work. The judges who will observe your images are highly professional and long experienced artists. It is an honor for me to collaborate with Clint Cline, Eliza Badoiu, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Gianluca Ricoveri.

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The Call

Dear artists,

I have the pleasure to launch the call of a great Mobile Art Exhibition 2020.

“All colors of the world” Exhibition will take place in Cagliari (Italy) from March 27 to April 10, 2020 in the wonderful MEM Mediateca del Mediterraneo

The theme is “All colors of the words” and the Exhibition will concern images made with mobile devices (iPhone, iPad and smartphones in general) produced by artists from all over the world.

A jury, consisting of Eliza Tsitsimeaua-Badoiu, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Clint Cline, Gianluca Ricoveri and Giulia Baita will select 20 images, one for each artist.

Each registration includes the submission of 4 images to
To register and send the payment, fill out this form:

Images will be printed on glossy photo paper and framed 30×40 format. Do not send square images.

Images with WATERMARKS, FRAMES, BORDERS and SIGNATURES will not be considered and fee not refunded. The artist retains all copyrights for their images.

Deadline to send images: March 2

The Jury

Giulia Baita
Giulia Baita lives in a beautiful island called “Sardinia” (Italy).
She has a degree in History of Contemporary Art and she loves painting and drawing.
She is a mobile artist. She participated in many international exhibitions like “Light impressions” (two years in Miami) , Mobile Award Mira” (Porto) and mDAC 2017 (Palo Alto).
Her works have been exhibited in Paris too, San Diego, Milan and Rome.
She collaborated with the jazz musician Marco Testoni in a project that brought together music and images.
In March 2017 she founded MAG MobileArtGroup Facebook, MAG Instagram and MAG Twitter. MAG wants to promote Mobile Art as a new form of Contemporary Art.
In March 2018 Giulia Baita curated an exhibition in Cagliari called “Mobile Art From All Over The World”. It has put together images by 29 artists. She created also a book-catalog of the Exhibition.
In November 2018 she organized her first solo exhibition in Assemini (Sardinia) curated by Rosaria Straffalaci.
In May 2019 she has designed, organized, promoted and set up “The Beauty Myth”, great Exhibition of Mobile Art in Milan, Copernico Gallery.
Her second solo show took place in Alghero: “IPhoneArt, a long love story”. Currently she works to promote mobile art through workshops and cultural events in general.
She was interviewed recently by Andy Butler on Mobiography, issue 48.
Clint Cline
I am a Florida-based writer, designer, and iPhoneographer and have worked in visual communications and advertising since 1973. I am a founding artist with The International iPhoneography Group (TIiG), and NEM: The New Era Museum. I also serve MAG Mobile Art Group as a curator.
As an artist I’m sort of a mutt. Well, “hybrid” sounds better, but that’s just a mutt with a collar and a bath. My art background was never centered in one medium but spans a variety of media from early work in collage and mixed media, to gouache, oils, watercolor, pen and ink, and pencil. Editorial photography was a necessary skillset in my work as a reporter, just as directing commercial photography and film later became integral to my professional career as a creative director in advertising.
I have been able to combine my personal artistic journey through both art and photography within the mobile digital medium of iPhonic art. It is a natural extension of the creative exploration process for me, and the ability to shoot, create, and output all from one device is nothing short of amazing.
My work variously explores the abstract and surreal co-mingled with fine art images and graphic interpretations of both contemporary and timeless cultural themes. As a writer, I’m also influenced by the strong and often soaring visual language of writers like Cormac McCarthy, Saramago, and Faulkner. Poetry is a periodic companion, too, which I read for the pleasurable exercise of looking behind the obvious to weave metaphoric and symbolic themes into my visual work. And as a student of the Bible and the faith, I often draw on themes and truths I find there.
My exhibitions have included: Exposition d’Iphonographie in Venarey, France (Jury Award); Worldwide iPhoneography Art Movement (WiAM), Naples, Italy; SoHo Gallery of Digital Design, New York City, New York; LA Mobile Arts Festival, Los Angeles; “Lens as Palette” Exhibition, Denver; and #MOBIU1023 Experience, Chicago.
Eliza Tsitsimeaua-Badoiu
Eliza Badoiu is a self-taught mobile photographer, her speciality being self-portraiture. Her award-winning images are expressionistic and surreal, often using movement and layering techniques to portray her artistic vision, that of the female psyche.
Eliza has her roots in Greece, where her grandparents were originally from and lives in Constanta, Romania, where she was raised. Aside from her photography, she is a mum and wife to her family and works as a professional foreign language teacher.
She has won many international awards and she has exhibited her works in many countries around the world.
The last Gallery a Exhibition:
May 2019 , exhibited in the collective show ‘The beauty myth’ at the Copernico Gallery May 15 , Milan, Italy. (also participated as a member of a jury) –upcoming project
Participating with two projected images in the @Mobile Camera Club ‘s event EP7 “Des Arts Et Des Mobiles”, held in Paris. July 2019
Decemer to January 2019-2020, collective exhibition “Forward the Tradition”, Ph21Gallery, Budapest, Hungary.
The last Exposure:
Featured in the monthly publication Better Photography from India with a ten pages interview as exposure for the mobile artsy attempts. January issue 2019
Featured interview on the @Moment ( with “Taking Distorted, Dreamy Photography” online article. July 2019
Featured interview displayed with @1415mobilephotographers as being the author of the month with “Inconsistency” article by Eliza Badoiu.
Gianluca Ricoveri
Gianluca Ricoveri was born in 1950, he has always been devoted to the art of painting and photography and experiencing the interaction of one genre with another.
In 2012 he discovered iPhoneography, enabling him to blend disparate means of expression. Ricoveri was granted the opportunity of showing his art in personal Exhibitions in Pisa, Lucca, Asuni, San Gimignano and Florence at FIPA 2015. He has also been chosen many times as “The Artist of the Day” in IPA and the ‘Picture of the Day’ at P1xels. He also received an honourable mention at AX3.
In addition his art has been selected for: 43mm Issue 3 – International Mobile Exposee; The exhibition at Exposure Mobile Photo, Ohio; The Contest of The Art Group The RUSH, in Praha; The MPA Pocket Vistas, for The Markham Vineyards Gallery Exhibition in St.Helena Ca; The 2014 Mobile Photography Awards; The Light Impression in Tour in Miami, for The MPA 2015; The IHUH in Rome; The 2016 Mira mobile Prize Porto; The 2016 Génie Climatique Project in Paris; The IPPAWARDS 2016; The Studio b. Light Impressions on Tour 2016 at the Art Museum of Eastern Idaho; The Livorno Expo 2016; The Impossible Humans Florence 2017; The MAJE in Rome 2018
The Mobile Camera Club in Paris 2018; Mostra Italo Latino-Americana di arte contemporanea in Viareggio 2018; Mobile Photo Awards 2018
MIra Mobile Prize 2019; Circum navigation in the Palm of the hand Museu de Lamega Portugal 2019.
Awards: The Landscape and Nature GoPix Awards in 2016; Mira Mobile Prize for the Landscape Photography in 2018.
He is a founding artist of The New Era Museum.
His works has been featured in the most influential sites and magazines of Mobile Photography.
Manuela Matos Monteiro
Manuela Matos Monteiro studied Philosophy and Psychology, was a teacher of secondary education, a teacher trainer. She is the author of several books on Psychology, Psychosociology and Pedagogy. She coordinated NETPROF – Portuguese Teacher’s site on the Internet and directed 2:PONTOS magazine. In addition to participating in congresses and conferences with communications, she is the author of several articles and essays in different publications. Since the 70’s he has developed photographic work and has participated in collective and individual exhibitions in Portugal, Brussels (European Parliament), Mozambique (Maputo and Beira), France (Paris and Bordeaux), etc. Since the appearance of mobile devices she dedicates her photographic work to mobile photography: Florence, Berlin (two photography biennials 2013 and 2016), Miami, Kansas City, Paris, Barcelona among others . She has been member of several national and international contest’s jury and coordinates MIRA Mobile Prize (7 editions). She curated several photo exhibitions and directs, since 2013, with João Lafuente, the galleries Espaço MIRA, MIRA FORUM and since April 2017 the gallery MIRA | performative arts. She is with João Lafuente the curator of an important cicle of photography in Portugal “Ciclo de Fotografia de Lamego e Vale do Varosa”.

Eliza Badoiu

Eliza Badoiu is a great artist who has participated in many international exhibitions. She has won prestigious awards and she’s considered one of the major mobile artists.

She has her roots in Greece but lives in Romania. She has participated in group and solo exhibition since 2015. Her works have been exhibited in England, France, Italy, Portugal, Hungary, Latin America, California and Canada. She took part as a juror in “The Beauty Myth” Exhibition, a large art exhibition of mobile artists in Milan (May 2018).


Eliza Badoiu now takes part in the MAG section dedicated to interviews with mobile artists.


Usually they are portraits and often they are in B&W.
 1) What is the reason for choosing to work around this artistic genre?
It’s all so true that I basically perform all of my artsy digital self portraits in monochrome as I feel that my work and the emotion generated within the frame can be better and easily associated with the primarily of BnW. I suppose it is by the monochrome effective filters that I somehow manage to transmit the moody atmosphere of the female psyche . I guess perceiving time as a recollection of memories and instants in bnw is what drives me towards it , indeed.
 2) What inspires you when you work on an image?
Inspiration is such a subtle word and concept that I don’t have one single, definite answer in relation to this question . Sometimes it is the frame inside that moves freely and it recomposes by its own wish , sometimes it is my stubbornness of acquiring a certain something that really shapes the final cut of the image . The major thing that sticks with me during the process is myself and the mood I deal with while working . It can be an emotion , a frustration I happen to have or simply the beauty that the moment both accidentally and so intentionally brings at times .
3) How does your creative process usually proceed?
I always start from shooting a self portrait image. And after it the editing proceedings settle in , having infinite, also potentially innumerable perspectives . I happen to work with different approaches on the same shot and then find it really difficult to decide which is the best idea of the initial shot . That’s why the feedback received in the virtual online social media really helps .
4) Are there artists in the art world in general that inspire you?
There are tons of artists whose works I really appreciate and can be inspirational to my eye , specially from the mobile phone community , but each and every of them deal with the uniqueness of their own style, so it would be rather difficult to just name a few. I am
Fortunate to be part of this enormously talented community , that’s al that matters sharing emotions and vibes and tons of images rather than sharing names .
5) What do you think of the controversy concerning advertising and fashion that is accused of using the female body as “an object”?
Fashion can be simply associated with the idea of being marketed for sales and at times the female body is a good and profitable image to be sold and offered to the viewer, as it’s a subject that attracts and created awareness , not always in the best of ways .
I do not agree with the idea of presenting the female body as an object but in today’s society there are women who strive for the idea of selling because of their appearance and body features , so I would be quite in between in placing the blame on the society and fashion which trends this idea or on women themself looking for celebrity this way . It’s only a matter of choice and serene logic the way you choose to display your body with and to others’ attention as long as you really feel that you belong in that area/field. For me the female body has other valence and virtues than selling a product . However it can acquire a certain mood and emotion- therefore becoming more than just a tool- male or female be it .
6) Your portraits are always inspired and very creative.  Have you ever worked in the fashion field?
I have never worked in fashion but I love certain common sense aspects of being influenced , rather inspired by fashion, not as an industry but as a form of a somewhat artistic  vehicle . Fashion can generate emotion and numerous levels of interpreting common things . I love the semiotics presented in a good editorial. I grew up with following CK’s famous campaigns on fragrances and jeans and underwear  under the famous era of the 90’s supermodels as well as the iconic Guess ideal of feminine beauty and there is where I belong when talking fashion , back in the 90’s idea of beauty.
 7) What would you think about Mobile Art?
What was the evolution of this art form from 2010 to today?
I have been operating on mobile since 2014 and it has been a massively huge development in terms of evolutive perspective about this form of artistic expression . I am
Sure it will only go bigger and beyond with the latest technology and improvements regarding camera resolutions and apps . So I’ll always be in for it !
8) Can I ask you what are your future projects?
I would  love start putting another book of images together and have my works exhibited in a show of my own , solely … and I am working to make it happen . Otherwise, I follow whichever collaborations happen to jump my way via the virtual world , online publications and being featured in online magazines . I wish I had become better and more professional in printing my own works or gaining more knowledge towards different media; having my works printed and just play around and maybe creating around the idea of digital collage out of some works.


Workshop: Mobile Art e Fotografia


9DFD34BE-D42A-4BB9-A130-0E51224C9D59Il 24 Febbraio a Cagliari al Centro Fotografico di Cristian Castelnuovo terrò un workshop insieme al fotografo Cristian Castelnuovo su questo tema: Mobile Art e Fotografia.

Sará la prima tappa di un corso che avrá lo scopo di insegnare le basi di questa nuova forma di Arte Contemporanea: la Mobile Art.

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What is Mobile Art?


Is it possible to make art with a phone? This is the question that I asked myself when nine years ago I bought my first iPhone and I experimented with the first artistic apps. I had seen amazing images on Facebook and Instagram made with an iPhone on the profile of American friends and I wanted to try. Art has always fascinated me and my studies in Contemporary Art have pushed me to experiment. Thus a great passion was born. Mobile Art is a movement of contemporary art that creates art using mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, smartphone. Not a camera, not a computer, not Photoshop. Only applications on the phone.

If you can make art with a can of beans, a cut on the canvas or recycled material, why not do it with apps on a smartphone?
Everything comes from a photo shoot and then, using the apps on the phone, you can create images of all kinds. There is a World Community that shares images, participates in Contest, International Exhibitions, Meetings. It is widespread especially in the United States, then in Europe, very little in Italy. Some very talented artists exhibit their work at galleries and museums all over the world.
Mobile Art is a democratic art, accessible to everyone. In this lies the true revolution. An art that can be realized and then shared on the other side by the world by anyone, avoiding galleries, museums and institutions. An art that can be enjoyed by everyone and created by any “potential artist”. An art within the reach of any ‘visionary’, free, open to creativity and the free circulation of ideas. An art that uses the network and has the speed of the network. “The digital man” is among us and looks to the future with new tools and new ways. And the diffusion of this artistic movement, as well as the quality of the work produced, require critics and intellectuals (together with the common man) to pay a great attention.

Our Era is going through a technological revolution of a scale never seen before. And we are the protagonists.

iSole aMare: Emma Fenu intervista Giulia Baita fra Janas, nuraghi e Mobile Art | OUBLIETTE MAGAZINE

iSole aMare: Emma Fenu intervista Giulia Baita fra Janas, nuraghi e Mobile Art | OUBLIETTE MAGAZINE
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La Sardegna, la Mobile art, l’isola e l’innovazione.

Figli dell’ Era Digitale

Noi siamo figli dell’ Era Digitale. La rivoluzione tecnologica iniziata negli ultimi decenni del ‘900 ha fatto passi da gigante ed è cresciuta ad una velocitá incredibile. Ha trasformato la nostra vita investendo tutti i settori. Dopo 30 anni l’ uomo non è piú lo stesso. Impadronirci delle nuove tecnologie è indispensabile per comunicare col mondo, per essere aggiornati, per camminare insieme agli altri. Il nostro spazio si amplia, diventa più grande, si confronta piú facilmente con altre culture, altri popoli, altre realtà. È il miracolo della Rete. Poter abbracciare tutto il pianeta, stringere amicizie a Hong Kong e a Los Angeles o a Beirut, vendere, comprare, inviare foto o messaggi dall’ altra parte del mondo.

Sembrerebbe di vedere quell’ uomo vitruviano che Leonardo Da Vinci aveva disegnato. L’ Umanesimo che torna. Eppure viviamo un’ epoca di grandi conflitti ideologici e assistiamo ad un generale ritorno al passato. È in discussione l’uomo come essere sociale, le leggi, i confini, le alleanze. Il risultato di questo passaggio, il risultato degli ultimi decenni è quello di un uomo alla ricerca di se stesso, un uomo che cambia e cerca una nuova strada. E l’ Arte si aggiorna e cambia le sue tecniche. Usa dispositivi mobili (iPhone, iPad, smartphone) per scattare foto e poi le edita con le apps sul telefono. Si chiama ‘Mobile Art’ ed è diffusa in America e in Europa, negli USA in particolare. Una intera comunità di artisti condivide questa passione, partecipa a Contest ed eventi internazionali, espone nelle gallerie e vende il proprio lavoro. Le influenze sono tante. Prima di tutto i grandi maestri della Storia dell’ Arte e poi gli illustratori o i grafici che utilizzano software e sistemi ultima generazione.

I Figli dell’Era Digitale hanno un aspetto filiforme o incerto. Sono figure accennate, passaggi di ombra e luce. Movimento. Essi frequentano le Esposizioni di Arte, girano per le strade della cittá, passeggiano al mare, siedono nei locali a chiacchierare. Sono come noi. O meglio, siamo noi. Uomini e donne aperti al nuovo, curiosi, interessati, studiosi di una realtà che si muove, una realtà dove la diversità è ricchezza. Uomini e donne che viaggiano e che si interessano a tutto ciò che accade nel mondo perché tutto il mondo è CASA. Sono uomini e donne che hanno grandi ideali di pace, di fratellanza, di amicizia, di amore. Sono sognatori che usano la immaginazione e la intelligenza per trasformare un mondo imperfetto in qualcosa di migliore… I Figli dell’ Era Digitale vivono il presente ma guardano al futuro. Sanno di essere atomi di una esistenza molto piú grande e sono curiosi di conoscerla. Sono pionieri di una nuova epoca, sono esploratori instancabili.