What is Viva La Vida

Viva La Vida is an art and social experiment designed to show people's understanding of life across different cultures. We ask one simple question "What is life?" and invite people to create artworks on the spots. These artworks form a larger portfolio that inspires a deeper reflection of this theme. We will be conducting offline events in 10 different cities in the following three months and we welcome social experimenters from all over the world to hold similar events in their cities and upload their collections of artwork, expanding the influence of this open-source social experiment to a further extent. 

 

Viva La Vida 是一个艺术和社会实验,旨在展示不同文化环境下的人们对生命的独特理解。我们将在世界各地的城市进行线下活动,邀请人们在现场用文字和画笔,画出他们眼里的生命。我们也欢迎世界各地的社会实验家在自己的城市举行相似的活动,并上传自己收集的艺术作品,将这个开源社会实验的影响力不断拓展。

*This project is inspired by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, and my friend Alex.

Cause

Viva La Vida is an art and social experiment designed to show people's understanding of life across different cultures. We ask one simple question "What is life?" and invite people to create artworks on the spots. These artworks form a larger portfolio that inspires a deeper reflection of this theme. We will be conducting offline events in 10 different cities in the following three months and we welcome social experimenters from all over the world to hold similar events in their cities and upload their collections of artwork, expanding the influence of this open-source social experiment to a further extent. 

Who are we?

curator
Photographer

Tom Pless

Advisor

Zhiwei Li

Shuyu Li

Dulce Rivera

Margarita Levitova

Lance Ying​

Xiaoning Lyu

Founder

Xiaoning Lyu

Founder

Xiaoning Lyu

Founder

- A social experimenter​​

- Once an entrepreneur, now a natural science student traveling around the world (in San Francisco right now)

- What connects me with my life: to observe, understand and appreciate diverse forms of human lives

- A social experimenter​​

- Once an entrepreneur, now a natural science student traveling around the world (in San Francisco right now)

- What connects me with my life: to observe, understand and appreciate diverse forms of human lives

- A social experimenter​​

- Once an entrepreneur, now a natural science student traveling around the world (in San Francisco right now)

- What connects me with my life: to observe, understand and appreciate diverse forms of human lives

Social Experimenters