Martha Pachón Rodríguez

STATEMENT

My current work consists of three lines: The sculptures mixture of human eroticism with animal nature.  The installations, result of an ethnographic investigation and art references, and a third precious production dedicated to jewelry.

The sculptural series is divided into “Full Color sea urchin” series, which evokes the creatures of the sea floor modified as new animal species and the recent “Floating World” series inspired by the Japan’s Edo period, by the imagined universe of wit, stylishness, hedonism and stravagance.

The pendants and translucent installations as “Wedding cloak” are an intermediate between tradition and modernity, 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. One example, the “Mappa celeste” installed at “Territory Museum”, Faenza, Italy.

Recently I have started an installation series called “Rework: Body and Clay”, where the “referencing” is my way to recover themes of the past, styles, pictures or painters to rework them with my own way using the human body in photography and my porcelain work. The first of this series is “Fior di latte”.

About my current work process, I make slabs of extreme fineness, looking for transparency and the color, using ancients and complex Asian porcelain techniques of porcelain and including other means such as photography, paper or wood. For me, creating pieces is a process that represents a journey that holds a sacred dimension.

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

2004 “Objetos Rituales”, Circolo degli Artisti gallery, Faenza, Italy

1996 “Fauna Mítica” Surcolombiana University, Neiva, Colombia

RECENT EXHIBITIONS

2018   CAA Ceramic Art Andenne, Italy Guest Nation, show and curatorship, Andenne,

            Belgium.

2017  «A L’ORIGINE», Terra Viva Gallery, St Quentin La Poterie, France

           « EUNIQUE, International Fair for Applied Arts & Design, Karlsruhe, Germany

           « Artist in Residence Program Exhibition, Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan

2016 « Martha Pachón Rodríguez and Victoire Catalans» Midnight Sun Gallery,

           Morges, Switzerland

          « 50 WOMEN, a celebration of Women’s Contribution to Ceramics » NCECA

           Jazz Museum, Kanzas Citty, USA

           Autour du bijou” Around the jewelery, « Les Printemps des Potier »

          Symposium, Bandol, France

          Guest Artist, « Shigaraki Cramique Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Jaman

          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 International 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,

          Italy

           “Piercing Eyes/Distilled Art Pieces”, Stillfried Gallery, New York, USA

2014 Artist Selected « XXIIIème Biennale Internationale Création contemporaine et

          Céramique Vallauris 2014 », Vallauris, France.

          Artist Selected « Westerwald Prize » KeramikMuseum Westerwald,

          Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany.

          “Mappa Celeste” opening of permanent architectural installation, “MuST, Museo Del

          Territorio” Faenza, Italy.

          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,

          Dublin, Ireland.

           CONTAF 2014 National Congress of Fire Arts, Conference and demonstration,

           Sao Paulo, Brazil

2013 Artist Selected «58 Premio Faenza» Contemporary Ceramic Competition, Faenza,

          Italy.

          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,

          China.

2011 “Open to Art” International collective exhibition, Officine Saffi Gallery, Milan,

          Italy.

          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

2009 “Eros” Maison de la Céramique Contemporaine de Giroussens, France.

          « Jeune Céramique Européenne » Musée de la Poterie Méditerranéenne,

          St. Quentin-La-Poterie, France.

          « Ceramics of Europe-Keramik Europas », KeramikMuseum Westerwald,

          Germany.

          “CONCRETA”, Pretorio Palace, Certaldo-Florence, Italy

2008 Art Residence, FLICAM, Fule International Ceramic Art Museum, Fuping, China.

AWARDS

2017 Third Award International Ceramic Art Award “Blanc de Chine” Lyon, France

2014 Bronze Award “10 th International Ceramic Competition MINO”, 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.

2002 First Award, “Istituto d’Arte per la Ceramica Ballardini”, Faenza, Italia.

1999 First Award, “Fomcultura Arte Contemporánea”, Neiva, Colombia.

1998 Sculputure First Award, “Salón Regional de Artistas”, Neiva, Colombia.

JURY, CURATORSHIP AND CONFERENCES

 

2018 Ceramic Art Andenne, Belgium, Curator of Italian Exhibition as guest nation and “Italian Contemporary Ceramics” Conference

2017 Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Shigaraki, Japan, “Crossroads and cultures” Conference

2016 “Autour du bijou” Symposium, Bandol, France, « De la sculpture au bijou » Conference

2016 International Ceramic Competition – Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Italy, Juror: “I Crawling – La pelle divertente”.

2014 CONTAF, Sao Paulo, Brazil, “From Latin America to Europe” Conference

2012 International Ceramic Competition, Valladolid, Spain, Juror: “Concurso Internacional de Ceràmica”.

2012 International Ceramic Competition, Alcora, Spain, Juror: “Concours Internacional de Cerámica L’Alcora”.

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 –

China.

  • Castello di Spezano, International industrial and art 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.
  • «Museo Internacional de Cerámica» L’Alcora, Valencia, Spain.

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