Riccardo Biavati

Works

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Biography

After having studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, he became a teacher of painting at the D. Dossi Art Institute, Ferrara.

From the 1980s, alongside his drawings and prints, he has been making ceramics, with solo and group shows in Italy and abroad.

His works in clay are a tribute to ancient objects and their history, but at the same time they are given new life with new content: secret words and secret glances, affectionate flights, nests in the forests, heads that are villages, suns and clouds over earthy roofs, enchanted women, fabulous saucepans, imaginary towns.

Queens ruling over burrows and roots, custodians of nocturnal skies, animals watching silently, stoves that are as warm as memories, pebbles that become courtyards. Tread the paths, climb the steps and enter their tiny doors.

Riccardo Biavati Portrait

CV

GROUP SHOW


2011

Open To Art, Officine Saffi, Milan

Motif and narrative, The Ceramic Arts, Municipality of Padua

Cups today, Museum of Wine, Torgiano, Perugia

54th edition of the Venice Biennial Exhibition, Sala Nervi, Turin

2010

The Cock Crows, Dynamic museum of brick and terra cotta, Marciano, Perugia

2008

I am searching, Exhibition of contemporary ceramics, Spazio Nibe, Saragossa, Spain

2006

Rediscovered lands, La Meridiana and Gulliver Gallery, Certaldo


SOLO SHOWS

2011

Riccardo Biavati and the Workshop of the Stars/Inside the Kiln

2010

Riccardo Biavati and the Workshop of the Stars, Scrimin Gallery, Bassano del Grappa

2009

The Dinner of the Hundred Bowls, Hotel Cernia, Capo Sant’Andrea, Isle of Elba, Livorno

Art in the Garden, curated by the Gulliver Gallery, Hotel Cernia, Capo Sant’Andrea, Isle of Elba, Livorno

The Sound of the Stars, Atelier d’Arts et Metiers, Cogne

Sounds of Light and Stars, Spazio Rosso Tiziano, Piacenza

2008

Enchanted Mountains, Tonhaus, Bolzano

Enchanted Kilns, Licna Hisa Gallery, Hjdovscina, Slovenia

The Dinner of the Hundred Bowls, Le Pradine Nature Reserve, Mirabello, Ferrara

Riccardo Biavati and the Workshop of the Stars, Vecchia Pescheria Comunale, Cervia

2007

The Wandering Palace, Tricromia Gallery, Rome

Warm, hotter..., CDART-arte contemporanea Gallery, Parma

2005

Inhabited vases, Quadreria Blarasin, Macerata

2004

The Dinner of the Hundred Bowls, Circolo degli Artisti, Faenza

2003

Riccardo Biavati and the Workshop of the Stars, Spazio Nibe, Milan

2001

Lights Lanterns Lamps, Fondazione Lungarotti, Torgiano, Perugia

Fornace Pagliero, Castellamonte, Turin

Riccardo Biavati and the Workshop of the Stars /Inside the Kiln

Spazio Rosso Tiziano, Piacenza

2000

Riccardo Biavati and the Workshop of the Stars, Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea di Palazzo Massari, Ferrara

Riccardo Biavati, Sculpture, Rosso Tiziano Gallery, Piacenza

Riccardo Biavati, Denis Conley Gallery, Akron, USA

Exhibitions

Artistinresidence

ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE #2

Silvia Celeste Calcagno, Helene Kirchmair, Nicholas Lees, Thomas Stollar

From 24 May 2017 to 10 June 2017


Invito Officine Saffy Gallery Silvia Celeste Calcagno Fronte

Silvia Celeste Calcagno

Interno 8. La fleur coupée

From 21 May 2015 to 26 September 2015


Officine Saffi Gallery Tea For Two

Tea for Two

A teapot and two cups made by twenty-three ceramic artists

From 30 November 2011 to 1 March 2012


Officine Saffi Gallery Open To Art

Open to Art

From 11 May 2011 to 11 July 2011