Artist Vilma Villaverde – on display during Argillà at the Masini Redoubt with “Mujeres” – has centered her long career on the female figure. On the occasion of Argilla 2022, he donated a sculptural portrait of the artist Muky to the city. The bust will be placed in an official ceremony on Oct. 9 at Muky Palace, bequeathed to MIC.

Pictured is the moment of the donation together with Claudia Casali, director of the Museum, and Massimo Isola, Mayor of Faenza.

Vilma Villaverde was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on February 23, 1942.

In 1961 he graduated from the Institute of Fine Arts “Prilidiano Pueyrredón” and obtained the title of lecturer in art education from the National University of Misiones, (Misiones, Argentina) in 2004. He studied with Mireya Baglietto, Ramón Castejón and Leo Tavella.

He has received numerous national awards, including the Acquisition Grand Prize at the National Ceramic Show in 1993 and the Aquisition Grand Prize at the National Visual Arts Hall for Sculpture in 2003. Author of the books “Leo Tavella – Artistic Laborer” published in 2011, and “Ceramic Art in Argentina – A 20th Century Overview” published in 2014 – Buenos Aires – Argentina. He has participated in International Exhibitions in Icheon-Korea, Mino-Japan, Taiwan, Poland, Germany, Faenza-Italy, Zagreb-Yugoslavia, Vallauris and Paris-France, Brazil, Venezuela, Greece, Foshan-China, Egypt and New Zealand. He has conducted art residencies, such as the Shangyu Celadon Modern International Ceramic Art Center in 2017, the new Taipei Yingge Ceramics Museum Taiwan in 2017, and the Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park, Japan, in 2017 and 2018. He is currently a member of the Council of the International Academy of Ceramics as the Latin American Representative.

The exhibition “Mujeres” at the Masini Redoubt is Argillà’s tribute to the important artistic career of Vilma Villaverde. In more than 50 years of intense artistic career, marked by important and significant international achievements, the Artist has chosen figuration as his favorite theme and, specifically, the female figure as his iconic subject.

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