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Born in Munich, Germany, Tania Welz has lived and worked in Rome for over 20 years.
Welz set out as a painter but soon felt that the two-dimensional surface of the canvas and the use of paints and brushes were limiting her creativity. She felt the need to bring a sculptural element into her work but at the same time, she wanted to avoid the hardness and rigidity associated with traditional sculpture. At this point, she turned to textiles, experimenting with a variety of materials and textures that she transformed into large, abstract fiber art wall hangings.
Her work is not only arresting in terms of colour and composition, but also entices the viewer through presenting different elements in a work in intriguing juxtapositions. If the great masters of the past revealed their interior world through the strength and the thickness of the brush stroke, Welz achieves her results through tearing apart, rebuilding, padding and burning her motifs.
Welz contrasts the textures and physical characteristics of many different fabrics but is also well aware of their cultural and social history, giving her works a highly loaded significance. Silk and velvet are related to power and fashion, for example, while jute is connected with hard work and slavery. These elements result in wallhangings that are both visually and conceptually very dynamic and contemporary.


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
‘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


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


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


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