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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 (collaborating with, amongst others, Heike Makatsch and Stefan Raab) and then became Promo Production Producer for the Italian offices of Orbit Communications Network, Sky, Universal and National Geographic Channel.
Parallel she pursuid her artistic research, experimenting with a multitude of different materials and textiles that she transforms into large, abstract wall hangings.
In 2013 she decided to dedicate her time entirely to her artistic career.
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 to express the social and cultural conflicts she experiences in her daily life, making her work both visually and conceptually very dynamic and contemporary.

MOST SIGNIFICANT EXHIBITIONS

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
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

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
2016 winner 4 th International Emerging Artist Award category ‘Mixed Media’, Dubai, UAE

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)