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.
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
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
2018 22-24 June “Gli altri: visto da vicino nessuno è normale” Cotonfioc Festival, Genova-Italy
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
Pacha Magazine n. 67 July 2017
Ibiza Art Guide 2014/15
Ruta del Arte Ibiza 2012, 2013, 2014