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 café 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!
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!
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
Florian Baron/Jenny Fadranski,
David Bauer, Linda Havenstein
Yukihiro Taguchi/Chiara Ciccarello
Katsuhito Nakazato/Sugano Matsusaki
Concept and Curatos: Titus Spree, Linda Havenstein, Karin Scheel
My residency in Ginoza is finished and I’m back to Berlin.
It was such an intense experience and I learned so much, I had the chance to work on a huge theater project ad met great artist and people that I will never forget, I had 2 workshop with the children of the primary school in Ginoza and I’m so thankful because they teached me so much and remember me to keep watching the world with amazed eyes. I also had 2 exhibition, one in Ginoza and one in Naha.
It was lot of work, but I’m so glad I had this opportunity and I would do it again 100 times.
Thanks so much to all the people of Garaman Hall and Rheinbilder project, you all will have always a special place in my heart.
Okinawa see you soon again!
Pictures by Titus Spree
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!
It happens always.
I take a brush and I draw whatever in the first sheet of paper I find close to me and …. TADAAN! Waoh, it’s really a nice one!
Then I try to draw it again and better, and the result? It is always worst.
That’s why the second time I want to create the perfect drawing, I try an excessive control on my hand, so that I’m scared to wrong and fail. And the final effect is artificial, not natural, bad.
What I need is to make free my drawing of the fear of not being able to make the perfect piece, I have to learn to make beautiful mistakes.
So I start an illustrated diary, full of daily sketches, doodles and scratches to feel free to draw, experiment and find a new way to put in the paper all the mess I have in my mind, but with no care.
Drawing without too much thought. That’s it.
Happy new year to everyone!
Back to Berlin after had spent a December escaping the cold winter, before in Hong Kong – I fell in love with this city in a way that I couldn’t never imagine – and then in my beloved homeland, Sicily.
But I couldn’t escape forever, so now it’s time to come back to the cold reality and, I have to say, I missed Berlin! So let’s start the 2017 with a lot of new exiting projects!
Have a look to my fresh uploaded works:
- These cute wedding bowls I did for three couple of friends.
- Watercolor sketches I painted in Barcellona, inspired by the autumn.
- And some fashion portraits for a friend who had a genial idea about a very chic salad bar.
And lot of new stuff is boiling in the pot. Stay tuned!
I’m writing from my family house in Catania. I came here to visit my family because tomorrow my mother will have a medical operation and I wanted to be here to support her.
I am very happy to visit my family and my beautiful Sicily, also because now there are about 20 degrees more than Berlin… By the way every time I come here I order a bit the stuff I left here, behind me; many things go into the garbage, something has been donated and something else stays here, waiting for me to have one day a house in Berlin big enough to bring it with me.
Beside my bed there is, since always, a silver tube that once contained a bottle of Chivas whisky. I had even forgotten what was inside when today I opened it and found a bunch of old markers. Most of them are consumed and useless but, before throwing them away, I wanted to do the last drawing.
I thought about the just started winter that I will find in Berlin next week, once I will be back…
I have exciting news for Berlin friends, Cicca will be debuting at Neonchocolate Festival at Berliner Postbahnhof on this weekend, 23rd-24th July from 1pm till 11pm.
I am so excited and a bit nervous, as this is the first time I will be attending an art festival with my illustration work.
I will display my new works of painting on vintage ceramics and some art prints, postcards and two handmade coloring zines!
I have still some work to do, as hand-binding for the zines and painting some pottery, but it is almost done 🙂
Please come this weekend and say hi!