Maria Constanza Villarreal
1978 Born in Argentina, lives and works in Rome.
Maria Constanza Villarreal was born in Santa Fe, Argentina where she studied Architecture, until 2009 when she moved to Italy to learn classical drawing, painting and ceramics, in the Atelier System in Florence and in Rome.
This classical training, along with an experimental nature, has allowed her to developed a poetic deeply rooted in the understanding of materials, its expressive potentiality and the capacity to convey strong messages.
She creates individual pieces in textiles, paper and ceramics as well as installations. The experimental approach has also taken her to create projects in public spaces with the engagement of the community and to facilitate art exercises designed to teach a specific skill as much as to create a space of connection and reflection.
Her work has been shown in Europe and Argentina. At the Palazzo Velli in Rome, the Galleria Curva Pura during Rome Art Week, The Galleria Esthia and at the Portuense art district in Rome. In Bologna, at the Galeria Mirabilia. In Germany, At the house of Architecture in Essen. In Barcelona, at the Circle of Art of Barcelona. In Madrid at the Centro Cultural La Vaguada during Arco. In Buenos Aires, at the galleria de arte Holz, and the sala Fortbath.
Some of her work can be found at the Museo de Arte Orlando Ruffinengo, in Galvez, Argentina . At the chiostro of San Crisogono in Rome Italy, and her installations and community projects in Florence, at the Biblioteca Mario Luzi e Biblioteca Buonarotti.