ALONG SIDE VENICE ART BIENNALE 2019
“Look OF | ON Women” is the new exhibition organized by CEA – Concilio Europeo dell’Arte at InParadiso 3030 Gallery alongside the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia which continues CEA’s project to delve into and enhance the female figure in Art.
The renovated location next to the magnificent Basilica dei Frari, in the historic center of Venice, hosts contemporary art exhibitions supporting CEA’s cultural projects.
The new exhibition presents works by female and male artists who, through different and complementary expressive techniques, establish a dialogue from which sensitivity to natural elements and feminine elegance emerge, questioning the audience about the cultural identity of feminism and women’s social role.
For the occasion, the Concilio Europeo dell’Arte presents artworks by international renowned artists such as the American photographer Alexa Miller, who tells the elegance of the feminine movements with her shots, the innovative and bright video performances of the Thai Kawita Vatanajyankur (who presented her complete last series “Performing Textiles” at the solo- exhibition hosted at InParadiso 3030 until July 2019), while the Croatian Tea Bičić paints with rapid brush strokes natural elements on canvas and wood trying to capture their essentiality. The male artistic look prediliges to investigate the physical presence/absence of women: Anthony Fachin takes us back to the corporeality of female movement while Ramiro takes us into the world of dreams to discover light and indistinct memories. He paints only from life, searching for accuracy beyond physical appearance to reach the psychological state of his subject.
ANGEL RAMIRO SANCHEZ | Angel Ramiro Sanchez was born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. At age 14 he began five years of apprenticeship with the realist painter, Abdon J. Romero, an eminent specialist in murals for churches and public buildings. He soon moved to Florence, Italy, where he studied at the Accademia di Belle Arti, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1997. At the same time, he was enrolled at The Florence Academy of Art where he received a diploma in Painting. He has been teaching at The Florence Academy of Art since 1997, and is currently Director of the Advanced Painting Program.
KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR | She achieved significant recognition since graduating from RMIT University (BA, Fine Art) in 2011. In 2015 she was a Finalist in the Jaguar Asia Pacific Tech Art Prize and curated into the prestigious Thailand Eye exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London. In 2017, her work has been curated into “Islands in the Stream” exhibition by Alamak!project in collaboration with Concilio Europeo dell’Arte alongside the 57th Biennale di Venezia; into Asia Triennale of Performing Arts at the Melbourne Arts Centre, as well as ‘Negotiating the Future’ curated exhibition of the Asian Art Biennial Taiwan. In 2018, she showed her works as part of the Bangkok Art Biennale 2018. In 2019 the InParadiso 3030 Gallery hosted her works of the Series “Performing Textiles” alongside the 58th Biennale di Venezia. Vatanajyankur’s work is held the National Collection of Thailand and in museums or private collections worldwide.
ANTHONY FACHIN | He was born in Vicenza and graduated at the Artistic High School in Rome. He cooperates with the laboratory La Bottega Veneziana as a sculptor, also working for the scenes of the “Don Carlos” represented at the Scala Theatre in Milan. In 1999 he is selected to attend a three years course called “Arte della Medaglia” and since 1998 he exclusively works with Concilio Europeo dell’Arte. Versatile artist in using different painting techniques, though he specifically prefers a paste of tempera and egg yolk mixture, as old “maestri” suggest.
TEA BIČIĆ | After completing the School of Applied Arts in Pula, Tea Bičić graduated in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice. Since 1996 she has exhibited in around forty solo exhibitions and took part in more than one-hundred collective ones in Croatia and abroad, receiving numerous awards and acknowledgements. She is member of HDLU Istria (Croatian Association of Artists in Istria) and one of the founders of POOLA Gallery in Pula. Since 2014, she has been working as program coordinator of Labin Town Gallery.
ALEXA MILLER | Renowned American photographer, she trusts that there is beauty everywhere. She knows that there is a beautiful energy that connects all things, and try to convey that in her images.