MARTHA PACHON RODRIGUEZ
Her 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 porcelain 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” for the Romagna Bank, Italy, are a set of thousands of porcelain sheets, made to be touched, heard and seen, in addition to their utilitarian function of illuminating.
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 “MuST Museum” in Italy, or the “Water Garden” Series for private collections in Europe.
About her work process, she makes slabs of extreme fineness, looking for transparency and the color, using ancients and complex Asian porcelain techniques of porcelain, including other means such as photography, paper, light, fabric or wood.
Recently, she started the MPR STUDIO in collaboration with professionals from the other sectors, embroiderers, light designers, carpenters, goldsmiths and others to develop work programs with architects, decorators, galleries and in the fields of fashion.
Martha Pachón Rodríguez was born in Santa Fé de Bogotá, Colombia. Graduated in Pedagogy for Art and Fine Arts at the “Surcolombiana” University of Neiva, Colombia and graduated in “Porcelain and Stoneware” Specialization at the Art Institute for Ceramics “Ballardini” in Faenza, Italy.
She has been professor of Art Education, she taught Sculpture and Design at the Surcolombiana University and she taught Theory of Color and Textile Design at “Corporacion Universitaria” of Neiva, Colombia
Currently she is the Art Director of FACC Faenza Art Ceramic Center, Faenza, Italy, she leads her studio in Italy and she is member of the IAC International Academy of Ceramics.
RECENT SELECTION AND EXHIBITIONS
2019 Artist selected Biennale Internationale Métiers D’Art & Création REVELATIONS, Grand Palais, Paris, France.
“Fromm Sculpture to Jewelery”, conference and jewelery exhibition, Castle of Lugo, Italy
2018 CAA Ceramic Art Andenne, Italy Guest Nation, show and curatorship, Andenne, Belgium.
CLAYSTOF, Keramiekcentrum Tiendschuur, Tegelen, Netherland
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
Guests Artist, « Shigaraki Cramique 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 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” 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.
PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ACQUISITIONS
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”.
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
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.
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