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TANJA MASTROIACOVO

(Italy, 1984)

 

Professional art restorer, teacher, freelance researcher and artist.

 

She does research in the field of visual, literary and performing arts, deepening the expressive nuances of syncretism between tradition and the present. In constant dialogue between roots and transcendence, she looks to the exploration of personal identity and its relationship with society, taboos and ancestral topics. A dialectical game between classical and profane that seeks to structure the semantics of creatures and symbols from different cultures and contexts, while researching the mutual connections between the self and collective dynamics.

 

Her studies in the arts and conservation of cultural heritage have allowed her to build a solid experience to understand and explore the existing connections between materials, forms and concepts. Her specialty is artistic techniques, with a particular attention to the old and traditional. In her works, these techniques are adapted to the expressive demands derived from current themes, the deepening of which stems from personal concerns and experiences. Her works are aimed at generating a means of reflection and communication with and for society. Critical analysis and the study of the artistic phenomena necessary for decision-making in the field of heritage conservation have come together with their demands to deepen the dynamics that govern the creative process.

  

The artist thus proposes reflections based on the game between what is passively assumed and what is possible to be put into discussion, materializing her desire, perhaps, towards an introspection forgotten by the contemporary being. Since 2008, her works have been exhibited continuously in Europe and Mexico, in public and private spaces.

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EDUCATION

2016-2021

  • PhD in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Universidad Politécnica de València (Spain).

 

2018 - 2020

  • Graduate in Gestalt Art Therapy, Gestalt Art Therapy Center, Brisbane (Australia).

 

2011-2013

  • Master in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Polytechnic University of València (Spain).

 

2010

  • Erasmus international exchange stay at the School of Art and Superior of Conservation and Restoration of Painting, León (Spain).

 

2006-2010

  • Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Accademia di Belle Arti GB Cignaroli, Verona (Italy).

 

1998-2003

  • Art Diploma with specialization in Pictorial Decoration, Guidizzolo State Art Institute (Mantua, Italy).

ACTIVITIES

2023

  • Teaching of the theoretical-practical Workshop on Techniques of gilding and pastillaje, from tradition to the present, in collaboration with: Casa de las Bóvedas Cultural Center (San Luis Potosí, S.L.P., México)

2016-2021

  • Creator and director of the Experimental Laboratory of Artistic-Visual Creation (San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico)

 

2014-2018

  • Teacher and researcher in the Degree in Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage, Faculty of Habitat (Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí, UASLP)

 

2018

  • Teaching of the practical workshop on traditional sgraffito technique, in collaboration with: Fundación VeracruzANA (La Antigua, Veracruz, Mexico)

 

2017

  • Teaching of the theoretical-practical Workshop on traditional painting techniques and mural decoration, in collaboration with: Escuela Estatal de Artes Plásticas and Taller 1908 (San Luis Potosí, SLP, Mexico)

COLLABORATIONS

2022
As invites artist at "Porsche 356 Special Day", Porsche Center of Brescia, Desenzano del Garda (Brescia, Italia).

2021
As invited artist at "Cafè Leonora", debate on surrealism, 1st Leonora Carrington Forum, Leonora Carrington Museum, San Luis Potosí (Mexico).

2018

Illustrations and artworks for the Mexican Psychoanalytic Circle, digital magazine, at: https://issuu.com/ceearpsico/docs/revista_circulo_251019_con_portada
 
"Epilogue of the state of conservation and next (x) imo; * on expiration and perishable ramblings [specifications]", in: CanyBall 01, Sep-Oct 2018, San Luis Potosí (SLP, Mexico)
 
"Red Moon, feathers to the south", poetry in Authors N ° 3, Madrid (Spain)


2017
"Lupus in fabula" (2016), "Death of a mermaid" (2016), in: Flamantes Magazine for art galleries, winter edition 2016, Madrid (Spain)


2015
"Coexistence as a space for adaptation to the environment: system for evolution", in Cutter, Year 7, No.13. Ed: Vagaje Editorial, San Luis Potosí, (SLP, Mexico), 2015. PP. 25.



PUBLICATIONS

2023
"Urban Whispers", Vol.I, San Luis Potosí (Mexico). Artist book, printed in Mexico, March 2023.

2018

"Epilogue of the state of conservation and next (x) imo; * on expiration and perishable ramblings [specifications]", in: CanyBall 01, Sep-Oct 2018, San Luis Potosí (SLP, Mexico) "Red Moon, feathers to the south", poetry in Authors N ° 3, Madrid (Spain)

2017
"Lupus in fabula" (2016), "Death of a mermaid" (2016), in: Flamantes Magazine for art galleries, winter edition 2016, Madrid (Spain)

2015
"Coexistence as a space for adaptation to the environment: system for evolution", in Cutter, Year 7, No.13. Ed: Vagaje Editorial, San Luis Potosí, (SLP, Mexico), 2015. PP. 25.



Publications and research on Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage
https://uaslp.academia.edu/TanjaMastroiacovo



INTERVIEWS

2023
"Urban whispers, the book that portrays the culture of the SLP from a European perspective" in La Orquesta Mexico newspaper, May 26, 2023.
https://laorquesta.mx/susurros-urbanos-el-libro-que-retrata-la-cultura-de-slp-desde-una-mirada-europea/

EXHIBITIONS

2023

  • Woolinale, 1st International Yarn Bombing Festival, Cologne (Germany).

  • Mural intervention for the 5th Edition of the "Desde el centro" Festival, La Casa de las Bóvedas Cultural Center, San Luis Potosí (S.L.P., Mexico).

  • Collective exhibition "Colori all'opera", Palazzo Callas, Sirmione (Brescia, Italy).

  • Collective auction of works, NOJ Contemporary Art Gallery, San Luis Potosí (Mexico).

 

2022

  • Solo exhibition at Contemporary Art Gallery NOJ, San Luis Potosí (Mexico).

  • Collective exhibition at virtual gallery PANGEA, Contemporary Art Museum MAC, San Luis Potosí (San Luis Potosí, Mexico).

  • Solo exhibition "Surreal landscapes", Cascina Maddalena, Sirmione (Brescia, Italy).

  • Collective exhibition "Yarn Bombing Festival 2022", Milan Lambrate District (Milan, Italy).

2021

  • Collective exhibition of artists - Palazzo Callas, Sirmione (Brescia, Italy).

  • Solo exhibition "De-costruction", Casa Culturale La Casa de las Bóvedas, San Luis Potosí (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

  • Collective exhibition "Forum Leonora Carrington", Museo Leonora Carrington, San Luis Potosí (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

  • Collective exhibition "Yarn Bombing Festival 2021", Milan Lambrate (Milan, Italy).

2020

  • Collective exhibition "Artists, Women present for 50 years at the Francisco Cossío Museum - Francisco Cossío Museum (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

  • Collective exhibition of artists - Palazzo Callas, Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

 

2019

  • Collective exhibition of artists - Palazzo Callas, Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

  • Yarn Bombing Day - Installation of textile works - Historic Center of Trivento (Campobasso, Italy)

 

2018

  • VeracruzANA Residence Exhibition, House of Culture, and VeracruzANA Foundation, La Antigua (Veracruz, Mexico)

  • Collective exhibition "The portrait", Collective La Salita (Gijón, Spain)

  • Personal exhibition "Retrahere", Café-Gallery Casa Revuelta (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

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2017

  • Personal exhibition "Conditio sine qua non", Café-Gallery of Art Válgame Dios (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

  • Collective exhibition of woodcuts and engravings, UASLP Cultural Difusion (Ciudad Valles, SLP, Mexico)

  • Collective exhibition of woodcuts and engravings, UASLP Cultural Difusion (San Luis Potosí, Mexico)

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)


2016

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)


2015

  • Collective exhibition of painting, 32ªSem. of the Habitat, Gallery of the Research and Postgraduate Institute, San Luis Potosí

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)


2014

  • Collective Exhibition "Extemporaneous art - Desenzano" - G.Rambotti Archaeological Museum, Desenzano d / G (Brescia, Italy)

  • Personal exhibition “Verticale d'arte (2008-2014)” - Vela Goa Café, Desenzano d / G (Brescia, Italy)

  • Collective Exhibition "Painting in the open air - Sirmione" - Carducci Square, Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)


2013

  • Personal exhibition "Caleidoscopi" - Valencia (Spain)

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)


2012

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)


2011

  • Personal exhibition "Caleidoscopi" - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)


2010

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

  • Personal exhibition of works "Inspirarte" - Bar Chocolat - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

  • International Competition "Maphiart 2010" (Sicily, Italy)


2008

  • Collective exhibition "A memoria d'arte", Verona (Italy).

  • Collective Exhibition of Artists - Palazzo Callas - Sirmione (Brescia, Italy)

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