Ilaria Margutti


Country: Italia

She was born in Modena in 1971. In 1997 she gradueted from the Academy of Fine Arts in Firenze. Since 1996 she started exhibiting her work but is only in 2007 that she started to insert the embroidery technique in her paintings, until it has became the language that best represents her poetry. In 2008 her work were finalist in three international awards: Arte Laguna Prize, Arte Mondadori and Embroideres' Guild of Birmingham. In 2010, Ilaria is in Ivory Coast with "De L'Esprit de L'Eau", an art project for the restoration of African culture in countries overwhelmed by civil war, supported by the Italian Consulate. She oversees projects for the dissemination of contemporary art at the Museo Civico of Sansepolcro, of which she is a Commission member: it is since 2011 that she has been the Curator of “Encounters at the Museum with contemporary Art”, a series of meetings and exhibitions with artists from all over Italy which is held in the Museo Civico of Sansepolcro. Since 2012, together with the Spanish artist Enrique Moya Gonzales, she’s been the curator of the path “Casermarcheologia”, a project that aims to recover the abandoned areas to realize exhibitions and art projects in which the protagonists are mostly young high school students, to offer them the opportunity to compare with the artistic professionalism. Among her most recent exhibitions: 2010 – “The thread of the imperfect”, at the Festival of Contemporary Art of Bitonto and at the Museum of Emilio Greco, Latina (Italy); “Ottomarzo” curated by Iginio Materazzi at the ex-church of the Madonna del Duomo, Arezzo; 2011 – "Skin | Still”, curated by Viviana Siviero, at Wannabee Gallery, Milan; 2012 - Biennial FiberPhiladelphia, Philadelphia, USA; "Outside the Skin", curated by Manuela De Leonardis, Spazio Lavatoio Contumaciale, Rome; 2013 - "The body written on the thread", curated by Vincenza Tommaselli, Montevergini Gallery, Ortigia (SC).
She lives and works in Sansepolcro.

Works collected on MACS

Seme rosa/ Rose seed, 2016 ricamo su tela, rami di vite, seta, nylon, scatola in legno/ embroidery on canvas, vine branches, silk, nylon, wooden box cm 74x48x10



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