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Clotilde Ancarani

Born in 1965 - Belgium

BIOGRAPHY

Clotilde Ancarani is an Italian and American artist born in Chicago, USA, in 1965. She lives and works in Brussels.

"Clotilde Ancarani sublimely orchestrates the contradictions that give substance to true things. Caught up in the frenzy of her life as woman, artist and mother, eager both to give and to receive, she reminds me of something Virginia Wolf wrote in an odd story called “A room of one’s own”. In it, she recognized the need that, at times, urges women to lie and cheat with space and time so as to protect the slow pace of generating a work of art, by secluding themselves from others, husbands and children for one. Clotilde says: “I play a game of impressions and camouflage. I am in it, behind it, in every fold of it. I put this fragile barrier between all intruders and myself. I take part in the masquerade. Yet I see no faking…”

And then one takes a look, and surrenders to the fascination of her universe, fragile and powerful at the same time: impatient gestures matched by chiselled perfection, unrestrained matter pierced by sparks of light, huge paintings and tiny sculptures alongside large sculptures, bursting and overwhelming tenderness. In this swirl of fans, feathers, armours and caresses, one is swept away by a genuineness whose elegance can barely dissimulate its searing intensity. Splashes and abrupt ruptures confirm this. One thinks of a barricade, a dissolution, a struggle against blindness, a subtle experimenting of symbols.

No doubt Clotilde Ancarani has not yet completed the process of recognizing her own talent. And so she works, explores, grinds, scrapes, glues, weaves and gathers the heterogeneous fragments of her universe, of her own room. In it, doors and windows are open, wide, full of light. One enters and looks on and on and on."

- Diane Hennebert (Translate by Pisana Ferrari)

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EXHIBITIONS

SELECTED SHOWS

2014
Galerie JAL- Les Portes en Ré, France
Galerie More than a House- Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Home Sweet Art –Tournai, Belgium
Spot U Art - Brussels, Belgium
Parcours d’Artistes de Beloeil- Beloeil, Belgium

2013
Galerie Rive Gauche- Namur, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Galerie François Giraudeau- Ile de Ré, France

2012
Galerie Claudine Legrand – Paris, France (solo exhibition)
Lille Art Fair – Lille, France

2011
Galerie Fred Lanzemberg - Bruxelles,Belgium (solo ehibition)
Espace Point Barre - Lille, France (solo exhibition)
Galerie Rive Gauche - Namur, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Galerie Astrée – Nantes, France (solo exhibition)
2010
Linéart – Gand, Belgium (one man show)
Banque Delen - Anvers, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Galerie François Giraudeau- Les Portes en Ré, France (solo exhibition)
Northcote Gallery-London, UK (solo exhibition)
2009
Galerie Alice Mogabgab- Beyrouth, Libanon (solo exhibition)
Château des Terrasses- Cap d’Ail, Monaco (solo exhibition)
Parcours d’artistes de Beloeil- Beloeil , Belgique

2008
Galerie Claudine Legrand - Paris, France (solo exhibition)
Galerie Pascal Janssens - Gand, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Galerie Fred Lanzenberg- Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Northcote Gallery - London , UK

2007
Les Elysées de l’Art, Foire internationale- Paris, France (solo exhibition)
MDZ Art Gallery- Le Zoute, Belgium
Galerie Alice Mogabgab - Beyrouth, Libanon (solo exhibition)
Musée Ianchelevici - La Louvière, Belgium
Domaine du Canalet - Lodève, France (solo exhibition)
Galerie Contrast - Tilburg, The Nederlands(solo exhibition)

2006
Espace Point Barre - Lille, France (solo exhibition)

2005
Galerie Fred Lanzenberg – Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Rodeart – Brussels, Belgium
Kunsthuis Clairmarais – Turnhout, Belgium (solo exhibition)

2004
Mason Murer Fine Art - Atlanta, USA
Découverte artistique à Gentinnes, Belgium
Musée de la Faïence de la manufacture Royal Boch - La Louvière, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Rodeart – Brussels, Belgium

2003
Galerie sans nom – Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Faider – Brussels, Belgium (solo exhibition)
Exposition au profit de l'Accueil – Brussels ,Belgium
Classo- Gand, Belgium (solo exhibition)

2002
Erco Belgium- Brussels, Belgium
Exposition au profit de l’Accueil – Brussels, Belgium
L’Usine – Brussels, Belgium
Rodeart – Brussels, Belgium

2001
Galerie de la Régence – Brussels, Belgium
Galerie Reinold Ketelbuters – Brussels, Belgium
L’autre Galerie – Brussels, Belgium
Exposition au profit de l’Accueil – Brussels, Belgium
Rodeart – Brussels, Belgium
Espace Ensemble – Brussels, Belgium (expo individuelle)

2000
Galerie Cassini – Brussels, Belgium
L’Usine – Brussels, Belgium
Rhok Academie – Brussels, Belgium
Gemeenschapcentrum op Weule « Het Portret » - Brussels, Belgium
Philippe John Farahnick Gallery – Brussels, Belgium (expo individuelle)
Rodeart – Brussels, Belgium

1999
Rhok Academie – Brussels, Belgium

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