Martina Vanda


After her studies of literature and languages (English, French and Russian)
she studies Illustration at the IED of Rome
In 2000 she wins a one year scholarship for specialization at the ESAG Phenninguen of Paris
From 2004 to 2012 she lives in Barcelona where she reaches The Art Factory La Escossessa
2009-2014 she studies ceramics with Thomas Gruner

 

PRIZES & AWARDS

2016 Illustrators Exhibition - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy 

2015 Illustrators Exhibition - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy 

2013 selected/ Itaca contest - Italy

2012 selected/ Illustrators Exhibition - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy 

2012 SEP recipient: the Government of Mexico published 87,492 copies of "¡Estela, grita muy fuerte!"

2011 selected/ BIB Biennial of Bratislava

2009 selected/ CJ Picture Book Awards, Korea

2009 WINNER/ Premio Qwerty: Best children's book "¡Estela, grita muy fuerte!", Spain

2006 Annual Italian Illustrators (ed. Mondadori), Italy

2005 XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean (BJCEM)

2004 mention/ Iceberg, Bolonia

1999 cumulus: student scholarship

 

GUEST ARTIST

2016 798 International Art Festival of Beijing - Cina
2015 798 International Art Festival of Beijing - Cina
2015 Lecture / "ceramic techniques" - Sintra Gallery - Gothenburg, Sweden

 

selected EXHIBITIONS:

2018 solo/ It wasn't very civil of you to sit down without being invited - Sintra Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

2017 solo/ Daily News - Polarville, L'aquila

2016 solo/ Pirandello e Kafka - Polarville, L'aquila

2016 group/ Il tè di Alice - galleria Nuages, Milan. (Bookcity 2016)

2016 solo/ Le Grand Bo - Interno 14, Rome.

2016 group/ "Illustrators Exhibition" - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy (Italy, Japan, China tour)

2015 group/ "Portafortuna" - Spazio Varco arte contemporanea, l'Aquila

2015 solo/ Martina Vanda Works - Polarville, l'Aquila

2105 solo/ "Illustrated Ceramics" - Sintra Gallery, Gothenburg, Sweden

2015 solo/ "Siamo tutti pupi" - Teatro Villa Pamphilj Scuderie Villino Corsini, Rome

2015 group/ "Illustrators Exhibition" - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy (Italy, Japan, China tour)
         Itabashi Art Museum, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Kawara Museum, Ishikawa Nanao Art Museum

2012/2013 group/ "La Violenza Illustrata" - Casa delle donne Onlus, Bologna

2012 solo/ "VASILISA" - Love and Dissent Gallery, Rome

2012 group/ "Le Metamorfosi del Viaggiatore" - Palazzo delle Stelline, Milano

2012 group/ "Illustrators Exhibition" - Bologna Children's Book Fair, Italy (Italy, Japan tour)
         Itabashi Art Museum, Otani Memorial Art Museum, Yokkaichi Municipal Museum, Ishikawa Nanao Art
         Museum, Nagashima Museum

2011 group/ Ceramics - Maigallery, Rome

2009 group/ CJ Book, Korea

2006 group/ "Peer a colori". Ischia, Italy

2005 group/ "Artistas de LATERAL". Corte Inglés, Barcelona

2005 group/ BJCEM, XII Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean

2004 group/ "Iceberg" - Sala Borse, Bologna 

2003 group/ "Un certo sguardo". Fair Piú libri piú liberi, Rome.

2000 solo/ "Ultimo piano" - MANIDOPERA. Cittá di castello, Italy

 

PUBLISHED BOOKS:

 

The Concert
to be release soon...!

Adone
Scienze e Lettere, Italy 2015

Sirene
Scienze e Lettere, Italy 2015

Ménage à Deux
TunnellingP editions, Italy 2014

El lenguaje de los arboles
editorial Fineo, Mexico 2014

Les fraises sauvages
Lirabelle editions, France 2014 
Orietal Babies & Kids Co., China 2014

“El elogio de la educación: 70 imágenes de ser maestro”. (AAVV)
Editorial FINEO, Mexico 2014

Je m'en vais 
TunnellingP editions, Italy

¡Estela, grita muy fuerte! 150.000 copies sold!
Editorial Fineo, Spain/Mexico 2008; 2014; 2018
TunnellingP (auto)editions 2015;
 

ASTIST BOOKS
Dillo con parole tue;
The Kitchen is in the Chicken;
Mon droit à la Paresse;
A wonderful life;
Merry Christmas

 

CLIENTS:

Feltrinelli Editore; Agenzia Contrasto; Ricerca e Cooperazione NGO; WEB Foundation Holland; El Pais Spain; Parramon Spain; Il Nuovo Rinascimento; Hamelin Associazione Culturale...

 

RETAILERS:

Milan: L'AFFICHE; B**K
Rome: NORA P; L'IMAGE; FOX GALLERY; museo MAXXI
L'Aquila: POLARVILLE
Siracusa: SUDESTASI CONTEMPORANEA
Paris: USAGI
New York: PSBROOKLYN

 

Disegno china su carta. Dalla serie Daily News (365 disegni)
365 Disegni. serie Daily News
ricerca sul disegno. Serie di 20 piatti in Porcellana ispirati a Un tè di Matti di Alice in wonderland

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