Biography

An artist and textile designer, Silvia Beccaria works with mind and hands in symbiosis, leading her to investigate the past – often breaking the rules, albeit with awareness of the ancient technical legacy of hand weaving – and, at the same time, expressing herself with a contemporary code in her research and daring experiments. After earning a degree in philosophy and a master in art therapy from Turin’s University , she went on to study textile design and specialized in fiber art.” Silvia designs and creates and contemporary jewels, tapestries and  sculpture-dresses, and participates in numerous art exhibitions in Italy and abroad. Her creations are part of many permanent fiber art collections.

Work

Silvia works with mind and hands in symbiosis, leading her to investigate the past – often breaking the rules, albeit with awareness of the ancient technical legacy of hand weaving – and, at the same time, expressing herself with a contemporary code in her research and daring experiments.
In her work, thread after thread, she expands the definition of “fiber” to include industrial, non-recycled, anonymous, marginal materials like PVC, rubber, plastic, latex, polyurethane and so on – materials that seem hard to associate with any aesthetic quality, but which have the common trait of being “weavable”. Silvia designs and creates and contemporary jewels, tapestries and sculpture-dresses, and participates in numerous art exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

Contacts

www.studio-filarte.it

beccariasilvia@libero.it

 

 

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Thereza Pedrosa

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Founder and Director of Beautiful People Live Art || Thereza Pedrosa was born in Rio de Janeiro (Brasil) in 1985, and grew up in Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and in Lausanne (Switzerland). In love with Europe, she operates borderless from her new location near Leipzig (Germany). Graduated in Conservation of Cultural Goods at the Ca’ Foscari University in Venice, and a jewelry designer herself, she promotes contemporary artists and designers worldwide. Her engagement is manyfold: selecting the most promising trends, promoting contamination between the arts, by editing online and offline publications.