Eva Antonini was born in Rapperswil (Switzerland), the place of her childhood and adolescence. As a young girl, Eva reveals a natural proneness for molding clay, matter that later will be privileged in the creation of sculptures of medium and large dimensions.
Despite the fact that life addresses her towards a commercial and linguistic path, in 2002 erupts her true passion for sculpture and she definitely plunges into the this choice of artistic life.
The body as the soul’s “translator” into the visible! Following this central theme, Eva Antonini creates body and face fragments, which carry the marks of time, the scars of life. Fragments representing some sort of Life Maps, contemplating the fleetingness of the moment, the transience of life, the metamorphosis between past and present.
Her creative activity becomes more and more impetuous and exhilarating, mainly during nightly silence. The possibility to transfer her ideas and emotions into the material almost obsessively pervades her.
Numerous group and solo exhibition soon follow, as well as symposia, commissions and competition awards of which the most recent granted by Artemilano 2018.
In 2018 she officially inaugurates her new and very sizeable studio.
Her expository curriculum of solo and group exhibitions ranges from Switzerland, to Italy and Spain and from France to the United States.
She lives and works in Ticino (Italian speaking part of Switzerland).
|2003-2019||Contemporary figurative sculptures made of stoneware clay, plaster and bronze. |
2003 Mendrisio: MEART Sculptures in the village
2004 Lugano: PAX Insurance
2004 Rapperswil: Gallery Seewiese
2005 Savosa: Centro Atlantide
2005 Stabio: La materia e lo spirito Restaurant Montalbano
2006 Ascona: Fra sogni e risvegli Gallery Dartecon
2006 Lugano: Exhibit/charity auction - NGO ABBA Lugano
2006 Bellinzona - Castelgrande: I falsi volti Exhibit/charity auction - Association Dialogare-Incontri
2008 Mendrisio: MEART Sculptures in the village
2008 Castione: Artist’Otto at La Fabrique
2009 Lugano Casino: Exhibit/charity auction - Swiss Society for MS
2009 Lugano: KBL Ltd Private Bank
2010 Mendrisio: MEART Sculptures in the village
2010 Lugano: Exhibit/charity auction at Casa Pasquée - SAM Massagno
2010 Roveredo (GR) and Castelrotto: Openart - openair sculpture exhibition
2011 Balerna: Terra e altrove Sala del Torchio, Solo exhibition
2011 Lugano: Open Gallery at Sestante Gallery, group exhibition
2011 Roveredo (GR): Openart - openair sculpture exhibition
2012 Lugano: Fire Anatomies UBS SA - solo exhibition,
2012 Lugano: Reminiscence Sestante Gallery - solo exhibition
2013 Dangio: NYB'13, group exhibit, realized by sculpture-network.org, broadcasted simoultaneously in 12
2013 Capriasca: OPEN STUDIO - 3-day open doors in various art studios
2013 Zurich: Art International Zurich - Internat'l Contemporary Art Fair
2013 Riva S. Vitale: Contrappunti - Solo exhibition sculptures and paintings with Dina Moretti www.dinamoretti.ch
2015 Mendrisio: NYB '15 International Celebration of Contemporary Sculpture with group exhibition at
Perseo Fine Art Foundry
2016 Capriasca: OPEN STUDIO - 3-day open doors in various art studios
2018 Lugano: Artistic Festival "La carezza perduta"
2018 Lugano: Open Studio Capriasca
2005 Ferrara: Tra Realtà ed Emozione Castello Estense, Associazione Culturale Ferrara ProArt
2005 Padova: Int'l art fair with Leonart Gallery
2005 Firenze: Int'l Biennal for Contemporary Art (5th prize)
2006 Menaggio: Human Touch D'art Visual Gallery
2007 Menaggio: Eros - D'art Visual Gallery
2007 Milano: Generazioni a confronto Oscar Signorini Foundation, Milan
2008 Bologna: Generazioni a confronto Galleria 9 Colonne, Oscar Signorini Foundation, Milan
2008 Cannero Riviera: Incorporazione Gallery/hotel Il Cortile
2013 Biella: Solitudini allo specchio Bassanese Gallery
2014 Milan: Affordable Art Fair - Via Tortona 27, Milan
2014 Porto Cervo Group Exhibition - Simon Bart Art Gallery
2014 Poltu Quato Group Exhibition - Il Novecento Art Gallery
2014 S. Gimignano Group exhibition - Isculpture Art Gallery
2014 Casole d’Elsa Group exhibition - Isculpture Art Gallery
2015 Cannero Riviera: Hotel/Art Gallery Il Cortile
2015 Tradate Group exhibition - Officina Feniciana
2016 Milan: International Furniture and Design Fair
2018 Milan: ArteMilano, group exhibition at Steam Factory Milan
(Prize for sculpture)
2010 Marseille : SIAC Int'l Fair for Contemporay Art
2010 Lourmarin: Galerie du Temple
2010 Cogolin (St.Tropez): Trans'Arts Centre Maurin des Maures
2010 Paris: Salon 2010 de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Carrousel du Louvre
2011 Mérindol: Sculpture Symposium and Exhibition, city centre
2011 Roquebrune s/Argens: Sculpture en Liberté group exhibition
2012 Paris: Salon 2010 de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts, Carrousel du Louvre
2015 Ibiza: "Garden of Eden" P|Art Ibiza Gallery, Santa Eulalia
2006 New York: Ouvertures Agora Gallery, Chelsea, group exhibition
|2018||Critics Prize for Sculpture granted by Artemilano held at Milan's Steam Factory.|
|2005||5th Prize "Lorenzo Il Magnifico" granted by the Florence Biennal|
|Gianni Mara Private Collection - Vanzaghello (Milan) Italy|