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MARTA FOFI

Marta Fofi’s artistic studies began at the Academy of Costume and Fashion in Rome, specializing in Jewellery Design in 1995.

In 1996, she did a Master Course in the Metal Arts in Pietrarubbia, under the direction of Arnaldo Pomodoro. This three-month experience greatly influenced her feelings of confrontation and collaboration that can only be achieved by spending time with other artists.

Soon after however, her rational and practical sides took over and she began to work as a freelance designer in various goldsmith workshops in Arezzo. After several years, her restless nature took her once again on a new journey as she searched for that part of her that she had yet to uncover and which her place of birth, hindered.

She came to Ibiza by chance in 2000 and worked at a number of odd jobs. At the same time, the creative atmosphere on the island inspired her and she began to experiment using unconventional materials such as textiles together with acrylic paints.

In 2004, she produced her own line of bags and t-shirts with subjects taken from her paintings. She began selling them in the prolific “hippy” markets on the island.

In 2012, she took a “textiles sketchbook” course with American artist Dorothy Caldwell, once again confronting herself with other artists, which led her to dedicate herself completely to her own artistic production.

In 2014, she took a two-week course in Techniques of Textile Printing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland. She then furthered her study of these techniques in 2015 at the University of the Arts London.

Hand printing has given her another means of expression that enhances her style with new textures and adds that element of error to her work that up to now was missing.

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

2016 17 October – 4 November “I’m not the prey”, Club Diario de Ibiza, Ibiza-Spain

2014 8-18 May “I was a serious woman” Can Curt San Agustí, Ibiza-Spain

2006 May “Heads” Bar Art Gallery Can Pou, Ibiza-Spain

2004 May “Marta Fofi: Tapices” Café Gallery La Ida, Madrid-Spain

2003 April “Martika” Art Gallery Centre cultural Mundo Mundial, Barcelona-Spain

2002 April “Martika” Bar Art Gallery Can Pou, Ibiza-Spain

2001 October “Martika” Palazzo Accorromboni, Gubbio-Italy

BIPERSONAL EXHIBITIONS

2016 11 November-11 December “Serious Dreamers” CueB Gallery, London-UK

2014/15 19 December – 6 January “La Tela Integrata” Spazio espositivo di Via Lucarelli, Gubbio-Italy

2004 April “Indigeni” Sale inferiori Palazzo dei Consoli, Gubbio-Italy

COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2016/17 24 November-14 January “Picture in translation” Air Project Gallery, Geneva-Switzerland

2015 13 February-15 March “OpenCueb 2015”, Cueb Gallery, London-UK

2014 29 November-1 December “BAF Bergamo Arte Fiera”, Bergamo-Italy

2014 5-9 November “PARATISSIMA” Torino-Italy

2014 31 July “Final Show” International Summer Courses – Biała ściana Gallery” The Strzemiński Academy of Fine Arts, Łódź-Poland

2014 30 May-12 June “Art Club: presentación revista 2014” Palacio de Congresos, Santa Eularia, IbizaSpain

2014 21 February-9 March “Sujeto: mujer” Can Jeroni San Josep, Ibiza-Spain

2013 7-26 June “Art-like” Marta Torres Gallery, Ibiza-Spain

2013 31 May-11 June “Art Club: presentación revista 2013” Palacio de Congresos, Santa Eularia, IbizaSpain

2013 16-26 May “Action force” Kala Art Gallery, Paris-France

2013 25-28 April “ART MONACO” Monte Carlo-France

2013 23 March – 21 April “Colecciones” Artic Blue Gallery, Ibiza-Spain

2012 October “Cualidad-Calidad” Articblue Gallery, Ibiza-Spain

2012 22 May-5 June “Art Club: presentación revista 2012” Palacio de Congresos, Santa Eularia, IbizaSpain

2005/06/07/08/09/10/11 July and August “Domingo del Arte” Outdoor Art Fair in different Ibiza‘s squares

2004 November and December “Supermercado del Arte” Centro cultural Ebusus, Ibiza-Spain

2004 June, July, August and September “Noche del Arte” Outdoor Art Fair in Las Dalias, Ibiza-Spain

2003 August, September, October “Noche del Arte” Outdoor Art Fair in Las Dalias, Ibiza-Spain

1996 “Movimenti di genio acrobata” Centro TAM, Pesaro-Italy

PUBBLICATIONS

Pacha Magazine n. 67 July 2017

Ibiza Art Guide 2014/15

Ruta del Arte Ibiza 2012, 2013, 2014

BlogBlog

Marta Fofi
Picture in translation

 

I met Yasmine last summer in Ibiza.

She came into my “Temporary Art Shop” (it’s a shop I share with my friend Beatrice Poggio) set up at the Can Domingo Restaurant.

She carefully observed my textile art and as we chatted, I found out that she was opening a gallery in Geneva, the Air Project Gallery, and the first exhibition would be a group exhibit entitled “Picture in translation”.

Women Artists who inspire me

20.05.2016.Women artists who have inspired me and still inspire me. Brave, nonconformists, provocative, ironic and poetic. Which have used the textile media in their artworks in various ways, each with their own personal style.

Streets of London

12.02.2015. I’m on the road again and this time the destination is London, a vibrant city teeming with sensory stimuli.

The Integrated Fabric Project

07.01.2015. The Integrated Fabric is an art project and exhibit conceived and curated by Francesca Nicchi and myself.

Arte Bergamo 2014

28.11.2014. Caterina Maggia has asked me to participate in Arte Bergamo and I’ve accepted. This means that I’ll be continuing my journey with Studio Ambre of Milan.

Paritissima 2014

04.11.2014. The year 2014 has been very busy but I’m still looking forward to exploring and understanding how the art world functions at various levels. For this reason, I’m taking part in the Paratissima Art Fair in Turin open to independent artists without the backing of a Gallery.

Project “Corvus”

29.07.2014. After taking a course in “Techniques of Textile Printing”, I am participating in a group exhibition organized by the Academy of Fine Arts in Lodz, Poland, with my art piece entitled “Project Corvus”.

I was a serious woman

07. 05. 2014. My first solo exhibition at an exhibition space in Ibiza will be at the Sala Can Curt, sponsored by the municipality of San José.

Sujeto: Mujer

20.02.2014. The schedule of the Festival Nacional Mirada de Mujeres” includes a group exhibition, Sujeto:Mujer, organized by Isa Sanz, artist and curator.

PortfolioPortfolio

MARTA FOFI

PORTFOLIOPORTFOLIO

ORDINARY

I CAN CHOOSE. Fabric collage,  hand embroidery over hand printed fabric, 21 x 30 cm 2105

I CAN CHOOSE 2.  Fabric collage, applique’ and hand embroidery over hand printed fabric, 21 x 30 cm 2105

NATURAL. Fabric collage, applique’ and hand embroidery over hand printed fabric, 21 x 30 cm 2105

NATURAL  2. Fabric collage, applique’ and hand embroidery over hand printed fabric, 21 x 30 cm 2105

LEGS IN LONDON 1 , Fabric collage, applique’ and hand embroidery over silkscreen 48×57 cm  2015

LEGS IN LONDON 2, Fabric collage, applique’ and hand embroidery over silkscreen 48×57 cm  2015

LEGS IN LONDON 3, Fabric collage, applique’ and hand embroidery over silkscreen 48×57 cm  2015

LEGS IN LONDON 4, Fabric collage, applique’ and hand embroidery over silkscreen 48×57 cm   2015

DIÁLOGO 1. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 29,5×25,5 cm 2013

DIÁLOGO 2. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 29,5×25,5 cm 2013

DIÁLOGO 3. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 29,5×25,5 cm 2013

DIÁLOGO 4. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 29,5×25,5 cm 2013

DIÁLOGO 5. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 29,5×25,5 cm 2013

COTIDIANO 1. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 26×30 cm 2013

COTIDIANO 2. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 26×30 cm 2013

COTIDIANO 3. Textile collage, hand embroidery, acrylic paint, 26×30 cm 2013

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Marta Fofi
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Marta Fofi is an Italian artist and designer who lives and works in Ibiza.

She uses bold, vivacious colours to define her eclectic style that speaks of identity with an ironic touch.
She likes to think that people enjoy looking at her artwork and that they share the same pleasure she experiences in creating it.
 
She likes to play and her work is a reminder that we must not take ourselves too seriously, and in order to create our own liberty we must seriously get in the game.
 
She works mainly with textiles as her means of expression and she experiments with techniques of hand printing that allow her to transfer her designs onto the textile.
Unlike drawing where corrections can be made, in printing there is that element of non-control that renders the possibility of making an error implicit, and she believes that the beauty lies in this imperfection.
 
She has taken part in a number of national and international art exhibitions and she enjoys collaborating with other artists.

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