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Maria Esther Barbieri

(Caracas. Distrito Capital 1963 / Lives and works in Valencia, Venezuela)


Graduated as an Industrial Engineer from the University of Carabobo (1987) she has carried out several studies in the area of the arts, among which the following stand out: 2002 - 2006 Studies in Pure Art Cultural Extension Center of the José Antonio Páez University, Valencia, Carabobo State. Venezuela. Ceramic Technology, Taller Arte Fuego, with maestro Cándido Millán, 2006, Caracas, Venezuela. Diploma in Fire Arts, University of Carabobo 2007-2008; III Millennium Residency Grant, UNESCO, Spain 2009. Museography Workshop "The Work of Art: Looking at its Space" by the research professor Alberto Asprino, Braulio Salazar University Gallery, 2010, Valencia, Venezuela. Engraving with Polyester Plates with Artist Lihie Thalmor, 2014, Valencia, Venezuela. Diploma in Contemporary Art, Universidad Metropolitana, Caracas 2014.

He has had the following solo exhibitions: Primal Pixel, La Ventana, Los Galpones, March (2020), Caracas Venezuela. I open thread, Hotel Hesperia WTC September (2019), Valencia Venezuela. Nature Intertwined, Centro Cultural Eladio Alemán Sucre (2014) Valencia. Codificated Reality, Espacio 5 Gallery (2013) Valencia. Alchemy, Secadero Uno, Hacienda la Trinidad (2013) Caracas. The Hideout of Forgetfulness, Gabinete del Dibujo y de la Estampa (2010) Valencia. Tribute to the Soul, Luis Guevara Moreno Gallery, Dr. Manuel Feo La Cruz Public Library, (2006) Valencia.

As a participant in group exhibitions, the following stand out: Exposición We are 10, IDU Urological Cultural Space (2020), Valencia, Venezuela. Face to Face with Marlen La Rosa, Consulate of Portugal, Valencia 2018. Trends & Morert Curator's Voice Art Projects Contemporary Art curated bay Milagros Bello, March 10/31, 2018. Miami, FL. Confrontest Aesthetics Curator's Voice Art Projects Contemporary Art curated bay Milagros Bello June 7/30, 2018. Miami, FL.  Mutable, Paseo el Hatillo Galería del Centro de Arte El Hatillo Curated by @factotumccs exhibition organized in conjunction with @biveelhatillo and @fundacionfenicelarralde, December 2017. Caracas, Venezuela. Art Contest Miami Basel Season Curator's Voice Art Projects, Contemporary Art, curated bay Milagros Bello, December 2, 2017 to January 6, 2018. Miami, FL., Amazonia Art and Design, CAF Gallery, March 2016, Caracas, Venezuela. BLISTERINGS Curator's Voice Art Projects by Milagros Bello August 2015 Miami, FL. Visual Dialogues, Espacio 5 Gallery (2014) Valencia, Memoirs of the Collection, Identidad de un Museo, Gabinete del Dibujo y de la Estampa (2014) Valencia. The Line in Engraving, Gabinete del Dibujo y de la Estampa (2013) Valencia. Biennial 68 Salón Arturo Michelena Braulio Salazar University Gallery together with the CCEAS and GDEV circuit, October 2016 Valencia, Venezuela. Biennial 67 Salón Arturo Michelena Galería Universitaria Braulio Salazar next to the CCEAS and GDEV circuit, November 2014 Valencia, Venezuela. Biennial National Salon of Fire Arts, editions 40, 39, 38, 37, 36, 35, 34 and 33. Braulio Salazar University Gallery (2015, 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006) Valencia. Biennial I National Drawing and Print Salon. Gabinete del Dibujo y de la Estampa (2013), Valencia. Artemusa Group, 8 editions of Landscape, Passion and Sacred. Black Hippolyta Park. Valence. Arteaméricas. Convention Center, Miami (2012), Florida. Luisa Palacios Biennial of Graphic Miniatures, editions XIV, XIII and XII. TAGA. (2011, 2008, 2006) Caracas. ACAF Annual Salon, Editions XVI, XV, XIV, XIII, XII and XI. Eladio Alemán Sucre Cultural Center. (2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009) Valence. VIII Mondial del ́Estampe et de la Gravere Originale. Triennale de Chamalières (2010) France. Federal Republic of Artists on the Move. José Clemente Orozco Gallery. (2009) Mexico. Mexico City. Out of Nowhere 8. Exhibition Halls of the Castle of Alcalá del Júcar (2009), Spain. Graphic News in Carabobo. Gabinete del Dibujo y de la Estampa (2006) Valencia.

His work has been awarded the following awards: Carabobo Ceramics Award. 40 National Salon of Fire Arts. Braulio Salazar University Gallery (2015) Valencia. City of Valencia Award. 38 National Salon of Fire Arts. Braulio Salazar University Gallery (2011) Valencia. Institute of the Arts of Image and Space Award. 36 National Salon of Fire Arts. Braulio Salazar University Gallery (2009), Valencia. General Motors de Venezuela Award. 34 National Salon of Fire Arts. Braulio Salazar University Gallery (2007), Valencia.

Carelis Art Award. First National Edition, Carelis Art Gallery, Maracay, July 2015.

His work has been published in the book 500 PRINTS ON CLAY. Larks Ceramics. Paul Andrew Wandles (2013).

Collections: The Shadow of the Absent Tree. Cabinet of Drawing and Printing. Makiritare Op Art. General Motors USA. You are here. Carabobo Ceramics. Towers of Babel. Mayor's Office of Valencia. Obra Jor Op Art. Ministry of Culture. Ye'kuana Dance, private collection of the Sardone Family. Weaving Oblivion, Family of 5, Infinity, private collection Malaspina Family. Sculpture Totems Pintaderas I, private collection of the Khali Family. Ye'kuana Necklace Series Installation, Myth Singer Series Installation, Houston, Texas, CITGO Private Collection. Installation Interlaced II, Graphics on Ceramics, Abyss, Private Collection of the Company, C.A. GALLETERA CARABOBO, Work Inside, Work Vessica Piscis, Work Koi'ne – Tepaawë (day and night, Panare ethnic group), Private Collection of the Montagna Family. Labyrinth work, private collection of the Facchin Viso family. Rain Artwork, Superlano Family Private Collection, Miami. Wuwa Sculpture, Private Collection Hotel Ucaima. Artwork Iguana Skin, Private Collection of Vertical, Hotel Internacional.


Teaching activity: Diploma in Fire Arts. Printing techniques on ceramics; University of Carabobo, Venezuela. Diploma Arigana School of Goldsmithing Valencia, Venezuela.

In 2012 he received the "Order of the City of Valencia" in his Second Class.

Founding member of the Artemusa Group, co-organizer and participant of the Exhibitions of this Group and of the 8 Editions of Paisaje Pasión y Sagrado.

Since 2011 he has held the position of President of the ACAF Civil Association of Fire Artists. Valencia, Venezuela.


Instagram: @mariaestherbarbieri





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