About

My work is a visual confrontation with reality where reduction, accumulation and construction meet with poetry.
In every medium I use, fragments are given a new function to recreate a totality.

Statement

María Elisa Quiaro is a Venezuelan mixed media artist and collagist based in Germany.
Two things have always shaped her life: images and words. She grew up under the influence of pop culture, science fiction books and TV commercials. As a child one of her favourite pastimes was to create imaginary worlds. Her work combines encaustic, collage and assemblage.

In every medium she uses, fragments are given a new function to recreate a totality.
Quiaro reflects a contemporary sense of life with all its metaphysical complexities and contradictions where the impossible is not anymore.

 
 
 
EXHIBITIONS
 
COLLAGE
  • 2020 Universo Collagem online exhibition organised by universidadedopapel, Sao Paulo Brasil. 
  • 2020 Drowing Culture/ Kaos Festival online exhibition
  • 2020 Schwietters‘ Army ,SCOTLAND, Merz Gallery, Samquhar Scotland
  • 2020 Collage Art International exhibition of retroavangarda / Poland- PENDING
  • 2020 “Fresh Cuts No.2” – Deda Gallery | Derby | Derbyshire UK – Group Collagistes Collective Show – PENDING
  • 2020 Twin Cities Collage Collective, International Collage Exhibition / USA
  • 2019 „Wuschzettel“,Kultur Kasino Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany.
  • 2019 “Elementarteilchen / Elementary Particles” International Collage Exhibition. Frauen Museum Wiesbaden, Germany.
  • 2019 Collagistas festival #6 Brüssels Belgium.
  • 2019 “Leftovers” Kaos Festival #19. Škrlovec Tower Gallery, Kranj, Slovenia.
  • 2019 “Fresh Cuts” The Electric Picture House Gallery, Congleton, Cheshire, UK.
  • 2019 World Collage Atlas – Exhibition Verbeke Fundation, Oost-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
  • 2019 Retroavangarda, International Collage Ausstellung  Warsaw Poland.
  • 2018 „Wuschzettel,“ Kultur Kasino Höhr-Grenzhausen, Germany
  • 2018 Exhibition 25th Anniversary Atelier Stellwagen, Idar-Oberstein, Germany 
  • 2018 “Collage and more collage”  Luna13 Gallery / Techhub Office 20 Ropermarket Street, London UK.
  • 2018 “Pop-up” collage exhibition at the Sziget Festival in Budapest, Hungary
  • 2018 Kaos Collage Festival, – Exhibition Illustration, Design and Moving Collage Kranj, Slovenia.
  • 2018 “Vinylism”  Collage Exhibition of Edinburgh Collage Collective. Tent Gallery. City of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2018 “Femenine glance” Collage Exhibition Mula Fest 2018 Madrid, Spain.
  • 2018 „Elective Affinities“, – Solo Exhibition Atelier Gröbl, Koblenz, Germany.
  • 2018 “Vinylism”  Collage Exhibition of Edinburgh Collage Collective.  Edinburgh Central Library. City of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2017 „Wuschzettel“ Kulture Kasino, Höhr-Grenzhausen. Germany.
  • 2017 Atelier Moshammer, Solo Exhibition,  Linz am Rhein. Germany.
  • 2017 “Ecocidio“ Exhibition, Madrid, Spain
  • 2017 “G.L.U.E”  Collage Exhibition of Edinburgh Collage Collective.  Stirling, UK.
  • 2017 “College Noir”, Cartagena, Spain.
  • 2017 “G.L.U.E”  Collage Exhibition of Edinburgh Collage Collective.  City of Edinburgh, UK.
  • 2017 “Nudo” Collage Exhibition Visual Poetry, Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2017 “Fiambre Fabuloso” Collage Exhibition, Terrasa Barcelona, Spain.
  • 2016 “Visions, Collage Exhibition” Atelier Stellwagen, Idar-Oberstein, Germany .
  • 2016 “Maria Elisa Quiaro Collage,” Solo Exhibition. Atelier Baja, Linz am Rhein, Germany.
  • 2016 Dada Exhibition.  International Collage Museum Santa Fe, USA.
  • 2016 Kunstdirekt ‘16 Mainz, Artists exhibition Rheinland Pfalz. Germany.
 
ASSEMBLAGE 
  • 2015 Exhibition  Collection  Banco Mercantil. Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2009 ‚Westerwaldpreis – Ceramics of Europa, Keramikmuseum Westerwald. Germany.
  • 2009 ‚TatORT – KeramiK, Höhr-Grenzhausen. Germany
  • 2007 4th World Ceramic Biennale Korea CEBIKO International Competition.
  • 2006 6th International Ceramics Festival ’08 MINO, Japan.
  • 2006 Exhibition “Project bridging Art and technic. Germany
  • 2005 Autonomía y Desplazamiento, Colombian and Venezuela
  • 2005  V Bienal de Barro de América,  Brazil
  • 2005 El Azul, Gallery La Previsora, Caracas, Venezuela.
  • 2005 XXXIII Exhibition of the National Competition of the Arts of Fire. Venezuela
  • 2004 XXXI Exhibition of the National Competition of the Arts of Fire.  Venezuela
  • 2002 International „Mixed-Media-Exhibition“ ‚Keep in Touch‘  Keramikmuseum Westerwald. Germany
  • 2002 XXIX Exhibition of the  National Competition of the Arts of Fire. Valencia,  Venezuela. 
  • 2000 The Ensemble Exhibition“. Trialog Gallery. Hohr–Grenzhausen Deutschland.
  • 2000 – 08 regular participation at the open studios action of  BBK Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany
  • 1998 Contemporary Ceramics exhibition“. Embassy of Venezuela, London. UK.
  • 1998 „Ceramics 98“. Howard Gardens Gallery. Cardiff.  Wales, UK. 
  • Since 1994 Exhibitions in  Argentina, México, Dominican Republic  Chile, Korea, USA, UK, Spain.

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Publications  ( a selection)
  • 2020 Strike a light / Edinburgh Collage Collective / UK
  • 2020 MAAV Dream Worlds An international collage projects, Austria
  • 2019 A5 Magazine,, London UK
  • 2019 Kaos Catalogue, Kranj Slovenien
  • 2018 „Glitch“, CVAzine #9, Contemporary Visual Magazine. London,UK
  • 2018  LABzine #2, “Dada’s dream”, World Collage  Day. Publicaron of Laboratorio de collage. Madrid. Espana
  • 2018 Kaos Catalogue, Kranj Slovenien
  • 2018 1340Art Magazine, Netherlands
  • 2018 „Body“, CVAzine #6,   Contemporary Visual Magazine. London.UK
  • 2017 Rapsodia Magazine Cover page. Issue 16 Milan, Italy
  • 2017 Making The Cut Vol.1, Australia
  • 2017 Oneiric Magazine #1 ,Portugal
  • 2017 Revista Canibalismos #26 Literatura y Arte, Madrid  Spain
  • 2016 Catalogue; ”Dada Centennial Exhibition /  Day of the Dead”  Santa Fe, USA
 
Education 
  • 2010-12 / German Art Teacher Training Program
  • since 2008 / High school teacher of Fine Arts
  • 1996-98 / MA of Arts, University of Wales   Institute Cardiff, UK
  • 1990-93 / Art College „Armando Reverón“. Caracas, Venezuela. Painting and Photography
  • 1988-94 / Central University of Venezuela, UCV,  Venezuela, Social Communication Journalism
  • 1985-88 Instituto Nuevas Profesiones, IUNP,  Venezuela. Design und Marketing 
 
in Internet ( A SELECTION)

My work have been featured in variety of online publications. Visit their website for more information.

News

Dream World / Publication

    MAAV Dream Worlds An international collage project, Austria.   A publication of @mail_art_archive_vienna .   The works for the 2nd  call have been turned into a booklet. The …

Universo Collagem

Thanks @universidadedopapel for this fantastic last week. #universocolagem was a great experience in getting to know the different collage approximations of Latin America Brazil + Portugal. Great initiative. . UNIVERSO …