Martha Pachón Rodríguez
The current work consists of three lines: The sculptures, pendants and installations, mixture of human eroticism and seduction with animal nature, a mix of reality with fantasy, and the installations result of an ethnographic investigation about stories, travels, references and migrations.
The pendants and translucent installations as “Wedding cloak”, an intermediate between tradition and modernity are a series of majestic and symbolic robes or dresses, consisting of thousands of sheets of porcelain, made to be touched, heard and seen. Other architectural installations made for special projects are inspired by the ceilings and walls painted by Giotto in the early Renaissance, like “MAPPA CELESTE” installed recently at “Territory Museum”, Faenza, Italy.
On the other hand, the recent series of sculptures as “Full Color sea urchin” Series evoke the creatures of the sea floor or the life of that remains of the jungle,as well as new animal species modified by climate change and genetic intervention generated by humans.
My favorite pieces are those made slowly, over several years, as a work in progress, those that tell a story, like “Lace Route” and “Dentelles Impudiques”. These works are the collection I have started in 2008 through my trips, fragments of cloths and laces very ancient. Fragments given away, bought and found, I have printed them on the porcelain, each tells the story of a person or a family. Printing on porcelain or using digital serigraphy, makes me feel like I have saving the pattern and its history.
Martha Pachón Rodríguez was born in Santa Fe de Bogota, Colombia, graduated in Fine Arts at the “Surcolombiana” University of Neiva, Colombia in 1995 and graduated in a Porcelain and Stoneware Specialization at the Art Institute for Ceramics “G. Ballardini” in Faenza, Italy.
She began her career as a professor of Art Education in 1990, at the Institute INEM of Neiva, Colombia. Simultaneously, from 1996 to 2000, she taught Sculpture and Design at the “Surcolombiana” University and, from 1997 to 1999, she was professor of Theory of Color and Design in Textiles and Fashion Design at the “Corporación Universitaria “of Neiva, Colombia. Currently, she is a Porcelain Teacher at the School of Arts adherent to the MIC International Ceramic Museum of Faenza and at the Ceramic & Colours enterprise, Faenza, Italy.
She is member of the IAC International Academy of Ceramics of Geneva and she works as an Assistant Editor for the Italian and International Magazine of Ceramic Art and Culture “LA CERAMICA in Italia e nel mondo”.
RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 “Martha Pachón Rodríguez”, SEPIA Gallery, Villefranche de Rouergue, France
2013 “L’Abito della Festa” Martha Pachón Rodríguez, Installations, Gianetti Museum, Saronno, Italy
2012 “Martha Pachon Rodriguez”, Ancienne Poste Gallery, Toucy, France
2012 “Martha Pachon Rodriguez” AbOvo Gallery, Tody, Italy
2011 “Oursins” Atelier Orange, Parcours Céramique Carougeois, Genève, Swizerland.
2010 “Hilos–La terra del fuoco” Porcelain installations, Chapel of S. Croce, Avigliana, Turin, Italy
2010 “The Invisible Garden” Porcelain architectural installations, Chapel of S. Sebastian, Forlì, Italy
2008 “Hilos” Architectural Installations, Banca di Romagna, Faenza, Italy
2006 “Containers and Instruments”, L’Évènement, Vallauris gallery, France
RECENT GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016« Martha Pachón Rodríguez and Victoire Cathalan» Midnight Sun Gallery,
« 50 WOMEN, a celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics » NCECA 2016,
Jazz useum, Kasas Citty
“Autour du bijou” Around the jewelery, « Les Printemps des Potier » Symposium,
Guests Artist, « Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan
Artist Selected « XXIV eme Biennale Internationale de Vallauris-Création
Contemporaine et Céramique, Vallauris, France
« Mediterranean Column » Installation present at IAC International Academy of
Ceramics General Assembly, Barcelona, Spain
Art Residence « Jingdezhen Intrnational Studio » Jingdezhen, China
2015 “More Art of decorating”, Keramikcentrum Tienschuur, Tegelen, Netherland.
“Faenza-Japan”, Sekiguchi Museum, Tokyo, Japan
« Piercing Eyes-Distilled Art Pieces » Stillfried Wien Gallery, New York, USA
«59 Premio Faenza» Contemporary Ceramic Competition, Faenza, Italy
“Scultura Ceramica Contemporanea” Galleria Nazionale d’Arte Moderna, Rome,
2014 Artist Selected « XXIIIème Biennale Internationale Création contemporaine et
Céramique Vallauris 2014 », Vallauris, France.
Artist Selected « Westerwald Prize » KeramikMuseum Westerwald,
“Mappa Celeste” opening of permanet architectural installation, “Museo Del Territorio”,
SOFA Chicago, represented by Officine Saffi Gallery, Chicago, United States
Artist Selected “10 th International Ceramic Competition MINO, Japan.
« Moving Objects » 46th General Assembly, International Academy of Ceramics,
CONTAF 2014National Congress of Fire Arts, Conference and demonstration,
Sao Paulo, Brazil
2013 Artist Selected «58 Premio Faenza» Contemporary Ceramic Competition, Faenza,
Artist Selected at the XI International Ceramic Biennial, Aveiro, Portugal.
2012 « Contemporary Art Jewels”, Clay to dress, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan, Italy.
« International Porcelain », Loes&Reinier Gallery, Deventer, Netherland.
Artist Selected to the China Kaolin International Ceramic Exhibition, Jingdezhen,
2011 “Open to Art” International collective exhibition, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan,
Exhibition and Conference “La Céramique Italienne aujourd’hui”, Ravaisou
Gallery and at Jules Vernes Theater, Bandol, France.
Artist invited “Mondes Céramiques” ARGILA 2011, Architectural Installation,
Chapelle des Pénitents Noirs, Aubagne, France.
2010 « Biennale de la Céramique », Andenne, Belgium
2014 Bronze Award “10 th International Ceramic Competition MINO 2014”, Japan.
2013 Silver Award “Kaolin International Competition”, Jingdezhen, China
2012 Second Award “International Contemporary Ceramic Meeting”, Albissola Marina, Italy
2011 First Award “Concurso Internacional de Ceràmica” Valladolid, Spain
2010 First Award “12ème Biennal de la Céramique”, Andenne, Belgium
2008 Bronze Award, “International Ceramic Competition, Mino 2008, Japan.
2007 Third Award, Concorso Internazionale “Ceramica e il corpo umano”, Faenza, Italy.
2007 Honourable Mention, “Concours Internacional de Ceramica L’Alcora”, Spain.
2006 First Award, Concorso Nazionale “Ceramica e il corpo umano”, Faenza, Italy.
2003 Honourable Mention “XXXVI Concorso Internazionale per la ceramica”, Gualdo Tadino, Italy.
2016 International Ceramic Competition “I Crawling – La pelle divertente”, Faenza, Italy
2012 International Ceramic Competition: “Concurso Internacional de Ceràmica”, Valladolid, Spain
2012 International Ceramic Competition: “Concours Internacional de Ceramica L’Alcora”, Alcora, Spain
WORKS IN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS
- Bank of Romagna, Contemporary Art Collection, Faenza, Italy
- Keramikmuseum Westerwald, Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
- FLICAM, Fule International Ceramic Art Italian Museum, Fuping –
- Castello di Spezano, International industrial and artistic ceramic collection, Fiorano – Italy.
- MINO International Ceramic Park, International Ceramic Art Collection Japan.
- International Ceramic Museum, Faenza – Italy.
- “Istituto d’Arte per la Ceramica G. Ballardini” Faenza – Italy.
- International Ceramic Museum, Cairo, Egipt.
- Mamer, International Ceramic Collection “Biennale de la Sculpture en Céramique”, Luxembourg.
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