Nettles Artists Collective is seeking creative women to be part of an embroidery, paint and collage group created by artist Montserrat Vargas. If you have already explored or want to explore any of these three techniques, we will be meeting every Tuesday from 6pm to 9pm at PUNTO space located at 325 West 38th Street, New York NY 10018.

RSVP: http://m.bpt.me/event/2902487

For more information please email: nettlesartists@gmail.com

Motivated by #theghostlightproject campaign that seeks “to create brave spaces that serve as lights in the coming years”, we decided to actively listen and create a platform for the values that this campaign brought to the surface: collective action, activism and community commitment.

Every participant will have an opportunity to showcase their work at our Nettles Salon Series, which embraces the spirit of the 17th century French salon gatherings which aim to inspire, provoke and engage through conversation.

If you have any specific materials you would like to work with please bring it on the first day of class. Other than that, bring your creativity and we will take care of the rest.

We speak Spanish, Portuguese and English and welcome everyone in our multi-cultural realm.

There is a $25/person per three hours session which will cover space rental expenses, social media marketing for the salon exhibition, basic materials to start the work, coffee, mate and tea.

RVSP: http://m.bpt.me/event/2902487

We imbue the American art scene with authentic, global voices and multidisciplinary collaborations by providing a platform for the performing and visual arts. www.nettlesartists.com Proud resident company at Punto Space. www.puntospace.com

Nettles Artists Collective busca mujeres para formar parte de un grupo de bordados, pinturas y collages creado por el artista Montserrat Vargas.

Motivadas por la campaña #theghostlightproject que busca “crear espacios valientes que sirvan de luces en los próximos años”, decidimos escuchar activamente y crear una plataforma para los valores que esta campaña sacó a la superficie: acción colectiva, activismo y compromiso comunitario .

Si ya ha explorado o desea explorar cualquiera de estas tres técnicas, nos reuniremos todos los martes de 18:00 a 21:00 en PUNTO space ubicado en 325 West 38th Street, Nueva York NY 10018.

Cada participante tendrá la oportunidad de mostrar su trabajo en nuestra Serie de Salón de Nettles, que abraza el espíritu de las reuniones de salón del siglo XVII que buscan inspirar, provocar y participar a través de la conversación.

Para obtener más información, envíe un correo electrónico a: nettlesartists@gmail.com

Hablamos español, portugués e inglés y recibimos a todos en nuestro ámbito multicultural.

Cada sesión es de $ 25 por persona por la suma de tres horas de trabajo, que cubre los gastos de alquiler de espacio, creación de marketing en medios sociales para la exposición del salón, materiales básicos para comenzar el trabajo, café, mate y té.



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Set Design and Production of Inside The Wild Heart, an immersive theatrical experience based on the works of Clarice Lispector created by Group.Br.

Conceived by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini
Directed by Regina Miranda
Produced by Roberta Fernandes and Group .BR

Andressa Furletti
Debora Balardini
Gonçalo Ruivo
Patricia Faolli
Ricardo Burgos
Kaká Carolina Wiederhecker Antunes

Original music by Sergio Krakowski and Mario Forte
Live music by Mario Forte

Set concept Regina Miranda and Andressa Furletti
Set design and production Montserrat Vargas
Light design Luiz Paulo Nenen
Costume Design Luiza Marcier

Direction assistant João Meira
Production assistant Corinthia Paul
Costume designer assistant Patricia Marjorie
Set design assistant Paola Emhardt, Beatriz Elena Lopez and Gaby Coll

INSIDE THE WILD HEART is a site-specific, fully immersive and participatory theatrical experience that transports audiences directly inside Clarice Lispector’s heart. The performance happens in a house setting where the audience can freely walk from room to room following the performers and interacting with the environment. Each room is an art installation inspired by a strong element in Clarice’s writing.

The show is a sensorial experience that encourages audiences to be active participants, rather than passive spectators, and engage with literature on a sensorial level. The show, created by Andressa Furletti and Debora Balardini and directed by Regina Miranda, integrates visual arts, film, music and performance art to embody the writer’s deepest feelings.The show goes along the lines of successful immersive theater productions in NY such as Then She Fell, Queen of the Night and Sleep no More.

November to December, 2016 at Immersive Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY.

Producer and Co-Creator of A Proteger el Agua I y II, an event of solidarity of Standing Rock with Nicolás Linares.

This is an Open Mic event based on the concept of water as the axis of creation and inspiration, previous registration to participate.
We are united in solidarity with our Native American brothers in Standing Rock.
Support Standing Rock through MUSIC, POETRY, VISUAL ART, Raffles, we’ll give general information and virtual conference.

November and December of 2016 at LibreríaBarco de Papel and Punto Space.


Reader- Performer of Fantasmas Borrachos by Juan Radrigán presented by LaMicro Theater, Escena Sur: Contemporary Chilean Plays II at The Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios, November, 2016.

Los Fantasmas Borrachos by Juan Radrigán, Directed by Stebos (Stefano Boselli), (Spanish with subtitles), Translated by Curtis Russel and Leonardo González, panel discussion and reception following performance.


Co-Creator and Producer of VICTOR JARA Tribute 43 years from his assassination.

With Rodrigo Peña-Lang, Gonzalo Isaac Paredes and Franco Valdés.

Today we celebrate justice! an evening of songs, poetry and images remembering Victor at Hell Phone – Bushwick, Brooklyn. July 30th 2016.

A House of Skin and Bone Flyer

Co-Director and Playwright of A House of Skin and Bone a physical theater play inspired by the book The Dark Cave Between my Ribs by Loren Kleinman. A House of Skin and Bone  is being produced by Nettles Artists Collective and co-directed with Sandie Luna as an effort to decode the language of depression and addiction by using art. The official debut of A House of Skin and Bone will be at the end of National Poetry Month and the beginning of National Mental Health Awareness Month in 2017.

Montserrat also created the visual for the flyer using collage technique.


Writer and Visual Artist contributor of InnerCity Times (Open Mic, Gallery Art and Virtual Magazine for hispanic talent in NYC) Since it’s beginning, Inner-city, has provided physical spaces as well as virtual venue for those that are looking for a place to display and express their talent. Here you can take a look on Montserrat’s work

The woman with a million hearts

Visual Artists, creator of the art cover book “The Woman With a Million Hearts” written by Loren Kleinman.
Technique: Handmade Collage.


Since February, 2016 Montserrat is contributor of ViceVersa Magazine

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Visual Artist, Group Exhibition BOPDY/SPACE ;An exploration of the body experienced through art. Curated by Emily Faber at Rabbithole Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn with Creative Girls of New York,  Girl Party & My Body Does. March, 2016.

oct performing with Group.Br

Performing as Angela for Group .BR  an improvisation for their new play called A Breath of Life inspired by Clarice Lispector writing.
“Maybe I created Angela in order to have a dialogue with myself? I invented Angela because I need to invent myself. Angela is a startled woman. I write at midnight because I am dark. Angela writes by day because she is almost always happy light. She’s not stagnant. Beyond her I can barely see, beyond her begins whatever I don’t know how to say. Between the “yes” and the “no” there is only one way: choosing. Angela chose “yes.” She is so free that one day she’ll end up in jail. “In jail for what?” “For excessive freedom… Because freedom offends.”

 at Immersive Gallery . photo by Livia Sá Photo Video Film

October, 2015. Brooklyn-NYC.

showing with Group.Br

Visual Artist, Showing two pieces of my last series of work at Immersive Gallery; Some of the Three States of Depression and Some of the Three States of Anxiety. Invited by Group. Br. October, 2015. Brooklyn-NYC.

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Photographer and Set Design, in collaboration with Siobhan Antonioli for her worked with the character Swampira.  (NYC, 2015)

performance at Punto

Performing La Mordida; the Bite and the Bitten. For this performance, I worked with the meta concept for the 10th anniversary celebration of Nettles Artists Collectiv, my artistic home.

October, 2015. Manhattan – NYC at Punto Space.

La Micro- Oct 17

Performer, reading the chilean play called La Enfermera del General, produced by LaMicro Theater at Word Up Books. With Giordano Cruz, Debora Athena and Roberto Sanabria.

October, 2015. Manhattan – NYC.

walking art interventionOctober 9 - pao & beatriz

Performer at The Walk Art Intervention is a project created by Paola Andrea Emhardt and Beatriz Elena López convoking artists to present their work  in the subways stations of Jackson Heights station, Rego Park and Forest Hills. Thanks Yvonne Shortt Founder and Executive Director of RPGA Studio, Inc for this opportunity and for belived in this project.

September, 2015, Queens-NYC. Photos by Kevin Jimenez.

Montserrat Vargas at Inner City Times NYC

Poet (and the Visual Artist of the month of August 2015), monthly participant of  Inner City Open Mic, organized by Alejandro Barragan.
They published one of my poems in their first magazine
and here you can listen one of my work.

Jonathan Hart Makwaia & Linda Wise with La MorbidLa Mordida June 5th, Punto Space, Pannyc 2015

Visual Artist, Invited by Nettles Artists Collective to exhibit part of #LaMordidaProject at Punto Space as part of an evening demonstration, short lecture and reception of Possession & Interpretation Workshop by PantheatrePanNyc is an annual training intensive, directed by Enrique Pardo and Linda Wise and produced by the Nettles Artists Collective since 2009.    June, 2015 NYC

La Mordida at MassBliss2015a

Performing  La Mordida: The Bite & The Bitten at Mass Bliss Festival, MA.  July, 205.

The Dark Side of the Woods by Nettles Artists Collective

Performer and Creator of the image and the banner for the The Dark Side of The Woods a physical theater play created by Nettles Artists Collective, to be presented at the Mass Bliss Festival The Berkshires, MA. July, 2015

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Visual Artist, Invited by Group.Br to exhibit part of #LaMordidaProject at Immersive Gallery. August, 2015.

spring under the 7 poetry

Poet, at a poetry event called Seven Under the 7, created by Centro Cultural Barco de Papel Guests: Montserrat Vargas (Chile ),  Lucia Reyes (México) and Milena Carvajal George (Colombia) (May, 2015)

the unconsciuss fear

Performer, at Mouthful Annihilation a Performance-Installation created with Andressa Furletti for Movement Research Open Performance. More information, here. November 2014.

foto qualia

Performer at the Arts in the Gardens Qualia-Gardens Installation and Performance Art by LEIMAY.

Photo By: Shige Moriya

Qualia –Gardens brings together company dancers, local artists, and members of LEIMAY’s community class to explore the garden space as a place of constant regeneration, rebirth and contemplation.

NYRP’s Gil Hodges Community Garden, Brooklyn, New York.Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Academy of Music, BAM.

Direction, Choreography, and Installation: Ximena Garnica and Shige Moriya

Additional Choreography: Andrea Jones and Georgia Johnson

Performers: Janine Cunningham, G.J. Dowding, Ximena Garnica, Laura Hunt, Georgia Johnson, Andrea Jones, Ben Korta, Chris Lunney, Anna Platt, Billy Poorten, Phyllis Ma, Allison Mikulewich, Nina Mushinsky, Jose Rivera Jr, Aya Satoh, Alfredo Tauste, Montserrat Vargas, Mel Yamamoto, and Raul Zbengheci.

Composer: Jeremy D. Slatert

August, 2014.

cooking by elisa, reading

Performer, I participated in the reading: Cooking with Elisa by Lucía Laragione. Directed by Berioska Ipinza. Featuring Ana Veronica Muñoz (Nicole) ,Yadira de la Riva (Elisa), and Montserrat Vargas (Stage Directions). This reading was done in collaboration with Department of Theatre and Communication, Historical Memory Project and LaMicro Theater. May, 2014 NY. 


Theater Faciliator, (2012-2013) with Reka Polonyi. Facilitator of Theater Workshop at IMI; theater for Spanish speakers who wanted to learn English through theater games under the support of Make the Road and Immigrant Movement International organizations in Queens, New York.

marry me, installationcarbonation (work in progress)

Performer and Visual Artist in residence with Forward Flux Productions at TheaterLab

You May Not Belong a culminating exhibition of 13 resident multi-disciplinary artists selected to create collaborative works in three weeks, investigating the theme of citizenship.

To take a look of our process, click here.

Mezzo-soprano Singer for the International Brazilian Opera Company – iboc performances of March 7th & 8th, 2013 at Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch College, NYC.

Apple of my eye. Montserrat VargasMontserrat Vargas, Apple of My Eye. Teatro Círculo 2013

Assistant Director and Performer at Apple Of My Eyefirst professionally produced play written and acted by an actress with Down Syndrome.  Watch the video here. NYC, 2013.