Maria Angeles Vila Tortosa


Maria Angeles Vila Tortosa, Valencia 1978. Lives and works between Valencia and Rome.

Graduated in Fine Arts and PhD courses in Engraving at the Polytechnic University of Valencia. In her work she re-elaborates some specific themes related to the female world such as domestic life, family affections, motherhood and care. The artist's preferred expressive medium is engraving, an ancient technique with which to talk about feminism and gender stereotypes. The engravings on paper in soft pastel colors tell the microcosm of the artist and are transformed into floors, books, light boxes and wooden boxes in order to create small portable sets or large three-dimensional installations.

Since 2004 he has held numerous solo and group exhibitions in Spain and Italy in private and public spaces such as Espai d 'art in Gandia (Valencia), Museo del Tossal in Valencia, Museo Arqueològico di Enguera (Valencia), Instituto Cervantes in Rome, Casa Museo Mario Praz, L 'escorxador Center de Cultura Contemporànea of ​​Elche (Alicante), Palazzo delle Esposizioni de Rome, International Mimmo Festival of Sueca (Valencia), Ric Festival of Rieti, International BNL of Italy, Bilotti Museum, and AlbumArte among many .

 

Individual exhibitions (selection): Cruise Sevilla 2022, Christian Dior, commissioned by  Maria Grazia Chiuri; Atrium Vestae, Singer Palace Hotel, 2021, Roma /Abrazos, Ayuntamiento de Enguera, Valencia,Hysteria-De secretis naturae, AlbumArte, Roma, 2018; Cultura Doméstica, Istituto Cervantes, Sofia, 2016 / Museo Carlo Bilotti, Roma, 2015; Sobrevuela, Studio9, Roma, 2014; Indignada Dos, Associazione Culturale Esthia, Roma, 2013; Midriasis/Cajas Habitadas, Centro di Cultura Contemporanea di Elche, Alicante / Casa Museo Mario Praz, Roma, 2011; Pasajes de la memoria, Instituto Cervantes, Roma / Galería del Tossal, Valencia / Museo Arqueologico Municipale de Enguera, Valencia, 2010; P.D.T.R.A.F.D., L’Espai d'Art de Gandia, Valencia, 2009; Tela>segno>spazio, Pastificio Cerere, Roma, 2005.

 

Collective exhibitions (selection): DA CASA, mostra virtuale AlbumArte, Roma, 2020; Omaggio a Costantino Dardi, Lavatoio Contumaciale, Roma, 2020; 20x20, AlbumArte, Roma, 2019; La Cultura è capitale, Ipogei Motta, Matera, 2019; Women in work, Università Politecnica di Valencia, 2017; Il sangue delle donne, Monastero di San Benedetto, Conversano (BA) / Galleria Forum, Zagabria / Galleria Rijo, Novigrad (Croazia), 2016; La Grande Illusione, Temple University, Roma, 2014; Quadrato nomade, Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Roma, 2012; Ars Libris, Espacio de Arte Contemporaneo, Barcellona, 2010; Miradas de mujer, Comune di Valencia / Gallería Cuatro, Valencia, 2010; Trazo-tiempo, Gran Teatro de Xátiva, Valencia, 2007; Segno figura, Galleria Il Sole, Roma, 2006; Il confine ma dove?, Galleria Stella, Roma, 2006; Vedo verde, Palazzo Genovesi, Salerno, 2004; Mostra di libri d’Artista, Biblioteca Nazionale di Roma, 2003; Segni d’artista, Centro per l’incisione e la Grafica d’Arte, Formello (RM), 2003.

 

 

La Princesa y su castillo. Tecnica mista su tela, 70x100cm.
Autoritratto. Tecnica mista su carta.