clara graziolino italian artist

CLARA GRAZIOLINO (Turin, 1975), is an Italian artist who works with clay in sculptures and site specific installations.
With a degree in contemporary history from the Turin University and a diploma from the Art and Restoration Institute of Florence, she moved to Madrid to deepen her knowledge of ceramic sculpture.
At the ECM Ceramics School, she developed her own vision and her personal approach to the field of contemporary ceramics.
Her artworks are unique handmade sculptures, designed and produced with high temperature ceramics, as in the Japanese tradition. Every part of the ceramic process is personally managed by the artist in her studios, with a special care for the surfaces, that she treats with her characteristic process of clay slips and glazes stratification.
Beside showing her work in art galleries and museums, Clara has also collaborated with renowned interior designers in Europe and United States, creating tailored artworks for many projects and spaces in New York, London, Milan and Moscow.
Clara Graziolino currently lives and works between Madrid and Turin.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016 CEART, Tomás y Valiente Art Center, Madrid (Spain). “Cotidiana, secondo tempo”, curated by Juan Carlos Moya Zafra
2015 Salomone & Travaglia studio, Torino (Italy)
Keramos Studio, “El Cortijo”, Palermo (Italy)
2014 Espacio de arte y cerámica ECM, Madrid (Spain). “Cotidiana”, curated by Manuel Sanchez-Algora
2011 L’Arte di Bobé Gallery, Palermo (Italy). “Silenzio, archivio delle cose non dette”
2009 CEART, Tomás y Valiente Art Center, Madrid (Spain). “Sueños, tres instalaciones”, curated by Juan Carlos Moya Zafra
Espacio Espora, Madrid (Spain). “Antes de que llegue el invierno”
2008 Sargadelos Gallery, Madrid (Spain). “Sueños, tres instalaciones”

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017 Accademia del Lusso, Palermo (Italy). “L’abito che abito”, curated by Floriana Spanò
2016 Bobez gallery, Palermo (Italy). “Cloisonné”, curated by Giuseppe Carli
2015 Galleria Regionale Palazzo Bellomo, Siracusa (Italy). “Ceramiche italiane tra storia e sperimentazione”, curate by Maria Reginella and Enzo Fiammetta
2013 Cerco 13 prize finalist works. Teruel Museum (Spain)
“Beyond function”, Target Gallery, Torpedo Factory Art Center, juried by Novie Trump. Alexandria VA (USA)
2012 “Un mare di creazioni”, L’Arte di Bobé Gallery, Palermo (Italy)
2009 “Desastres cotidianos”, curated by Mario Gutierrez. Espacio Menos 1, Madrid (Spain)
2008 “Simulacros: Naturaleza”, curated by Maite Camacho. Espacio Menos 1, Madrid (Spain)
Flecha, exposición de arte contemporáneo, Madrid (Spain)
2007 Group installation “Bosque”, curated by Ana Medinilla. Espacio Arnaldo, Madrid (Spain)
2006 Group installation “Bosque”, curated by Ana Medinilla. Sargadelos Gallery, Madrid (Spain)

ART FAIRS

2017 JUST MADRID, International emerging art fair, Madrid. Blanca Berlin Gallery
2014 ALMONEDA, Madrid. Jon Urgoiti Gallery
2012 ALMONEDA, Madrid. Jon Urgoiti Gallery
2011 ALMONEDA, Madrid. Jon Urgoiti Gallery
2010 ALMONEDA, Madrid. Jon Urgoiti Gallery
2009 ALMONEDA, Madrid. Jon Urgoiti Gallery
2008 ESTAMPA, feria internacional de arte multiple contemporaneo, Madrid. Catarsis Gallery
CERCO, Internacional contemporary ceramics fair, Zaragoza
2007 CERCO, Internacional contemporary ceramics fair, Zaragoza

PERFORMANCES

2014 Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid. Performance directed by Simone Forti
Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid “Video Plastique” Performance, directed by Jhon Richards and Weiwei Jin
2013 Reina Sofia National Museum, Madrid. Performer for Simone Forti “Dance construccions” during “+- 1961” exhibition
Espacio B, Madrid. “13 plumas” performance
2012 CosmoCaixa Museum, Alcobendas (Madrid).  “De Basura” performance for the 6th Salón internacional
de Reciclaje ReciclaMadrid
2011 Casa de Cristal, Madrid. “Silencio, archivo de lo que no decimos/Acción” performance
2010 Universidad Carlos III, Leganés (Madrid). Performance directed by Raquel Sanchez and Monica Valenciano
EL Beso, Madrid. “De Basura” performance
DT Espacio Escenico, Madrid. “Silenzio + Violeta” performance
2009 Aula 11, Madrid. “Silenzio” performance
“De Basura” performance for the 3rd Salón internacional de Reciclaje ReciclaMadrid
Noche de los Teatros, Madrid. Espacio Menos 1. “Silenzio”, performance
2008 ECM Gardens, Madrid. “Silenzio” performance
Pradillo Theatre, Madrid. Performer for the video-dance “Amarillo”, by Elena Merino
2007 Aula 11, Madrid. “Antes de que llegue el invierno” performance-installation
El Observatorio, Madrid. “Antes de que llegue el invierno” performance-installation
Aula 11, Madrid. “Danza de Papel” performance
Festival Menos1 en Escena, Madrid.“Antes de que llegue el invierno” performance
2006 Espacio Menos1, Madrid. “Danza de Papel” performance
Jardines ECM, Madrid. “Danza de Papel” performance
Casa de los Jacintos, Madrid. “Danza de Papel” performance
Jardines ECM, “Manos de barro” performance

PRIZES AND AWARDS

2017 28th Magrama Internacional Ceramics contest (Spain). First Prize
13th Aveiro International Biennial of Artistic Ceramics (Portugal). Finalist
2015 LXXXV LA Rambla Internacional Ceramics contest (Spain). Finalist
2014 XX Valladolid Internacional Ceramics contest (Spain). Finalist
5th Internacional Marratxí Biennial (Spain). Finalist
2013 13th Internacional Biennial Cerco 13 prize, Zaragoza (Spain). Honorific mention
Aveiro Internacional ceramics Biennial (Portugal). 2 finalist works
6th Talavera Internacional ceramics Biennial (Spain). 2 finalist works
2011 X Biennale Internazionale di Ceramica, Manises (Spain). Finalist
5th Talavera Internacional ceramics Biennial (Spain). Finalist
2007 19th M.A.P.A. Agriculture Ministry Ceramics Prize (Spain). Finalist
2006 ‘Pieza Unica’ Madrid council contest (Spain). Finalist
18th M.A.P.A. Agriculture Ministry Ceramics Prize (Spain). Finalist
2005 17th M.A.P.A. Agriculture Ministry Ceramics Prize (Spain). Finalist