bio

photo © paolo vanda

After her studies of litterature and languages (English, French and Russian)
she studies Illustration at the IED of Rome
In 2000 she wins a one year scholarship for specialization at the ESAG of Paris
From 2004 to 2012 she lives in Barcelona where she reaches The Art Factory  La Escossessa
2009-2014 she studies ceramics with Thomas Gruner

 

PRIZES & AWARDS

2016 Illustrators Exhibition - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy 

2015 Illustrators Exhibition - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy 

2013 selected/ Itaca contest - Italy

2012 selected/ Illustrators Exhibition - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy 

2012 SEP recipient: the Government of Mexico published 87,492 copies of "¡Estela, grita muy fuerte!"

2011 selected/ BIB Biennial of Bratislava

2009 selected/ CJ Picture Book Awards, Korea

2009 WINNER/ Premio Qwerty: Best children's book "¡Estela, grita muy fuerte!", Spain

2006 Annual Italian Illustrators (ed. Mondadori), Italy

2005 XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM)

2004 mention/ Iceberg, Bolonia

1999 cumulus: student scholarship

 

GUEST ARTIST

2016 798 International Art Festival of Beijing - Cina
2015 798 International Art Festival of Beijing - Cina
2015 Lecture / "ceramic techniques" - Sintra Gallery - Gothemborg, Sweden

 

selected EXHIBITIONS:

2018 solo/ Sculptural drawings - Sintra Gallery, Gothemborg, Sweden

2017 solo/ Daily News - Polarville, L'aquila

2016 solo/ Pirandello e Kafka - Polarville, L'aquila

2016 group/ Il tè di Alice - galleria Nuages, Milan. (Bookcity 2016)

2016 solo/ Le Grand Bo - Interno 14, Rome.

2016 group/ "Illustrators Exhibition" - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy (Italy, Japan, China tour)

2015 group/ "Portafortuna" - Spazio Varco arte contemporanea, l'Aquila

2015 solo/ Martina Vanda Works - Polarville, l'Aquila

2105 solo/ "Illustrated Ceramics" - Sintra Gallery, Gothemborg, Sweden

2015 solo/ "Siamo tutti pupi" - Teatro Villa Pamphilj Scuderie Villino Corsini, Rome

2015 group/ "Illustrators Exhibition" - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy (Italy, Japan, China tour)
         Itabashi Art Museum, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Kawara Museum, Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum

2012/2013 group/ "La Violenza Illustrata" - Casa delle donne Onlus, Bologna

2012 solo/ "VASILISA" - Love and Dissent Gallery, Rome

2012 group/ "Le Metamorfosi del Viaggiatore" - Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano

2012 group/ "Illustrators Exhibition" - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy (Italy, Japan tour)
         Itabashi Art Museum, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Yokkaichi Municipal Museum, Ishikawa Nanao Art
         Museum, Nagashima Museum

2011 group/ Ceramics - Maigallery, Rome

2009 group/ CJ Book, Korea 

2009 solo/ "Paintings from Setcases". Setcases, Spain

2006 group/ "Peer a colori". Ischia, Italy

2005 group/ "Artistas de LATERAL". Corte Inglés, Barcelona

2005 group/ BJCEM, XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean

2004 group/ "Iceberg" - Sala Borse, Bologna 

2003 group/ "Un certo sguardo". Fair Piú libri piú liberi, Rome.

2000 solo/ "Ultimo piano" - MANIDOPERA. Cittá di castello, Italy

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS:

 

L'Autre Aventure
to be release soon...!

Adone
Scienze e Lettere, Italy 2015

Sirene
Scienze e Lettere, Italy 2015

Ménage à Deux
TunnellingP editions, Italy 2014

El lenguaje de los arboles
editorial Fineo, Mexico 2014

Les fraises sauvages
Lirabelle editions, France 2014 
Orietal Babies & Kids Co., China 2014

“El elogio de la educación: 70 imágenes de ser maestro”. (AAVV)
Editorial FINEO, Mexico 2014

Je m'en vais 
TunnellingP editions, Italy

¡Estela, grita muy fuerte! 150.000 copies sold!
Editorial Fineo, Spain/Mexico 2008; 2018
Fineo/Rana, Balearic Islands 2009;
Editorial Fieno, 2014;
TunnellingP (auto)editions 2015;
 
Tajamar Editores, Chile 2010;
SEP: Secretaria de Educacion Publica, Mexico 2012, 100.000 copies;
Municipio de San Pedro, Mexico 2012 bought 500 copies;
Family Health Centers of San Diego, California 2012, adopted the book;
Fineo editorial, Mexico 2014, 10.000 copies;
WINNER premio QWERTY 2009 Spain, Best children's book.

 

Special Editions:ASTIST BOOKS

New perspectives in Drawings;
The Kitchen is in the Chicken;
Mon droit à la Paresse;
A wonderful life;
Merry Christmas

 

CLIENTS:

Feltrinelli Editore; Agenzia Contrasto; Ricerca e Cooperazione NGO; WEB Foundation Holland; El Pais Spain; Parramon Spain; Il Nuovo Rinascimento; Hamelin Associazione Culturale...

 

RETAILERS:

Milan: L'AFFICHE; B**K
Rome: NORA P; L'IMAGE; FOX GALLERY; museo MAXXI
L'Aquila: POLARVILLE
Siracusa: SUDESTASI CONTEMPORANEA
Paris: USAGI
New York: PSBROOKLYN

 

selected VIDEO INTERVIEWS / ARTICLES / PUBLICATIONS / CATALOGUES:

2016 - DPI Magazine. Art Quarter vol.13 / featured artist interview - Taiwan
2015 - INTERVIEW. ANSA
2015 - ITERVIEW. La Foresta
2014 - Décor Casa Facile / article - Italy
2012 - DPI Magazine "Illustrated Ceramics" / featured artist interview - Taiwan
2012 - "Manual para disenadores gràficos" - Ed. Parramon / Manual - Spain
2006 - Manual of italian illustrators - ed Mondadori / Catalogue - Italy
2006 - La Vanguadia - Documental. Spain / article - Spain
"Estela grita muy fuerte" appeared in El PaisDiari de BalearsNoticias.Tierra.es; Mercurio, Spain; ADN.esCope.esDiario de MallorcaDiario Siglo XXIEuropa PressPalma de MallorcaRTVE
2005 - Iceberg /Catalogue
2000 - Città di Castello, daily newspaper /article



 

 

 

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