Jenuary 2020 - August 2020
Communication and Assistant Malakta Films ltd
Social media coordinator and production assistant for mAPs-migrating atists project.
July - August 2020
Mural Painting (Vaasa, Finland)
Collaboration with Vaasa City Cultural Services for a mural grented by Bröderna Gröndahls Stiftelse - Veljekset Gröndahlin Säätiö sr.
June 2020 - Present
Alternate Member of Cultural Association (Vaasa, Finland)
Elokuvakeskus Botnia ry/ Film Centrum rf
October 2019 - Present
Illustrator (Vaasa, Finland)
Nykterhetsförbundet Hälsa och Trafik rf Collaboration with Eos children magazine.
May 2019 Present
Board Member of Cultural Association (Malax, Finland)
Malakta Art Factory rf In addition, I have been actively collaborating since 2018.
March 2019 - May 2020
Assistant (Vaasa, Finland)
Elokuvakeskus Botnia ry/ Film Centrum rf Assistant of J. Rajala Granstubb for the cultural cinema association.
June 2018 Present
Black Box Genesis Art Space (Vaasa, Finland)
Oner, manager and art curator.
May 2018 - Present
Freelance Visual Artist Black Box Genesis
Founder and owner of Black Box Genesis.
2010 - 2017
Freelance Visual Artist (Milan, Italy)
Collaborations with 360 Decor-Art.
2014 - 2016
Assistant (Milan, Italy)
Volunteer assistant for university professor R. Bellini August
Private Art Teacher (Milan, Italy)
Model for Art Courses (Belluno, Italy)
Model in art courses organized by R.Totaro.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2014 - 2016_ Master degree in Art Graphic at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan(Italy) Obtained with a score of 110/110 eulogy, with the thesis ‘Mountains of Author (Dino Buzzati Traverso 1906-1972)’. Skills in visual arts, art history and traditional graphic.
2011 - 2014_ Bachelor degree in Painting at Brera Academy of Fine Arts, Milan(Italy) Obtained a score of 108/110, with the thesis ‘The Line in Art’. Skills in visual arts, art history and painting.
2006 - 2011_ Diploma of Graphic Design Institute T. Ca- tullo, Belluno (Italy) Obtained with a score of 100/100 in advertising graphic design.
- Konstrundan 2020 (also online exhibition)
group exhibition at Black Box Genesis (Vaasa, Finland, September 2020)/ Group exhibition at Malakta art Factory and mural painting still in process, (Malax, Finland, September 2020);
- THROWughOUT (also online exhibition)
personal exhibition at Black Box Genesis (Vaasa, Finland, March 28 - April 12 2020);
- Salong 20x20x20
group exhibition at Galleri Socker ( Umeå, Sweden, March 2020);
- Ibis Open Wall
group photo exhibition at Ibis Photo Gallery (Vaasa, Finland, November 2019 - February 2020);
ollective art exhibition at Sale Agello (Crema, Italy, December 2019);
- On the occasion of LYNX 2019, my art work L'occhio del nibbio was present at the third and last art exhibition at Lokarjeva art gallery, (Ajdovščina, Slovenia,November - December 2019);
- Who I Am
VIZart International Biennal 2019 of Self-portrait at National Historical Museum (Tirana, Albania, September 2019);
- Konstrundan 2019
group exhibition at Malakta art Factory and started a new mural painting inside the building (Malax, Finland, September 2019);
- Participation in art fair Swiss Art Expo 2019 (Zurich, Switzerland, August 2019);
- Terminal, una riflessione contemporanea ispirata a Leonardo da Vinci
collective art exhibition at Spazio d’arte Tribasso-Looking for Art (Milano,Italy, July 2019) and at Sala Bergognone (Nerviano, Italy, May 2019);
- Performer in the personal art exhibition Untitled by Bekim Hasaj at Black Box Genesis art space (Vaasa, Finland, April 2019);
- Sussurri, Racconti Dal Contemporaneo
collective art exhibition at Villa Rusconi (Rescaldina, Italy, February 2019);
personal art exhibition at Black Box Genesis art space (Vaasa, Finland, November - Dicember 2018);
- Le Forme Dell'Uomo
collective art exhibition at Casa delle Artiste (Milan, Italy, November 2018);
- Il Bestiario di Brera
collective art exhibition at Villa Adele in San Vittore Olona (Italy, October 2018);
- Le Bestie di Brera
collective art exhibition at Sala Birolli in (Verona, Italy, September 2018);
personal art exhibition at Black Box Genesis art space (Vaasa, Finland, 2018);
- Under 30
collective exhibition at Studiodieci Citygallery Vercelli (Vercelli, Italy, 2016);
- Nati Per Leggere - Libri D’artista
personal and collective art exhibition (Varallo Sesia,- Grignasco, Italy, 2016);
- Dragons Are Back
illustration exhibition (Sant Giustina, Italy, 2010).
Workshop, Events, Projects
- Online Workshop
workshop ' Play With Leaves' for Art Saturday at Malakta (October 2020);
- Mural Rural Festival 2021
selected artist for Mural Rural by Malakta rf ry (autumn 2020, postpone on spring 2021);
- Artist Talk
I had three meetings with the students of Vasa övningsskola, to talk about the mural commissioned by the city of Vaasa to celebrate the Arts Night anniversary (Vaasa, September 2020);
- Vaasa Arts Night 2020
mural painting for Vaasa Arts Night 30° anniversary (August 2020);
- Handmade Paper Workshop
workshop for Art Saturday at Malakta (December 2019);
- Vaasa Arts Night 2019
art installation Glitch- sorry, there is interference (Finland, August 2019);
- Burning Art Festival 2018
performance Deep Smoke at Malkta Art Factory (Malax, Finland, September 2018);
- Vaasa Arts Night 2018
performance Living Painting at Black Box Genesis art space and on the streets (August 2018, Finland);
- Participation as artist at the National Cultural Project Nati per Leggere (Varallo Sesia,Grignasco, Italy, 2016);
- Participation as fine art student in the workshop about Breraten - Quaderno Di Appunti Visivi by Barbara Vistarini ( Milan, Italy, 2015);
- Presentation of books to various cultural events such as Libri in Cantina (Treviso, Italy, 2013) and Modena Book Fair (Modena, 2014).
Grants, Honours and awards
- Svensk-Österbottniska Samfundet ( SÖS)
personal art project The Grey Hour, 2020-21;
- Svenska Kulturfonden
art exhibitions projects at Black Box Genesis art space, 2020;
- Vaasa City Kultural Grant
got for Black Box Genesis art space, 2020;
- Starttiraha _ one year start-up grant, 2018-19;
- Nominated for Premio Lynx 2019, Trieste, Italy.
- Selected for VIZart International Biennale 2019 of Self-portrait entitled Who I am, Tirana, Albania;
- CCSA (under 35) open call
with the art group La Faretra, we won the open call by Crema Municipality (Italy, 2019), presented the art project: Terminal - a contemporary reflection inspired by Leonardo da Vinci;
- N. Zingarelli Award
awards and prizes at the (Cerignola, Italy, 2014) with the book I memorabili;
- U. Domina
humoristic literature prize finalist (Enna, 2014) with the book I memorabili, vite segrete di uomini illustri.
- Illustrations in Eos Megazine (n. 6-7-8 2019, n.1-2-3-4-5-6 2020);
- S. Gelain, V. Gelain, I Memorabili, Il Ciliegio, Como, 2013;
- S. Gelain, V. Gelain, Lady Schumi (vol. II), Il Ciliegio, Como, 2011; - S. Gelain, V. Gelain, Lady Schumi ( vol. I), Il Ciliegio, Como, 2010;
- Illustrations in L'Artiglio - L'oro del dio Hunn, Donato Altomare, Edizioni Della Vigna, Varese, 2010.
Copyright © 2020 Valentina Gelain