curriculum

Maria Chiara Cecconi was born in Greve in Chianti, lives and works in her home – studio in Chianti.

EDUCATION
1979
Diploma in Art at the “Liceo Artistico (Art School) Firenze I” in Florence

1984               
Diploma in Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence

EXHIBITIONS

2022

Sono Tazza di Te!
curated by Anty Pansera e Patrizia Sacchi, project by DcomeDesign
YouNique Fine Craft Art & Design, Villa Ciani – Palazzo Congressi, Lugano, Svizzera
Palazzo d’Avossa, Vietri sul Mare, Salerno

Otto x 8
Borghese Palace Art Hotel, Florence

Fuori dal Recinto
Case Rusciano-Orti Sociali, Mondeggi, Florence

2021

Immagini e Parole
Galleria Libri Liberi, Florence

Sono Tazza di Te!
curated by Anty Pansera e Patrizia Sacchi, project by DcomeDesign
Casa Museo Boschi Di Stefano – Laboratorio di Ceramica Marieda Di Stefano, Milan
see exposition

#Mostralaterra – Bellezza e fragilità della Terra
Audience Award
L’ Armadillo Atelier 51r, Florence

2020

#Mostralaterra – 50° anniversario Giornata della Terra . Earth Day 2020
Contest-Exhibition online, L’ Armadillo Atelier 51r, Florence

2019

DoppioSenso2- Italo Calvino Bibliografia ragionata d’artista.
Galleria Libri Liberi, Florence
Sale Fabiani, Palazzo Medici Riccardi, Florence
see exposition

Ferite
Project curated by Maria Chiara Cecconi
sound performance by Andrea Baggio and Sandra Garuglieri
critical text by Laura Monaldi
Fondazione Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Italy, Le Murate, Florence
see exposition

“150 anni di Istituto d’Arte di Porta Romana”
ISA di Porta Romana, Florence

DoppioSenso
Petite Galerie, Librairie Italienne Tour De Babel. Paris

2018

DoppioSenso
Galleria Libri Liberi, Florence
Premio Bancarella, Palazzo Dosi Magnavacca, Pontremoli
see exposition

Linea di terra/substrato
Santa Maria Novella Station, Florence

NoPlace 4
Ex Ceramiche Vaccari, Santo Stefano di Magra, La Spezia
see exposition

Carta Carta
Montelupo Fiorentino, Florence

2017

Metamorfosi di una Diva
Palazzo Bastogi, Florence
see exposition

2016

Rosso di Donna – 1522 Scarpe Rosse
curated by Alessandra Borsetti Venier,
Sala Campolmi, Lazzerini Library, Prato
see exposition

Delirium cordis
curated by Laura Monaldi
sound performance by Werner in collaboration with Andrea Baggio
Sartoria Teatrale Fiorentina by Massimo Poli, Florence
see exposition

I Colori del Libro
Logge di Palazzo Pretorio, Volterra
see exposition

2013

Invito a Palazzo
Banca Federico Del Vecchio, Florence

Sculture-Contenitore
Exhibiting space Mimi Furaha, Florence
see exposition

2012

Ceramica fiorita
Exhibition of Contemporary Italian Ceramics
Caserma Santa Chiara, Siena

Museum of Ceramics,
Montelupo Fiorentino (Fi)

ConfrontART
Historical Archive of the City of Florence, Florence

2007

L’Arte della Memoria
curated by Gene Baldini
San Miniato al Monte, Florence

L’altro sguardo: donne che fanno arte
curated by Luigi Bernardi, Francesca Birindelli, Piero Ricci
Bottini dell’Olio Exhibition Centre, Livorno
see exposition

2001

Invito a….
Via Romana-Studio-Gallery, Florence

2000

Patty Pravo…come un angelo da collezione,
curated by Emanuela Bardazzi
Villa Caruso Bellosguardo, Lastra a Signa, Florence

Studi Aperti in Oltrarno
Via Romana-Studio-Gallery, Florence

1999

I trent’anni di Santa Caterina da Siena
Silver Medal at the Contest-Exhibition
Rocca di Tentennano Contemporary Art Museum, Castiglion d’Orcia (Si)

International Sculpture Exhibition
Radicondoli-Belforte (Si)

In..Cubo-Museo Virtuale
Santo Spirito Square, Florence

Arte a Palazzo Giannozzi
Giannozzi Palace, Certaldo (Si)

1998

Lo Specchio-Viaggio
Centro Studi d’Arte Sant’Egidio, Florence

Lo Spazio e le Atmosfere delle Emozioni
Banca Popolare, Bergamo

1997

Apparenze e illusioni
Fortezza da Basso, Florence

1996

Personale
Via Romana-Studio-Gallery, Florence

Per Gioco e per Amore
Sala Torre, Greve in Chianti (Fi)

1991

Artiste del Chianti
Sala Torre, Greve in Chianti (Fi)

1990

Premio Italia per le Arti Visive
Palazzo Pretorio, Certaldo (Fi)

1989

Primavera a Montedomini
ASP Montedomini, Florence

Uscite d’Emergenza
Palagio di Parte Guelfa, Florence

Immagini fuori circuito
Chiostro delle Benedettine Library, San Casciano (Fi)

1988

Oltre il giardino
Ex Cantine Seva, Greve in Chianti (Fi)

Vincenzo Bianchi e gli allievi della Cattedra di Scultura
Palazzetto Baviera, Senigallia(AN)

Laboratorio Giovani Artisti
Palagio di Parte Guelfa, Florence

From 1996 to 2002 opening of an artstudio/gallery in the centre of Florence.

Where personal and collective exhibitions of italian and foreign artists have been organised:

1997 “L’assemblea degli Uccelli – Dipinti e Sculture” by Siamak Shahidi,
1998 “Hommage a…” by Heike Geier and Natsumi Nakadate,
2000 “Equilibri e Disastri di un Ego-sistema” illustrations by Laura Berni.

Works are included in the private collection in Florence, Bologna, Mantova,
Milan, Pisa, Rome, Lugano,
Switzerland, Holland,  Germany, England, New York, Florida.

PROFESSIONAL ARTISTIC CURRICULUM 

2015   
In the new Opera del Duomo Museum in Florence they are present:
model of the front of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedra by Arnolfo di Cambio,
model of the Choir of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral of Florence by Baccio Bandinelli.

2006            
“Arnolfo-alle origini del rinascimento fiorentino”
Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore Museum, Florence,
execution of some sculptures by Arnolfo di Cambio of the front of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral,
for the scale reproduction of the Architect Gidzulich

“L’uomo del rinascimento-Leon Battista Alberti”,
Palazzo Strozzi,
Florence,
execution of eight copies of panels
“L’Arte della Guerra” made by Francesco di Giorgio da Urbino.

2002
Commissioned by the Archeological Etruscan Musem of Murlo (Siena),
execution of architectural –decorative elements of the etruscan age, for the scale reproduction of the
 Magazzini Di Poggio Civitate (Siena)
in cooperation with Bossi Studio in Florence

2001
“Mille Anni di Scienza in Italia
Ministry of University and Scientific Research, Rome,
execution for the Science History Museum of Florence, of a copy of a mummified Fish “Ostracion Alter”
and copy of a tablet for wood-engraving  “Ostracion Alter” both belonging to “Teatro di Natura”, Aldrovandi Museum in Bologna.

1997
Execution of bas-reliefs in terracotta commissioned by the Curia of Fiesole,
representing “ La Passione e Crocefissione di Cristo
for the tabernacle of the Church of San Paolo a Ema in San Polo in Chianti (Florence)

“Sotto il Cielo della Cupola”
 Palazzo Vecchio, Florence,
execution in plaster of some sculptures and panels by Baccio Bandinelli of the Choir of the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Florence,
for the scale
 reproduction of the Architect Gidzulich

1995
“Gli Ingegneri del Rinascimento da Brunelleschi a Leonardo da Vinci”
Execution, commissioned by the Science History Museum of Florence,
of eigth copies of some panels
L’Arte della Guerramade by Francesco di Giorgio of the Palazzo Ducale in Urbino;
copy of the head of “Moro che soffia” of the Correr Museum of Venezia;
model of lower limb based on a Leonardo da Vinci’s drawing.
The exibition has taken place in Florence, New York, London and Tokyo.

1994
Execution of the bas-relief with figures “Omaggio a QuintoMartini
for the façade of a Building situated in Seano – Poggio a Caiano ( Florence) – in the Park Museum Quinto Martini,
commissioned by the Architect Spinelli

1992
Execution of some heads in fiberglass for the exhibition about Piero della Francesca
“Con gli occhi di Piero: abiti e gioielli nelle opere di Piero della Francesca”, Basilica inferiore di San Francesco, in Arezzo
from some models of the sculptress Amalia Ciardi Duprè

1986/1988
Cooperation with the studio of the sculptor David Kessler for the execution of some works realized with metallic material,
among whome the model of the work “
l’Albero” exposed in Villa Montalvo in Campi (Florence) and the sculpture “Proiezioni” exposed in Amsterdam

1984/1993
Execution of sculptures for Theatre-Opera, stage and stands settings realised in cooperation with scenery laboratories:
Teatro Comunale di Firenze, Teatro Romano di Fiesole, Rubechini Company, Opera Laboratori Fiorentini, Laboratorio  Scenotek,  Arianese Company Milan

Since 1996 to today realization of portraits on private commissions.

Since 1991 cooperation with ceramic and pottery artisans, silversmiths and foundry for the realization of models of Sacred Art and Artistic Handcrafts
based on personal drawing or on designers and architects patterns.