About the Program
In 2018 Gaber as the Artistic Director, he launched “Water for Life”, International Art Exhibitions, a cultural and artistic program that showcases around the world a series of artworks inspired by the theme of water. The purpose is to convey the message that water is essential to our very existence and to sensitize audiences to this critical social issue that “one person out of 7 in the world does not have access to drinkable water”. With the theme of water, our objective is to sensitize audiences through art to an important social and cultural issue that is also affected by Climate Change.
In parallel, “Water for Life”, created Children and Adolescent Art Workshops to sensitize children through artistic expression to the role they play in protecting water.
In 2018, “Water for Life” Children and Adolescent Art Workshops supported the United Nations Convention for the Rights of Children and Adolescence, for their health, recreation, art and culture. “World Day for the Rights of Children and Adolescence” partnered with Gaber, Artistic Director of “Water for Life” and brought these prestigious itinerant exhibitions in Florence, Italy to an International level with the Artworks of young people from other participating countries (Sweden, Canada, USA, Spain (Barcelona) and Mexico.
In 2019, “Water for Life” Children and Adolescent first exhibited in Canada at Niagara Falls Art Gallery/Niagara Children’s Museum, then at the Universidad del Caribe in Cancun, Mexico, to conclude at the Palazzo Medici Riccardi in Florence, Italy with the support of the City of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
During the same period, the Centre for UNESCO of Florence, Italy partnered with “Water for Life” overall successful Program as it was aligned with their Global mission and vision to protect water.
In 2022, Selected students from Universidad del Caribe who shown the best artworks concepts were then submitted to the “Water for Life” International Committee for final approval, and were then honored by having their artworks exhibited at the Maya Museum in Cancun, Mexico in parallel to the “Water for Life” International Art Exhibition 4th Edition. Art students from the Universidad of La Salle had private meetings at the Maya Museum in Cancun with “Water for Life” participating and attending International artists to discuss their art concepts, techniques and the relation to the importance of protecting water.
In 2023, Water for Life, 5th Edition in Palenque, collaborated with the Site Museum of Palenque, the National Park, Palenque; Flora and Fauna Protection Area (APFF), Centro per l’UNESCO of Florence, and the Federal Secretariate of Culture to offer a Water for Life Workshop for kids and adolescents of the area of Lakamha’