more spring, less bullshit.

Open Studio and Exhibition in Berlin.

I am happy to invite you to our extraordinary Studio4 in Friedrichshain to honor the awakening of nature and our spirits! Come to visit our studio exhibition, see the magic place where the creation happens and have a good chat about faraway worlds and revolutionary visions, or whatever inspires you!

WHEN:
The exhibition: from Monday 21st March to Friday 25th March – 12h-18h
Finissage event: Friday 25th March – 17h-21h

WHERE:
Studio4 – Samariterstr. 4, 10247 Berlin

Looking forward to meeting you!

my berlin Artist studio upgrade!

I am so happy to share with you great news of this just started 2022:
my Berlin artist studio is getting bigger!

This year I had the fortune to enlarge my creative spot at our magic shared artists atelier Studio 4, in Friedrichshain, Berlin. Now I have an extra wall that opens a lot of new possibilities!
I know for someone having one more wall just 2x3m wide may look not that big improvement, but for me is such a blessing! Before that, I have played crazy Tetris with all my art supplies, stock of prints, packaging, and artworks, and now everything has finally found its place.

And together with my studio mate Marnie, we have made little but excellent upgrades: cleaned up the window, painted the facade and, last but not least, put up new wonderful window curtains, bleached and dyed by our Studio4 gal and great tattooist Delia of Both Worlds Tattoo (check her stunning and unique work).  
Love our new curtain, it makes the entrance so cozy! 
Furthermore, it allows us to have a little more privacy. Don’t take me wrong, we love to have the studio on the street side and the direct contact with the people passing by but, you know, also artists sometimes need privacy 😉

I have so many new ideas about my new studio spot!
Curious? Here are just a few examples:

  • Open Studio and Exhibition once per season (the first one arrives with Spring, more details coming very soon!)
  • The little portrait corner, so when you will come to my studio to pose for a portrait, we will have our privacy
    (you can find my custom portraits catalog on my online shop)
  • Creative meetings, to re-connect each other and share thoughts, inspiration, and revolutionary visions
  • Paint bigger, babe! Yes, I always wanted to paint people in full-scale!
    Wanna be one of the first to be painted in big?

And that’s everything for now.
I will leave you with some pics of the studio I’m proud of.
Stay tuned for being updated on events and news about our studio life!

Kikkake vol.2 – okinawa theater show

animation and scenography by Chiara Ciccarello

At the end of 2021, I was honored to be part of Kikkake vol.2, a great theatrical piece at Garaman Hall in Ginoza (Okinawa, Japan), for which I have created the scenography using frame by frame digital animation.
Like many other art and theater projects, our show has been postponed several times because of the pandemic. I was supposed to take part in 2 months artist residency organized by Garaman Hall in Ginoza, but in the end, the regulation to enter Japan from abroad was too strict, and I worked on the project from Berlin.

Thanks to the excellent team of performers, actors, musicians, and technicians, the show was a great success.
Congratulation to all the members of the team!
I hope we will meet again soon on your beautiful island, Okinawa.

(All pictures by Yuta Nakama)

AUTUMN OPEN STUDIO MARKET

Do you know that cozy, chaotic, colorful, and maybe a bit punky artists’ studio in the heart of Friedrichshain?
Yes, I’m talking about Studio4!
That’s the atelier I share with a bunch of great artists and friends!
And we are all super happy to invite you to our

AUTUMN OPEN STUDIO MARKET

Art, prints, original drawings and painitngs, and our personally selected flea-market assortment of second-hand clothes and little treasures to discover, furthermore you will have the chance to see where the magic happens every day!

COME TO VISIT US!

When: the 20th of November 2021, from 12h till 18h
Where: Studio4, Samariterstr.4, 10247 Berlin

Kunst im Zug – Berlin art action

Art action during lockdown: Guerrilla art exhibition on Berlin’s trains.

It has been already one year since the world situation drastically changed due to the pandemic.
In December 2020 the third and harder lockdown began in Germany, and it still going on, with a hope that the situation will get better with the coming of the beautiful season.

The art and culture scene in Berlin, as in the rest of the world, has been on hold for a year.
We are all waiting for the situation to evolve and get better.
I was placing a lot of effort on web networking because I thought it was the only way nowadays to keep creating networks. 
But that’s not true. I want my art to reach people in the real life.

Since galleries and museums are still closed, artists have to find other ways to reach people with art.
After brainstorming with my partner and artist, Yukihiro Taguchi, something popped up in our minds: it was time to stop waiting and start to act!
Why not using the public space?
Why not simply carrying art around the city?
And why not on the public trains and make train’s wagons our galleries? 
And that’s exactly what we did.
So the idea of Kunst im Zug was born.
The concept is very simple: guerrilla art exhibitions on trains.

On Sunday the 14th of February, the artists Yukihiro Taguchi, Marnie Feuerriegel, Linda Havenstein and I started the Kunst im Zug movement.
There are no rules against bringing your art with you on the train, and the feedback from the people we met during the action was extraordinarily positive. Even the two young police officers we have met in a station in Kreuzberg had a good and warm reaction.
So people, Kunst im Zug!

We repeat the action every Sunday in Berlin, and you can participate anytime just taking your art with you on the train, it doesn’t matter if we are not on the same wagon, or train, or city. 
Wherever you are, whatever art or design you are creating, join Kunst im Zug!

Visit Kunst im Zug Instagram to follow the movement and be updated on the next actions.
I hope to meet you on the train, rolling art together!



Coffee Spoon – exhibition in Berlin

I am so happy to announce my first solo exhibition in Berlin!

The show is gonna happen in the sweet venue of Chouquette Cafè, in Friedrichshain, and I’m gonna exhibit a new illustrated story created specially for the event.

My work focuses on the narration of empathy into people’s stories through images, that’s why for this occasion I wanted to create a story that could be narrated on the walls of a Berlin cafĂŠ in a natural way, as if it had always been there, a story that surrounds people silently but intensely.

Coffee Spoon is a story suspended in the time of one coffee.
Has it already happened or is it happening right now?

If you are in Berlin come to say hi, drink wine and listen the beautiful music by End of Dimension!

Coffee Spoon

Illustrated Story by Chiara Ciccarello

Vernissage: 7 Dec 2018, 19-22h _ Live Music by End of Dimension from 20:30

Exhibition: 8-20 Dec 2018, 10-18h (monday closed)

Looking forward to meeting you there!

coffee spoon INSTA-1.jpg

Soft City – Exhibition at Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin

I’m pleased to announce our participation in the group exhibition SOFT CITY, at Schloss Biesdorf, Berlin.

For this show I collaborated with a great artist, my art sensei, and last but not least my husband, Yukihiro Taguchi. We have been all around the east neighborhood of Berlin, Marzahn-Hellersdorf, drawing and shooting a stop-motion animation video, watching the city through a glass window…got curious? Come to see our short movie and installation at the exhibition!

The VERNISSAGE on Friday the 7th.
Music Live: End of Dimension
Performance: Yuji Ueno
+ Japanese Tea Ceremony

WHEN: from 7th September 2018 till 25th January 2019

WHERE: Schloss Biesdorf, Alt Biesdorf 55, 12683 Berlino

More info at the Facebook event page here: SOFT CITY – STADT & KUNST // JAPAN & BERLIN

Works by:
Florian Baron/Jenny Fadranski,
David Bauer, Linda Havenstein
Masaru Iwai,
Titus Spree,
Yukihiro Taguchi/Chiara Ciccarello
Katsuhito Nakazato/Sugano Matsusaki
Yuji Ueno
Concept and Curatos: Titus Spree, Linda Havenstein, Karin Scheel

 

Okinawa arrivo!!!

I have some big news!!!

On the 7th June I will go to Okinawa for about 2 months, that’s my first art residency and I am so happy that will be in the wonderful island in the south-south-south of Japan, as a Sicilian I kind of feel connected to Okinawa…SOUTH ISLANDS POWER!!!

I am honored to take part to a great theater project with my illustrations, and collaborate with great people there to create the scenography. I am so excited and looking forward to being there.

The show will be in the end of July in the Garaman Hall of Ginoza. I will post more details about it very soon.

And now let’s come back to work!

GANBARIMASU!!!