Project Collaborators: No Longer Empty

Project team

Alex White-Mazzarella is the Founding Director and Manager of Artefacting. An artist & urbanist he sparked Artefacting as an initiative in utilizing art, collaboration and positivity as means of building community and engaging the pressing social and cultural issues at the community level. With courage, multiculturalism and global insight in hand, Alex is passionate about bringing diverse audiences together. Through Artefacting he conducts artistic interventions from the inside of a community out to spawn fresh perspective, possibilities and boost social cohesion.

He received his BA in economics at Clark University (2002) and studied Urban Planning & Architecture at Portland State University and Universidad Politecnica de Barcelona. He developed the Central Waterfront Planning and Design Competition as the Program Manager of Designing Hong Kong before moving to New York City to work as an artist - training under Hugo Bastidas, Phillip Sherrod and Larry Poons at the Art Students League. His work is in private collections in the USA, Europe and India and he exhibits regularly in New York City. is his personal website.

Originally from Madagascar, Iandry Randriamandroso received his BFA in 2004 from St. John’s University in Queens, NY and his MA in Community Arts in 2009 from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. Via the utilization of printmaking, graphic design, mural making, painting, book arts, mix-media and drawing Iandry brings his artistic vision, skills and concept with diverse. Stemming from his personal art practice and years of exhibition history, Iandry’s specialty lies in participatory lectures, designs workshops and art classes. His audience, diverse groups of people of different age and cultural backgrounds that come together through innovative projects in libraries, community centers, schools/universities, churches, museums and galleries.

As a Community Artist, Iandry’s work exemplifies that Art does contribute to positive change and impacts the lives of people and communities. His harmonious artistic vision, skills in team building and design concepts bring educational capacity and articulation to the Artefacting team. Iandry is continuously designing customized workshops and classes to meet the needs and nature of individuals and organizations. Via Iandry’s practice, participants discuss topics, express themselves, and learn art skills, and the value of collaboration through art making process. Iandry continues to work as an artist and Graphic Designer and splits his time between New York City and Dallas Texas.

Annalisa Iadicicco is a mixed-media artist working in installations and photography. Born in Italy, Iadicicco moved to New York in 1997 to pursue her creative career and study photography at the Fashion Institute of Technology. After working for several years with major movie and television productions she has returned to her roots to focus on creating art from raw found materials and photography. Iadicicco is currently working on a documentary on immigrant workers and is doing work with indigenous populations in South America. Her work has been included in various group shows in New York and Italy. is her personal website.