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Biografy

Antonella Cimatti  was born in Faenza. One of Carlo Zauli’s pupils at the  Istituto d’Arte (State School of Ceramics) in Faenza, she went on to obtain a degree with distinction from the Accademia di Belle Arti (Fine Arts Academy) in Bologna.

She has been teaching Design at the Istituto d’Arte (State School of Ceramics) in Faenza since 1979.
She completed the following training internships abroad: Doban Decoration Technique (Toki-Gifu, Japan, 1981), Porcelain Filigree (Limoges, France, 1985) and Jewerly Design  (Portsmouth, Great Britain, 1988).

She has also taught for brief periods, through projects such as “Artist Fellowship Exchange, European Communities” in Art and Design Schools in Portsmouth, England, in 1991 and at Turnhout in Belgium in 1995.

From 1982 to 1986 she was involved in various artistic research movements which were theorized about by art critics including: “A Tempo e a Fuoco” by Vittorio Fagone and Gian Carlo Bojani, and “De Sculptura” with Filiberto Menna;  she has also taken part in numerous exhibitions throughout Italy and abroad with the group “La Nuova Ceramica” curated by Franco Solmi. In addition, since 1986, she has been designing in collaboration with Ceramica Flavia of Montelupo Fiorentino, Murano and Empoli (objects and lamps in glass), the old Fabbrica Casa Museo “Giuseppe Mazzotti 1903” in Albisola Marina, the Liverani-Spadoni Studios as well as with Laura Silvagni in Faenza. And is currently showing and competing in Italy and abroad (France, Spain, Slovenia, Russia, South Korea, Australia), winning awards and acknowledgments, the most prestigious being the Silver Prize, “The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea International Competition”.

Recently her works have been published in Ceramics Art & Perception  n°89/2012 , in New Ceramics The European Ceramics Magazine n° 4/ 2010, in D'A n°8/ 2011, cover and article and in Revista Cerámica n.º 122/ 2011

 

Recently she has been invited to participate in “2009 Nanfeng Kiln International Ceramic Work Camp” in Foshan, Guangdong, China where she created a sculpture using paperclay. In 2010 she has been invited in “paperclay | TODAY Artist Symposium”, in Laguna Beach, California  and in the shows: “2010 Second International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Teapot Art”, Shanghai, China; “Ceramica storia di donne, Tradizione e attualità a Faenza”, MIC Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, in Faenza, Italy. In 2011, she was invited to participate in the 54th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial, in the Italian Pavilion, for the Emilia Romagna region, and to the workshop  10 days at the Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale 2011, South Korea, Honorable mention at the Cheongju Craft Biennale,Cheongju, South Korea and she have held 2 workshops in New Delhi, Sanskriti Foundation.  In 2012 she had  Honorable mention with merit at The 4rd Taiwan Gold Teapot  exhibition at Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan, she was invited at the MunGyeong Chasabal(Tea Bowls) Festival 2012,South Koreaand in China in Shanghai 2012 third China International Pot Art Biennal Exhibition, and in Jingdezhen Jingdezhen International Ceramicexhibition. 2012-2013 Vaselle d’autore, arranged by Nino Caruso, Torgiano, Perugia , Italy.In 2013 has been artist in residence in Fuping FULE, China, preparing an installation for the Museum.

Workshop at Faculty of Art and Design  - Jan Evangelista Purkyne University,Prague, CzechRepublic.

 

 

 

She is member of World Crafts Council - Europe.

 

 

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Curriculum Vitae

Born

1956, Faenza, Italy

Education

1979 - Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Italy
Diploma of Fine Arts (student of Adriano Bacillieri, Daniele Degli Angeli e Mauro Mazzali).

1975 - Italian National Institute of Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
Diploma of “Magistero”, Thesis with Carlo Zauli.

1973 - Italian National Institute of Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy
Diploma of “Maestro d’Arte per la Ceramica” (Student of Aldo Rontini)

Specialization courses abroad

1981 - “Techniques of Japanese Ceramic Decoration”, Municipal Institute of Ceramics, Toki, Japan.
1985 - “Technique of Lithophaine on porcelein”, École Nationale d’Art Decoratif, Limoges, France.
1988 - “Jewerly Design”, Portsmouth College of Art and Design, England.


Teaching Experience

1979 to present: Professor of Ceramic Design, Italian National Institute of Ceramic Art Faenza Italy.

1995/Artist Fellowship Exchange, European Communities, Belgium.

1991/Artist Fellowship Exchange, European Communities, England.

1984/Workshop Giocare con l’Arte/ Children’s ceramics studio founded by Bruno Munari, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza, MIC, Faenza, Italy, (Catalogue).

1981/Art of Ceramic Sculpture, Summer Course for Japanese Ceramists/ Italian National Institute of Ceramic Art, Faenza, Italy.

working Experience

1985 to 2000: as a designer in “Hollywood Collection” , Flavia Manifatture Ceramiche Artistiche, Gruppo Bitossi, Montelupo Fiorentino, Firenze

Selected group exhibition - One and two person exhibition

2013 - workshop and exhibition at Faculty of Art and Design  - Jan Evangelista Purkyne University,Prague, CzechRepublic.

2013 - Artist in residence in Fuping FULE preparing an installation for the Museum. China

2012-2013 – Vaselle d’autore, arranged by Nino Caruso, Torgiano,Perugia, Italy (catalogue)

2012 - workshop paperclay in Vallauris Art Institute, Vallauris, Francia

2012 - The IV International Festival of Postmodern Ceramics, City Museum in Varazdin, Croazia

2012 - Cerco 2012 , Feria Y premio International de Ceramica Contemporanea, Zaragoza, Spain, (catalogue).

2012 - The 4rd Taiwan Gold Teapot Prize exhibition at Yingge Ceramics Museum, Taiwan.

2012 -  MunGyeong Chasabal (tea bowl) festival 2012, exhibition and workshop MunGyeong, South Korea (catalogue).

2012 -  International Contemporary ceramic art exhibition 2012, Jingdezhen festival 2012, China (catalogue).

2012 – 4X4, Vernice Art Fair, Forlì, Italy

2012 -Ceramics Now Exhibition, The Paintbrush Factory, Cluj-Napoca, and Budapest, Romania (catalogue).
2012 - 54th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial, in the Italian Pavilion, Turin, Italy (catalogue).

2011 - 54th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial, in the Italian Pavilion, for the Emilia Romagna region.

2011- workshop at the Gyeonggi International CeraMIX Biennale 2011, Korea.

2010 - “Light installations” , solo exhibition, Circolo “Torricelli”, Faenza, Italy.

2010 -  “8 scultrici in fortezza”, Bastione San Gallo, Fano, Italy.

2010 - “CERAMICA - STORIA DI DONNE, Tradizione e attualità a Faenza”, MIC Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche, in Faenza, Italy.

2010 -  “paperclay | TODAY Artist Symposium”, in Laguna Beach, California.

2009 -  “2010 Second International Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary Teapot Art”, Shanghai, China.

2009 - “ 2009 Nanfeng Kiln International Ceramic Work Camp”, Foshan, Guangdong, China.

2009 - “4° Bienal International De Ceramica “Ciudad de Talavera”, Talavera de la Reina, Spain, (catalogue).

2009 - “Cerco ‘09” , Feria Y premio International de Ceramica Contemporanea, Zaragoza, Spain, (catalogue).

2009 - “ I. International triennial of ceramics Unicum 2009", NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SLOVENIA, (catalogue).

2009 – “Festival of Contemporary art”, eventi collaterali, Atelier Cimatti, ospita Stefano Scheda, Faenza, Italy.

2008-2009 – "Ceramica Contemporanea: per un Museo di Arte Contemporanea in Fano", a cura di Gian Carlo Bojani, Palazzo Montevecchio, Fano (PU), Italy.

2008-2009 – “Trame di luce”, installazione, (One Person Exhibition) Atelier Cimatti, Faenza, Italy.

2008-2009 – “Biennale delle chiese laiche”, Massa Lombarda, Ravenna, Italy, (catalogue).

2008 – "Arte e Luce nella Ceramica di Deruta”, Fondazione Ceramica Contemporanea d’Autore Alviero Moretti, Deruta, Italy.

2008 – "Ceramiche per il Natale”, Chiesa di San Giuseppe, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Faenza, Italy.

2008 – “ Coree – Italie” Art contemporain : tableaux, céramique, Galleria Deburaux Aponem, Paris, (catalogue).

2008 – “Argillà Italia”, Faenza, Italy.

2008 – “Festival of Contemporary art”, Openstudio, Faenza, Italy , (catalogue).

2008 - “Antonella Cimatti porcellana e maiolica”, Associazione Suzuka, Palazzo Marchi, Imola, Italy (One Person Exhibition, Catalogue).

2008 - “Lilliput Ceramics” Worls Exhibition of Small & Miniature Ceramics, Cakavec & Opatija, Croatia.

2008 - “100E+ CERAMICHE PER IL PARADISO”, Gabbianelli, Cersaie, Bologna and Palazzo delle Stelline, Milan, and MIC (Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche), Faenza, Italy,(Catalogue).

2008 - “XXVIII Mostra del Presepe”, Castello Episcopio, Città di Grottaglie, Italy (Catalogue).

2008 - “Presepi”, Museo Internazionale Design Ceramico, Cerro, Laveno Mombello, Italy, (Catalogue).

2007 - “Universo bianco”, arranged by Matteo Zauli, Salone del Mobile, Galleria Bianconi, Milan, Italy, (Catalogue).

2007 - “The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea International Competition”, Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, South Korea, (catalogue).

2006 - “Vernice Art Fair”, Forlì, Italy, (catalogue).

2006 - “Antonella Cimatti Artista e designer”, Rovereto, Trento, Italy, ( One Person Exhibition, Catalogue)

2006 - “Ultratavola”, ADI, Abitare il Tempo, Verona, Italy, (catalogue).

2006 - “Craft Gallery”, The Russian Museum of Ethnography, in St. Petersburg, Russia.

2005 - “Sinus Fluentes”,Openstudio and Fontanonearte, Faenza, Ravenna, Italy, (Two Person Exhibitions).

2004 - “Il Museo della ceramica di Fiorano Modenese ”, Casa della Cultura, Balmes, Spain, (Catalogue).

2003 - “La forza della terra”, Nogaredo, Trento, Italy, (One Person Exhibition, Catalogue).

2003 - “1950/2000, Theatre of Italian creativity”, New York, USA, (Catalogue).

2002 - “La primavera di Faenza, Corea-Italia, esposizione della ceramica contemporanea”, Faenza, Italy, (Catalogue).

2002 - “Rose’s Choise”, International Museum of Women in Art, Scontrone, Italy (Catalogue).

1999 - “1° Concorso Internazionale del Cuco”, invited Artist’s Section, Nove, Italy (Catalogue).

1998 - “Aria orientale e occidentale”, 38ª Mostra della ceramica, Castellamonte, Italy, (Catalogue).

1998 - “Progetti e territori’98”, Abitare il tempo, Verona, Italy, (Catalogue).

1997 - “Flora Magna”, presented by Gian Carlo Bojani, Circolo degli Artisti, Faenza, Italy, (One Person Exhibition,  Catalogue).

1996 - “Trixial blend: clay, industry and technology”, Rodchester, New York, USA, (Catalogue).

1995 - “Hollywood Collection, Design 95”, Macef, Milano, Italy, (Catalogue).

1994 - “I designers per la ceramica di Montelupo”, Museo Acheologico e della Ceramica, Montelupo (Firenze), Italy (Catalogue).

1993 - “Progetti e territori ’93” Abitare il tempo, Verona, Italy, (Catalogue).

1991 - “Il design delle donne”, Museo dell’Arredo Contemporaneo, Russi (Ravenna), Italy (Catalogue).

1991 - “Arte e Ceramica in laboratorio” Exibition arranged by MIC Faenza, Lille, France (Catalogue).

1990/91 - “Memory’s containers”, Alessi, Milan, Italy, (Catalogue).

1989 - “Il design di ricerca e la Ceramica Bitossi”, by Flavia, MIC, Faenza, Ravenna, Italy, (Catalogue).

1987 - “Keramik aus Faenza”, Salzburger Museum Carolino Augusteum, Salzburg Austria, (Catalogue).

1987 - “Bee’s day”, design section arranged by Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, New York, USA (Catalogue).

1987 - “Kerstone”, Stand Bernini, Salone del Mobile, Milano, Italy

1986 - “Arte Fiera”, Cooperativa Ceramica d’Imola, Bologna, Italy (Catalogue).

1986 - “La Nuova Ceramica”, arranged by Franco Solmi, Seibu Store, Tokyo, Japan (Catalogue).

1986 - “Fajans-Majolika”, Prïmenjene Umetnosti Museum, Belgrade, Yugoslavia (Catalogue).

1985 - “Cravatta al Museo-Terzo Fuoco”, Palace of Nations, Pitti Uomo, Firenze, Italy.

1985 - “A very New generation of Italian art”, arranged by Enrico Crispolti, Fortezza Medicea, Siena, Italy (Catalogue).

1985 - “Gli Oggetti per Domus”, Centrodomus, Milano, Italy.

1984 - 85 “De Sculptura II”, arranged by Filiberto Menna, Bonaiuto Palace, Caltagirone, Catania, Italy, (Catalogue).

1984 - “Figure dallo sfondo”, arranged by Marilena Pasquali, Gallery of Modern Art, Ferrara, Italy, (Catalogue).

1984 - “Exempla ‘84”, Munich, Germany, (Catalogue).

1983 - “Ars Decorativa” arranged by Franco Solmi, Maggiore Gallery, Bologna, Italy (Catalogue).

1983 - “Aspetti della Ceramica”, arranged by Franco Solmi, Diamanti Palace, Ferrara, Italy (Catalogue).

1983 - Di Sarro Artistic Reseach Center, arranged by Enrico Crispolti, Rome, Italy (One Person Exhibition, Catalogue).

1983 - “Terre d’Italia”, arranged by Marilena Pasquali, Gallery of Modern Art, Ancona, Italy (Catalogue).

1982 -“Céramique 82” Architecture et Habitat, Abaye Saint- Germain, Auxerre, France (Catalogue).

Awards

2011-  Honorable mention, 7th Cheongju International Craft Competition, South Korea.

2011-  First Prize ex-aequo, Seapot-teapot competition , Portugal.

2009 - Selected competition and exhibition - “4° Bienal International De Ceramica “Ciudad de Talavera”, Talavera de la Reina, Spain, (catalogue).

2009 - Selected competition and exhibition - “Cerco ‘09” , Feria Y premio International de Ceramica Contemporanea, Zaragoza, Spain, (catalogue).

2009 - Selected competition and exhibition – “ I. International triennial of ceramics Unicum 2009", NATIONAL MUSEUM OF SLOVENIA, (catalogue).

2008 - Selected for the Exhibition - “The 26th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award”, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Australia, (catalogue).

2008 - Finalist, “28th International Ceramics Competition l'Alcora 2008”, Museu de Ceràmica de l’Alcora, Spain.

2008 - Finalist, “2008 Sidney Myer International Ceramic Award”, Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton VIC, Australia, in association with La Trobe University (Catalogue).

2007 - Finalist, "Concurso de Diseño y Nuevas Formas en Cerámica", LXXVII Exposición de Alfarería y Cerámica de La Rambla, Cordoba, Spain.

2007 - Silver Prize, “The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea International Competition”, Yeoju World Ceramic Livingware Gallery, South Korea, (catalogue).

2006 - Selected “Omaggio ad Albisola nella ceramica del ‘900”, 5° Rassegna Nazionale Albissola, Museo Civico d’Arte Contemporanea, Albissola Marina, Italy, (catalogue).

2005 - First Prize ex-aequo, “Sale in corpo”, Ente ceramica Faenza, Ravenna , Italy.

2004 - First Prize, “Il vaso officinale”, Collegno, Torino, Italy (Catalogue).

2003 - Gold medal, “Il piatto da tavola”, Faenza, Italy.

1994 - First Prize, “Un disegno per la tavola”, Montelupo Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy.

1992 - Third prize, “Steelite International European Design Awards 1992” Stoke-on-Trent, England.

1989 - Selected, “Premio Murano”, 3rd edition, Venezia, Italy (Catalogue).

1985 - First Prize, “Oggetto d’uso e d’arredo per la casa”, XXV^ Concorso Internazionale Gualdo Tadino, Perugia, Italy ( Catalogue).

1981 - Prize town hall of Reggio Calabria, “2° Concorso Nazionale della Ceramica”, Reggio Calabria, Italy, (catalogue).

Public Collections

Campionario, Istituto Statale d’Arte “Gaetano Ballardini”, Faenza (Ravenna), Italy (1975).

Collezione Ceramica Contemporanea, Istituto Statale d’Arte “Frangipane”, Reggio Calabria, Italy (1981).

Laboratorio di “Giocare con L’arte”, Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza - MIC, Faenza (Ravenna), Italy (1984).

Raccolta della Ceramica Contemporanea, Istituto Statale d’Arte “ F. A. Grue”, Castelli (Teramo), Italy (1986).

Archivio Industriale Bitossi, Montelupo Fiorentino (Firenze), Italy (1992).

Museum Ariana, Geneève, Switzerland (1989 and 2011)

Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza - MIC, Faenza (Ravenna), Italy (1989).Centro di Documentazione della

Piastrella di Ceramica Italiana, Assopiastrelle, Sassuolo (Modena), Italy (1995).

Museo della Ceramica, Raccolta Contemporanea, Castello di Spezzano di Fiorano, Fiorano Modenese (Modena), Italy (2000).

Museo Internazionale della Donna nell‘Arte, Scontrone (L‘Aquila), Italy (2002)

Giardino dell‘Arte, Istituto Statale d’Arte “Felice Faccio”, Castellamonte (Torino), Italy (2003).

Toki Municipal Institute of Ceramics, Toki-shi, Japan (2005-2008).

WOCEF collections, World Ceramic Exposition Foundation, South Korea (2007).

Placas de Artistas, Paseo Santa Lucìa, Nuevo Leòn, Messico (2008).

Coast City Art Gallery, Australia (2008).

Museu de Ceràmica de l’Alcora, Spain (2008).

Talavera de la Reina, 4° Bienal International de ceramica " Ciudad de Talavera" (2009).

Foshan Creative Industry Park, Foshan, China (2009)

Sèvres - Cité de la céramique, France (2011)

 

 
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