Gallery Owner, Art Dealer. Member of UEEA (Unione Europea Esperti d’Arte). Member of the Selection Committee of ArtRooms London, Seul.
Dancer, performer. Member of WADF (World Artistic Dance Federation) and CID (Conseil International de la Danse – UNESCO) in Paris.
‘Lady HellHeaven’ is an atypical professional to the crossroad of manifold experiences in balance among institutionalism and nonconformism, in which the different worlds of visual and performing arts meet and coexist.
Her professional history begins with a degree in Modern Art with honors at the chair of Prof. Maurizio Calvesi at Sapienza University of Rome. Correlator of her thesis is Claudio Strinati, illustrious art historian and Superintendent for the Capitoline Museums. For a short time Stefania run seminars at the Chair of Art Criticism at La Tuscia University in Viterbo with Prof. Sergio Rossi.
After some collaborations with the scientific commettee of important exhibitions (among others: ‘Scienza e miracoli nell’arte del Seicento. Alle origini della medicina moderna’, Roma, Palazzo di Venezia, 1998) she turns her interest to performing arts, dealing full time with experimental and avantgarde theater and dance under the name of Omari Tessala Marax.
Her career as a dancer, teacher and performer knows important achievements until 2017 with the staging and direction of the pièce “Fra menti e danza” at Teatro di Villa Torlonia in Rome, in collaboration with Iskandar Dance Company and Suraya Hilal Dance Company (UK).
Stefania’s innate vocation for experimentation leads her to elaborate a personal synthesis between choreutical languages giving life to Danse Libre: a hybrid form in which the spirit of butoh coexists with a European sensibility, filtered by the legacy of historical avantgardes and German expressionism (Mary Wigman in first).
She is also the creator of the Belly Zen © method, to which she dedicated a recent publishing.
Since 2014 Stefania has been a regular member of WADF (World Artistic Dance Federation) and CID (Conseil International de la Danse – UNESCO) in Paris.
Starting from 2017 Stefania returns on visual arts. She opens 11 [HellHeaven] Art Gallery focusing on visual and performative art in the specific avant-garde segment. Among the numerous projects she presented in Italy and Europe during the year, BeDifferent Art Show sees an extraordinary public recognition in Venice during the finissage of 57th Biennale. In 2018, 11 [HH] is on the Sponsors’ Board for ‘Borghi of Italy – No(F)earthquake“, a Collateral Event of 16.Biennale Architettura in Venice featuring ‘Albero Sonico’ by the artist Marco Guglielmi Reimmortal.
In 2019 Stefania opens a new showroom in Miami, FL in order to consolidate 11 [HH] brand on the international scene.