LIVES AND WORKS
LIVES AND WORKS
DATE OF BIRTH
a master degree in architecture Michela Cavagna analize materials, spaces and
how light dialogue with them. She started to work with fibers since “I am a
child born in a textile district and I need to be connected with my roots” she says.
In 2015 she moved to Indonesia where her research start to be influenced by the local culture and from the discovery of corean, indonesian, japanese forms of art and crafts. Here her work took a new direction, thanks to the study of ancestral forms of handcraft, and the study and practice of weaving and natural dyes with indigenous essences as morinda or indigo. She developed her skills with local artists and artisans and the meaning of design, art, handcraft totally changed for her.
At the end of 2017 after the collaborative project Unit Produksi Berita, dialogue_arts gallery, Michela was invited to have a solo exhibition in the ITALIAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE in Jakarta.
In her work she analize themes as fears, death, lonelyness. Her obsession is about the repetition of a gesture, the cyclicality of life, a constant movement that give forms.
Her TANGLED series started in 2019 as a little body sculpture. Now the work is becoming bigger and has a dialogue with architecture, abandoned buildings or interiors. Those ripetitive and obsessive gesture become a message shared with society about the fact that everything has a start and an end, but all has a continuity, and actually never end.
After come back to Italy in 2019 she was selected for the collective of fiber artists during Paratissima 15 – N.I.C.E. L'ALTRO CAPO DEL FILO in Torino, Italy. In the same year she received an honorable mention into the Awagami International Mini Print Exhibition AIMPEE, Tokushima Japan with a mokuhanga work (another technique she use).
In 2020 is on the curated exhibition REBIRTHING (standby due to Covid restrictions) Paratissima, Torino.
Just to mention on 2009 she made handmade felt for the fashion designer Marco De Vincenzo (B.E.S.T. Cittadellarte), Biella and in 2007 was on the 13x17. 1000 artisti per un'indagine eccentrica sull'arte in Italia curated by Jean Blanchaert and Philippe Daverio.
WHO I AM
I works on the field of fiberart. I reflect on themes as regeneration, cyclicality, rebirth.
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