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, oil on canvas 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). 2015 Selected 59th 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. 2017 is teacher of ceramic&design at the Fine Arts Academy “Pietro Vannucci” of Perugia. 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.
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[…]
Nicola Boccini Evolution – Ceramics 2.0 Faenza, Ridotto del Teatro Masini, Piazza Nenni (formerly Molinella) Exhibitions | 1 – 4 September, 2016 / opening hours: 10.00 – 20.00 Vernissage September 2, h 19.30 Statement of the artist Evolution 16.9 are interactive tile panels are part of an ongoing experimental research with engineers and other partners. Read more about Argillà Italy[…]
Evolution, Ceramic 2.0
EVOLUTION | Multimedia Ceramics by Nicola Boccini Curated by Claudia Bottini 25 June – 24 July, 2016 On the occasion of the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, ADD-art Garllery is proud to present “Evolution”, an exhibit showcasing multimedia ceramics created by Umbrian artist Nicola Boccini and curated by Claudia Bottini. After years of research Read more about Evolution, Ceramic 2.0[…]