Born in Munich, Germany, Tania Welz has lived and worked in Rome for over 20 years.
Welz started her career as a TV Producer for VIVA TV in Germany (collaborating with, amongst others, Heike Makatsch and Stefan Raab) and then became Promo Production Producer for the Italian offices of Orbit Communications Network, Sky, Universal and National Geographic Channel.
Parallel she pursuid her artistic research, experimenting with a multitude of different materials and textiles that she transforms into large, abstract wall hangings.
In 2013 she decided to dedicate her time entirely to her artistic career.
Her work is not only arresting in terms of colour and composition, but also entices the viewer through presenting different elements in a work in intriguing juxtapositions.
If the great masters of the past revealed their interior world through the strength and the thickness of the brush stroke, Welz achieves her results through tearing apart, rebuilding, padding and burning her motifs.
Welz contrasts the textures and physical characteristics of many different fabrics to express the social and cultural conflicts she experiences in her daily life, making her work both visually and conceptually very dynamic and contemporary.
(ongoing) artist in focus 2, group showing, Drina Art Gallery, Belgrad, Serbia, curated by Natasha Radojeciv
Miloš Todorović, Tania Welz, Michele Iodice, Veljko Zejak, Alexandar Gligorijevich, Petar Mirković, Marko Lađušić, Lola Sprenger, Nikola Kolya Božović, Dajana Vujčić, Alexandar Dimitrijević, Miloš Tomić, Milena Mijović Durutović
(ongoing) ‘24 hours creating a new day’, Choral Art Action, Melia White House, London
site specific installation, curated by Gianfranco Valleriani, Sounds: Alex Marenga
with the partecipation of Gianni Asdrubali, Gerald Bruneau, Mariangela Capossela, Silvia de Gennaro, Francesca Fini, Hugh Fleetwood, Grabriela Herma, Armano Jericevic, Tanaka Kohei, Marko Koppe, Eden Lai, Gianfranco Notargiacomo, Alice Padovani, Mauro Palotta, Vic Pereiro, Claudia Quintieri, Virginia Ryan, Edmond Simpson, Goran Stojcetovic, Miron Tee, Stevens Vaughn , Tania Welz, Fiorenza Zaffina, Meng Zhou
27.06. – 27.09 ‘la luce della materia’, Solo show, Palazzo Naiadi, Rome, le Dame Art Gallery, curator Gianfranco Valleriani
29.03. – 29.06. ‘The dedicate anthology’, collective showing ,Palazzo Naiadi, le Dame Art Gallery, Rome, curator Gianfranco Valleriani
with the partecipation of Marco Tamburro, Kim KwanSoon, Gerald Bruneau, Antonella Catini, Alice Padovani, Maupal, Fiorenzo Zaffina, Virginio Favale, Akelo, Patrizia Montedoro
22.03.-24.03. Artrooms Rome – International contemporary Art fair for independent artists
27.02. – 28.04. Solo show, Gallery Benjamin Eck, Munich, Germany
‘Between Two Seas / LA International’, group showing, Arena 1 Gallery, Los Angeles, United States of America, curator Luigia Martelloni
with Wim Wenders, Scherezade Garcia, Andy Moses, Mei Xian Qiu, Yossi Govrin, Uemon Ikeda, Alberti Vannetti, Lynn Aldrich, Jay Mark Johnson, Luigia Martelloni
‘Elevision’, group showing, Dubai, Abu Dabi, UAE
‘Le trame del Mondo – Interlacement’, personal showing, PiazzadiSpagna9, Rome, curator Raffaela Salato
2016 World Art Dubai, Showcasing winning artwork ‘All you can(not) leave behind’, International Emerging Artist Award 2016, Dubai, UAE
2015 WIA Expo 2015 (Warsaw International Art), group showing, Warsaw, Poland
2014 ‘From Lausanne to Beijing’, 8th international fiber art biennale , Nantong, China
2012 Premio internazionale Limen, Vibo Valentia, Italy, curated by Giorgio di Genova
‘La Materia Ri-Nata’, group showing, Galleria Modulo M4, Macro, La pelanda, Rome, Italy
2011 ‘Festival internationale dell’arte’, group showing, Embassy of Iraq, Roma, Italy
2010 Opera Unica Rome, solo show Italy, group showing, RvBArts Rome, Italy , group showing, Qibab Art Gallery Abu Dhabi, UAE
2009 group showing, Traasart Gallery Rome, Italy, 1213 Gallery Rome, Italy
2006 group showing, Gard Gallery Rome, Italy, Clandestini Foundation Rome, Italy
2016 winner 4 th International Emerging Artist Award category ‘Mixed Media’, Dubai, UAE
2010 25th Annual Chelsea International Fine Art Competition selected by Juror Ms. Megan Fontanella, Assistent curator , Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York for a review in ArtisSpectrum Magazine, New York
Dutch Railway Network Prorail
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO ART
2016 The Best of 2016, 4th International Emerging Artist Award,page 86
2014 8th From Lausanne to Bejing Fiberart Biennale Catalogue, page 171, ISBN 978-7-112-18456-9
2014 Percorsi d’Arte in Italia, Enzo le Pera,ISBN 978-88-498-4249-4
2011 Premio Internazionale Limen Arte, 3rd edition, page 223,
2010 Artis Spectrum, Profiles of Contemporary Art and Artists, Vol.23, May 2010, page 37