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essential biography

Maria Cristina Carlini starts working ceramies towards the beginning of the 1970s in Palo Alto, California, where she follows a specialized course and trains for two years. From 1975 she practices and teaches the wheel work in Brussels, where meanwhile she has moved. Once she comes back to Italy in 1978, she opens her own studio in Milan.

She received several awards.
She is nominated as a Guest Professor at the Shandong University of Art and Design of Jinan.

Several publications have marked the artistic career of Maria Cristina Carlini over the years; it is worth mentioning those published by Mudima and Skira.

Many important critics wrote about her, such as: Luciano Caramel, Claudio Cerritelli, Martina Corgnati, Gillo Dorfles, Carlo Franza, Flaminio Gualdoni, Yakouba Konaté, Elena Pontiggia.

Exhibitions
2016 Milan, MyOwnGallery - Superstudio Più, Purposes of place curated by Flaminio Gualdoni
  Milan, Superstudio Più, the monumental work Obelisco and the sculptures Libri are exhibited on the occasion of the Salone del Mobile - Milan Design Week
2015 Milan, Parco dell’Arte at Idroscalo, on the occasion of the EXPO the monumental sculpture Vento, 4 meters tall and made of corten steel and salvaged wood, is permanently exhibited at the entrance East
2014 Fiera Milano Rho, South Gate, the monumental sculpture La nuova città che sale/The new rising city, 10m tall and made of corten steel and wood, visible also during EXPO 2015, is permanently located
  Milan, Italy, Plaumann Art Gallery, group exhibition
  Zagreb, Croatia, Italian Cultural Institute, solo exhibition curated by Martina Corgnati
  Strasbourg, France, Italian Cultural Institute, solo exhibition curated by Martina Corgnati
  Cologne, Germany, Italian Cultural Institute, solo exhibition curated by Martina Corgnati
2013 Milan, Italy, Spazio Tadini, group exhibition, Coreografia d’Arte/Art Choreography 2013
  Milan, Italy, Gallerie d’Italia - piazza della Scala, she takes part in the group exhibition Wunderkammer. Arte, Natura, Meraviglia ieri e oggi/Wunderkammer. Art, Nature, Wonder yesterday and today curated by Lavinia Galli and Martina Mazzotta
  Padua, Italy, Ex-Macello, group exhibition Futuro Anteriore. Le Arti della Ceramica/Future perfect - The art of ceramics curated by Mara Ruzza
  Varese, Italy, Villa Recalcati, the work Bosco is permanently positioned in the park
  Royal Castle of Govone (Cuneo), Italy, anthological exhibition Maria Cristina Carlini. Fare secondo Natura/Do according to Nature curated by Martina Corgnati
  Hong Kong, she takes part in the Link Art Fair Hong Kong, a concurrent event with Art Basel - Hong Kong and exhibited at the Italian Consulate General in Hong Kong
  Milan, Italy, Bocconi University, solo exhibition
2012 Milan, Italy, Fondazione Mudima and Fondazione Stelline, solo exhibition curated by Flaminio Gualdoni
  Paris, France, Artcurial, AD Interiors 2012 fair
  Varese, Italy, Villa Recalcati, head office of the Province of Varese, solo exhibition on the occasion of the show Scultori a Villa Recalcati/Sculptors at Villa Recalcati curated by Flaminio Gualdoni
  Milan, Italy, Gruppo Sole 24ORE, AAM fair, she takes part in the 4th edition
2011 Rome, Italy, Archivio della Scuola Romana, group exhibition Lo scultore, la terra. Artisti e ricerche 1920-2011/The sculptor, the earth. Artists and researches 1920-2011 curated by Flaminio Gualdoni and Netta Vespignani
  Rongcheng - Shandong, China, the work Fortezza II/Strength II is permanently installed
  Miami, U.S.A., Corpus Christi Catholic Church, the monumental work Icaro/Icarus opens the new Sculpture Park and is permanently positioned
  Milan, Italy, Ex-Ansaldo, Merci Beaucoup!, project by Superstudio Più for Fuori Salone 2011
  Milan, Italy, Gruppo Sole 24ORE, AAM fair, special guest of the 3rd edition
2010 Miami, U.S.A., Sculpt Miami Fair, Art Basel Miami Beach collateral event, monumental sculptures exhibition. La Vittoria di Samotracia/The Victory of Samothrace is permanently positioned at Miami Dade College
  Shanghai, China, People’s Square, the monumental sculptures Fortezza II/Strength II and Legami II/Links II are exhibited in conjunction with the World Expo 2010. Later, the work Legami II/Links II is permanently exhibited in the Sculpture Park
  Beijing, China, IV Art Biennial, NAMOC, National Art Museum of China, the work Danzatrici/The Dancers becomes a part of the permanent collection
  Tianjin, China, (twinned with Lombardy) the monumental sculpture Letteratura II/Literature II is permanently positioned
  Jinan, China, Shandong University of Art and Design, solo exhibition, the work Legami III/Links III is permanently exhibited
  Castello di Racconigi (Cuneo), Italy, International Sculpture Biennial at Racconigi 2010, group exhibition curated by Luciano Caramel
  Denver, U.S.A., Auraria and Rocky Mountain College of Art+Design, the two works Madre/Mother and Out & Inside are permanently exhibited
  Beijing, China, Forbidden City, solo exhibition Colloquio tra giganti/Conversation amongst giants
  Beijing, China, Italian Embassy, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and China the monumental work Viandanti/Wanderers is permanently located
  Reggio Calabria, Italy, Aragonese Castle, solo exhibition; on the Lungomare Falcomatà the sculpture Monumento al Mediterraneo/Monument to the Mediterranean is in permanent exhibition
2009 Venice, Italy, Guggenheim Collection, presentation of the monograph Maria Cristina Carlini curated by Yakouba Konaté
  Madrid, Spain, Italian Cultural Institute, solo exhibition curated by Gillo Dorfles
  Madrid, Spain, monumental sculptures hosted in Calle Mayor, Paseo de la Castellana, Calle de Juan Bravo, Plaza Alfredo Mahou. The exhibition is curated by Gillo Dorfles
  Loreto, Italy, Cantine del Bramante, solo exhibition curated by Carlo Franza; the sculpture Pellegrini/Pilgrims is permanently located in the Porta Marina Gardens
  Paris, France, Mairie du V arrondissement, Place du Panthéon, Place de la Sorbonne, Rue Soufflot and Boulevard Saint Michel, monumental sculptures exhibition Sculptures dans la ville curated by Luciano Caramel
2008 Cosenza, Italy, National Library, solo exhibition; La Vittoria di Samotracia/ The Victory of Samothrace is permanently inaugurated at the Piazza dei Valdesi
  Milan, Italy, Fiera Milano Rho, the sculpture La Città che sale/ The City Rises is permanently located
  Milan, Italy, State Archives - Palazzo del Senato, solo exhibition curated by Gillo Dorfles
  Prague, Czech Republic, Italian Cultural Institute, anthological exhibition curated by Carlo Franza
  Prague, Czech Republic, National Theater, set design
2007 Milan, Italy, Court of Auditors, La porta della giustizia/ The Door of Justice is permanently installed
  Spoleto, Italy, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna, group exhibition Stemperando
2006 Rome, Italy, EUR, Central Archive of the State, solo exhibition Terre/Lands, sponsored by the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities, curated by Carlo Franza. The sculpture Fortezza/Strenght is permanently located
2005 Stra (Venice), Italy, National Museum of Villa Pisani, solo exhibition curated by Carlo Franza,
Skira catalogue
  Turin, Italy, Complex of the Royal Palace, solo exhibition curated by Carlo Franza
2004 Turin, Italy, Museum of Antiquities, group exhibition Nutrirsi con l’arte/Develop with Art
  Rome, Italy, Sant’Ivo alla Sapienza, solo exhibition curated by Carlo Franza
2003 Milan, Italy, Borgogna Gallery, solo exhibition, Skira catalogue, text by Luciano Caramel

 

Maria Cristina Carlini sculptures are permanently on display on three continents: Europe-Italy (Rome, Milan, Cosenza, Loreto, Reggio Calabria, Varese), America (Denver, Miami) and Asia (Beijing, Shanghai, Jinan, Rongcheng - Shandong, Tianjin).

2014 Milan, Italy, Fiera Milano Rho, South Gate, La nuova città che sale/The new rising city
2013 Varese, Italy, Villa Recalcati, Bosco
2011 Miami, U.S.A., Corpus Christi Catholic Church - Sculpture Park, Icaro/Icarus
  Rongcheng - Shandong, China, Fortezza II/Strength II
  Miami, U.S.A., Dade College, La Vittoria di Samotracia/The Victory of Samothrace
2010 Denver, U.S.A., Rocky Mountain College of Art+Design, Out & Inside
  Denver, U.S.A., Auraria Campus, Madre/Mother
  Tianjin, China, Italian Institute of Culture, Letteratura II/Literature II
  Jinan, China, Shandong University of Art and Design, Legami III/Links III
  Shanghai, China, Sculpture Park, Legami II/Links II
  Beijing, China, NAMOC - National Art Museum of China, Danzatrici/The Dancers
  Beijing, China, Italian Embassy, Viandanti/Wanderers
  Reggio Calabria, Italy, Lungomare Italo Falcomatà, Monumento al Mediterraneo/ Monument to the Mediterranean
2009 Loreto, Italy, Gardens of Porta Marina, Pellegrini/Pilgrims
2008 Cosenza, Italy, Piazza dei Valdesi, La Vittoria di Samotracia/The Victory of Samothrace
2008 Milan, Italy, Fiera Milano Rho, La città che sale/The City Rises
2007 Milan, Italy, Court of Auditors, La Porta della Giustizia/The Door of Justice
2006 Rome, Italy, State Archives, Fortezza/Strength
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