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BIO

Tania Welz head shot bassa res

Born in Munich, Germany, Tania Welz has lived and worked in Rome for over 20 years.

Welz started her career as a TV producer for VIVA TV in Germany, later becoming Promo Production Producer for the Italian offices of Orbit Communications Network, Sky, Universal and the National Geographic Channel. Concurrently she pursued her artistic research, experimenting with a multitude of different materials and textiles, transforming them into large abstract wall hangings.

In 2013 she made the decision to dedicate her time entirely to her art.

Welz aims at an unconventional use of fibers, choosing fabrics and materials destined to be recycled, connecting them to each other through cuts, assemblages, burns and padding, creating large abstract works with a strong chromatic and textural impact. Through the juxtaposition of poor materials (such as recycled jute) with rich fabrics or precious inserts (gold, silk, brocade), the artist offers a perspective of transformation, thus evoking the ancient “opus alchemicus,” which, being archetypal, is inherent in everyone.

Her work is an emergence of wefts, in which the viewer is called to participate – visually evocative, dynamic and contemporary.

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MOST SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS

2019

27.06. – 27.09  ‘la luce della materia’, Solo showing, Palazzo Naiadi, Rome, le Dame Art Gallery, curator Gianfranco Valleriani

29.03. – 29.06. The dedicate anthology, Palazzo Naiadi, Rome, le Dame Art Gallery, curator Gianfranco Valleriani
collective showing with the partecipation of Marco Tamburro, Kim KwanSoon, Gerald Bruneau, Antonella Catini, Alice Padovani, Maupal, Fiorenzo Zaffina, Virginio Favale, Akelo, Patrizia Montedoro
22.03.-24.03. Artrooms Rome – International contemporary Art fair for independent artists
27.02. – 28.04. Personal showing, Gallery Benjamin Eck, Munich, Germany
2018
‘Between Two Seas / LA International’ Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, United States of America, curator Luigia Martelloni
group showing with Wim Wenders, Scherezade Garcia, Andy Moses, Mei Xian Qiu, Yossi Govrin, Uemon Ikeda, Alberti Vannetti, Lynn Aldrich, Jay Mark Johnson, Luigia Martelloni
Elevision, group showing, Dubai, Abu Dabi, UAE
‘Le trame del Mondo – Interlacement’, personal showing, curator Raffaela Salato, PiazzadiSpagna9, Rome, 2018
World Art Dubai, Showcasing winning artwork ‘All you can(not) leave behind’, International Emerging Artist Award 2016, Dubai, UAE
WIA Expo 2015 (Warsaw International Art), Warsaw, Poland, 2015
8th international fiber art biennale 2014, Nantong, China, 2014
Premio internazionale Limen arte 2011 Vibo Valentia, Italy, 2012
‘La Materia Ri-Nata’, Galleria Modulo M4, Macro, La pelanda, Rome, Italy, 2012
Festival internationale dell’arte, Embassy of Iraq, Roma, Italy, 2011
Opera Unica Rome, Italy , RvBArts Rome, Italy , Qibab Art Gallery Abu Dhabi, UAE,2010
Traasart Gallery Rome, Italy, 1213 Gallery Rome, Italy, 2009
Gard Gallery Rome, Italy, Clandestini Foundation Rome, Italy, 2006

AWARDS

2016 winner 4 th International Emerging Artist Award category ‘Mixed Media’, Dubai, UAE
2010 25th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition selected by Juror Ms. Megan Fontanella, Assistent curator , Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, for a review in ArtisSpectrum Magazine, New York

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

Dutch Railway Network Prorail

ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ART

Co-creator, co-author and presenter of the TV art – magazine ‘Art2Art’ (see part-1, see part-2), Artchannel China (艺术人文)

Pubblications

2016 The Best of 2016, 4th International Emerging Artist Award,page 86
2014 8th From Lausanne to Bejing Fiberart Biennale Catalogue, page 171, ISBN 978-7-112-18456-9
2014 Percorsi d’Arte in Italia, Enzo le Pera,ISBN 978-88-498-4249-4
2011 Premio Internazionale Limen Arte, 3rd edition, page 223,
2010 Artis Spectrum, Profiles of Contemporary Art and Artists, Vol.23, May 2010, page 37