Director of International Museum of Ceramic in Faenza
Claudia Casali (Italy, 1971)
Director of the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza (Italy).
Degree in Preservation of the Cultural Heritage, specialization in History of contemporary art and aesthetic at the University of the Studies in Udine, where she achieved the Doctorate (PhD) in the aesthetic field, contemporary art and art critic.
In 1997 she started a collaboration as art historian and critic with the Modern Art Gallery in Verona, the GAM in Bologna (the contemporary MAMBO), the MAR in Ravenna and since 2011 she has been managing the International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza.
She collaborated with several international museums, taking part to art competitions and commissions for the selection of prizes, in particular in the ceramic field such as Keskemet Prize (Hungary), the Westerwald Prize (Germany), the Danish Prize (Denmark), the Gmunden Symposium (Austria), Ceramics Academy of Buenos Aires (Argentina), Icheon Biennale Symposium (Korea), Mino International Ceramic Competition (Japan), Latvian Ceramic Biennale (Latvia), Future Makers Award Kilkenny (Ireland), Franz Rising Project (Taiwan), Biennale Vallauris (France), Blanc de Chine (China).
Since 2011, she is the responsible of the International Competition “Faenza Prize”.
She often has experiences as lecturers at international symposiums, she has curated books devoted to contemporary art and ceramic art and she constantly follows with a particular care the evolution of contemporary languages of the ceramic art, promoting new talented artists.
She collaborates with art reviews and, in general, with communication and media focused on art. She teaches history of the art, history of ceramic art and museum disciplines for training course post-degree.
Recently she curated a travelling exhibition in China, from December 2016 to march 2018, devoted to 1000 years of Italian majolica in the cities of Zhengzhou (Henan Museum), Hangzhou (Zhejiang Provincial Museum), Shenyang (Liaoning Provincial Museum), Taiyuan (Shanxi Museum), Shenzen (Shenzen Museum) with a great success of public.