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!

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

Diva – Exhibition at AnkoKai, Berlin

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I’m happy to announce my next exhibition, in the frame of the fantastic and sparkling AnkoKai event!

On this occasion I will show a series of portraits of the AnkoKai’s beauties and performers, queer, colors and lipstick!

The portraits are inspired by Alberto Granzotto photos.

 

When: 6th April 2019, 20-01h

Event: Anko-Kai vol. 106 いろいろやりまっせSP🌸

♥♥♥ Party for hairy Geishas and Yakuzas with boobs ♥♥♥

Where: Club der polnischen Versager, Ackerstraße 169, 10115 Berlin

Facebook: AnkoKai

 

Mama: Mitani Nobuhiro a.k.a. Nobué

Dj: Parisienne Sasazuka

Dance Performance: Rieko Okada

 

I will be happy to meet you there and drink a glass (or two, three, four…) together!

Cheers and glitters,

Chiara.

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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: Ginoza Art Residency

Hello there, I’ve been in Okinawa for almost two weeks now, working crazy to prepare the scenography for the show “Rheinbilder” that will be in Garaman Hall on the 21st and 22nd July.

It is the first time for me to draw something that will be screened with projector on an multi layer screen setup, and I’m learning something new every day. Drawing for screening is quite different from drawing for books, there are many things to consider, for example the contrast of the images that must be quite strong to work good with the lights on the stage.

Here you can see the flyer of the show. For more info and tickets follow the link of the Garaman Hall theater. So to all of you who will be in Okinawa on the 21st or 22nd July, come to see it! It will be a great show, in the romantic scenery of the Rhein river with live music, dancing, acting and my illustrations!

RHEINBILDER - FLYER FRONT

 

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!!!

 

 

Japan holiday is finished – Back to work!!!

Here we are again, Berlin! I was one month in Japan and just came back to reality…

It was a great time and time flied faster then I imagined.

I came back full of new ideas and energy to immerse myself in my new projects! Now it is a count down to Bologna Children’s Book Fair, I’m working on couple of new books and I will update the progress here and on my social networks.

If you are curious about it, follow me on Instagram: @cicca_boom .

In the while enjoy the Okinawa mermaid 🙂

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