Claudia Bernardi is an internationally known visual artist who works in the fields of human rights and social justice. She works in installations, sculpture, and printmaking, and collaborates in projects with dance, theater, and spoken word.
She has worked for over 20 years locally and internationally designing art–in–community projects for political refugees and survivors of torture from Latin America. Most recently she has focused on developing art–in–community projects to be carried out in countries at war or in postwar periods.
She has exhibited her work globally, including Tucson Museum; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art; Hiroshima Peace Center, Japan; Center for Building Peace, Northern Ireland; University of Haifa, Israel; Center for Latin American Studies at University of California at Berkeley; Carl Gorman Museum at University of California at Davis; Galeria Habana, Cuba; DAH Gallery, Belgrade, Serbia, and Montenegro.
A 2004 recipient of an honorary doctorate in fine arts, doctor honoris causa, Bernardi has worked in association with the Argentine Forensic Anthropology Team, exhuming mass graves in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Ethiopia.