Antonella Cimatti (Italy)
Faenza-born Antonella Cimatti was a student of Carlo Zauli at the Istituto d’Arte (State School of Ceramics) in Faenza, where she has been teaching Design since 1979.
She also received a degree with distinction from the Accademia di Belle Arti (Fine Arts Academy) in Bologna in 1979.
She has also taught for brief periods, through projects such as “Artist Fellowship Exchange, European Communities”, in Art and Design Schools in Portsmouth, England, in 1991 and at Turnhout in Belgium in 1995.
In 2011, she was invited to participate in the 54th International Art Exhibition at the Venice Biennial, in the Italian Pavilion and in 2016 at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions.
She has received numerous prizes, and acknowledgments, the most prestigious being the Silver Prize, from “The 4th World Ceramic Biennale 2007 Korea International Competition”. She is often invited to participate in international worshops and residencies. She is a member of the World Crafts Council – Europe.