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Antonella CIMATTI




Antonella Cimatti was born in1956 in Faenza. One of Carlo Zauli’s pupils at the Istituto Statale d’Arte per la Ceramica (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 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 been teaching Ceramic Design at the Istituto Statale d’Arte per la Ceramica (State School of Ceramics) in Faenza since 1979. Through the “Artist Fellowship Exchange, European Communities” – an initiative which promotes brief exchange periods between teachers in European schools – she has taught at Art and Design Institutes in both Portsmouth, England, in 1991 and at Turnhout, 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, Croazia Russia, South Korea, Australia, China), 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

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