Nicola Boccini is a versatile and eclectic artist. He studied art at the Academy of Fine Arts in Perugia (1994 – 1998), Koninklijke Academie voor Beeldende and Kunst in The Hague (1997). His in-depth study of Ceramic technology makes him an experimental artist and technologist. Experimentation and research is always present in his works, the different “mix” between metals and minerals, natural glazes and oxides make his works unique. His art is divided between ceramics, video, performance and installations. In 1997 he created the CLS (Free Experimental Ceramics) international group which is active in the world of research and experimental ceramics. In 2001 he founded along with other artists, the international Ceramic Art School Romano Ranieri in Deruta. In the same year he won the first prize at the Festival of Polish theater and visual arts “Zdarzenia” and two years later he became the Festival’s artistic consultant for Italy. In 2009 received the European qualification as an expert in the restoration of ancient works. In 2010 he created art / r / evolution tour art exhibition (2010 – 2013) of experimental ceramic and wrote with his group the first Manifesto of Ceramic “Work in Clay is different”. Since 2011 he has been the coordinator of the center for research and development of one of the oldest ceramic businesses in the world (founded in 1500) U.Grazia Deruta. 2013 he patented new techniques on ceramic called “Boccini’s techniques”. 2014 he selected for the Taipei Biennale at Yingge Ceramics Museum (terra nova TBC 2014) in Taiwan. 2015 partecipate to the Exhibition “La Ceramica Contemporanea in Italia” at National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome (GNAM). Selected 59th – 61st – 62nd – Faenza Price at the International Ceramic Museum in Faenza. 2016, US Embassy in Rome commissioned a large ceramic panel to the theater at Villa Taverna.
Since 2017 is teacher of Ceramic&Design at the Fine Arts Academy “Pietro Vannucci” of Perugia.
In the same year, the National Museum of G’dansk (Poland) chooses him to realize “The Last Judgment”, inspired by Hans Memling (The Last judgment 1467) he realized a multimedia and interactive panel in bone china.
After creating ceramic 2.0, multimedia and interactive Ceramics in 2010, in 2016 he created Ceramica 3.0, a new concept and philosophy in organic ceramics, in 2020 he created C.C.C (Change Ceramic Climate) and in 2022 created a new concept on “Irrational Ceramic”.
He collaborates a great deal with research centres and art schools, both in Italy and abroad, and around the world with designers and architects of international renown. For him, ceramic material is ultra contemporary and creates performances and events.
ART WORK & STYLE
Creating for me means “research” of new techniques and solutions.
I never create a form or shape first and then apply the technique.
I always create the technique first and then the form.
Light and Shapes
Aviero Ceramic Biennale
XVI° Ceramic Biennale of AVEIRO 2023 28th October 2023 – 28th January 2024 The international collaboration between Biennales generated by the Biennial NEXT event (2021), of which BACC – Frascati Biennial of Contemporary Ceramic Art – is the opener, creates the conditions for reaching international audiences and institutions and generates new awareness in artists’ work. Read more about Aviero Ceramic Biennale[…]
Venice Biennale Architecture 2021
Venice Biennale Architecture 2021 22nd May – 21st November 2021 LANE LA VITA SOSPESA E L’ISOLAMENTO DELLA PANDEMIA, HANNO AMPLIFICATO LA LOTTA PERSONALE DELL’INDIVIDUO, PIU’ SOLO SULLA PROPRIA STRADA. IL FUTURO RISVEGLIO E’ DINAMICITA’, LA FIGURA FEMMINILE E’ LA VITA, IL COLORE E LA LUCE SONO SPERANZA, LA PORCELLANA COME FRAGILITA’, LA RESILIENZA Read more about Venice Biennale Architecture 2021[…]
Light Art Biennale Mantova
LIGHT ART BIENNALE , MANTOVA 2020 “Elogio della luce tra destrutturazione e ricostruzione degli spazi” by Vittorio Erlindo 26th september – 15th April 2021 Andrea Mantegna’s house The city of Mantova will therefore light up on September 26, 2020 at 6.00 pm, until December 31, 2020, and will bring artists to confront the Read more about Light Art Biennale Mantova[…]
Blanc de Chine – ICAA, Internatinal Ceramic Art Award 2019 Exhibition of winning work at Masséna Museum, Nice (Francia) 06th to 21th October 2019
Dapres contemporary ceramic
Exhibition open at 18h MAY 2019 on the festival “BUONGIORNO CERAMICA“ D’APRÉS Riprese e citazioni nella ceramica contemporanea La mostra si propone di indagare il rapporto di alcuni artisti che usano la ceramica con i capolavori o le correnti significative dell’arte precedente. Non ci riferiamo a copisti o epigoni, ma piuttosto alla citazione consapevole, riverente Read more about Dapres contemporary ceramic[…]
Pubblicato il 29 Marzo 2019 Terra d’Italia, Vallauris, Espace EDEN. 28th June – 4th November 2019 All’interno della Biennale di Vallauris, per la venticinquesima edizione, il paese ospite è l’Italia. Nata nel 1968questo concorso ha ricevuto fin dai suoi inizi il patrocinio di Pablo Picasso che dal 1948 lavorava a Madoura,nei pressi di Vallauris, per realizzare Read more about Vallauris[…]
The Last Judgment
THE LAST JUDGMENT Date of the great opening: 2nd of December at 6 PM Multimedia Ceramic installation inspired by Hans Memling’s Last Judgement An exhibition of a contemporary multimedia ceramic panel by celebrated ceramic artist Nicola Boccini (works in Deruta near Perugia, Italy). The panel is a multimedia installation made of porcelain components that are Read more about The Last Judgment[…]
CONTAF 2017 – Campinas – Brasil Artes & Artista: Nicola Boccini A sobreposição entre o contemporâneo e o tradicional Ele é italiano, natural de Deruta/Itália, uma cidade onde encontramos em cada rua e em cada esquina um ateliê ou loja especializada em Arte Cerâmica, principalmente porcelanas e faianças. Será também uma das principais atrações Read more about Contaf 2017[…]
GICB 2017 Korea
GICB – Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale 2017 “IN THE EARTH TIME” 22th April 2017 – 28th May 2017 GICB 2017: press release: In The Earth Time sarà ospitata all’interno della Biennale della Ceramica di Gyeonggi, in Corea del Sud, dove la mostra rappresenterà l’Italia. L’invito rivolto al Museo da parte della prestigiosa Biennale di Icheon Read more about GICB 2017 Korea[…]
Tecnargilla, the world´s biggest ceramics industry trade show, set to take place in Rimini from 26 to 30 September 2016, will host a selection of works from the International Ceramics Museum in Faenza (MIC) as part of the Ceramic Bang exhibition, curated by architects Azzolini-Tinuper. The works, chosen from the Premio Faenza collection, tell the story of Read more about Tecnargilla 2016[…]