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Gazira Babeli has been living and working as an artist, performer and film-maker in Second Life since spring 2006. In September 2006 she published records of a number of "non authorized performances" on the web, capturing the attention of art critics and artists. Artists above all. She then became part of Second Front, a new international group of artists/performers dedicated to the formal, aesthetic, cultural and social exploration of a reality dubbed "virtual". She was involved in the launch of the first native artistic community in Second Life: Odyssey. In April 2007, after filming the movie/performance Gaz of The Desert, she staged an exhibition entitled [Collateral Damage]. The show, which gathered a year of work and experiences, was visited by over one thousand 'real' people.
Gazira Babeli has taken part in various festivals and events outside Second Life, including: Peam2006 (Pescara), DEAF07 (Rotterdam), Fabio Paris Art Gallery (Brescia and art fairs), iMAL (Brussels), PERFORMA 07 NYC (with Second Front). Her work has attracted the attention of publications such as El Pais, La Stampa, Liberazione, SPIEGEL ONLINE, Exibart, Kunstzeitung, CIAC, Flash Art, eXtrart and FMR White Edition. Most of Gazira Babeli's works are currently archived in the Locusolus region of Second Life.