La Sottile Femminilità del Marmo

1970 Born in Seravezza (Italy), august 8th.

 Academic and Professional Qualifications

 1984-90 Studio of Master Ledo Tartarelli: floral decoration in sculpture.

1985-90 State Insitute of Art in Pietrasanta: graduation through two scholarships.

1990-94 Studio of Neoclassical Master Enzo Pasquini: anatomy and modeling.

1994-2009 Several Studios in Pietrasanta: contemporary art.

Giovanni Balderi - © Graziano Villa

Giovanni Balderi – © Graziano Villa

Personal Exhibitions

2017-18 – “L’eco del Tempo”, Tornabuoni Palace (Frilly Gallery), Florence

2016      –  Lajatico town hall’s board room – Teatro del Silenzio

– “Ritorno a casa”, Seravezza Cathedral – Cibart, Italy

2014 – “Art on Waves”, The Italian Sea Group – Monte Carlo

2013 – “Nel labirinto dell’anima”, Museo Etruscan Museum “Guarnacci” – Volterra, Italy

2010 – Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts – Alabama

– “Memorie riaffiorano”, Sala Delle Grasce – Pietrasanta, Italy

2008 – Galleria PetrArte Edizioni – Pietrasanta, Italy

2007 – “CrossRoads Incroci”, Associazione Culturale Agorà Palazzo dei Congressi – Cecina, Italy

2006 – “Lucca Digital Photo Fest” World Press Photo 90 c/o Villa Bottini – Lucca, Italy

2001 – Galleria d’arte La Subbia – Pietrasanta, Italy

Giovanni Balderi - © Graziano Villa

Giovanni Balderi – © Graziano Villa

Collective Exhibitions

2019 – “Salone del Mobile” – Milan (Frilly Gallery)

2018 – “Salone del Mobile” – Milan (Frilly Gallery)

2017 -“ Salone del Mobile” – Milan (Frilly Gallery)

2016 – “La bella e la bestia”, S. Study – Rome

– Salone del Mobile – Milan (Frilly Gallery)

2015 – “Bianco su bianco” Hemingway Art – Oxford

– “Salone del Mobile” – Milan (Frilly Gallery)

2014 – CCV Banks’s collection, Saint Augustine’s Stand – Pietrasanta

– “Spoleto incontra Venezia” a cura di Vittorio Sgarbi – Venice 

– “Dialogue”, Four Seasons hotel – Firenze

2012 – “Biennale di Venezia” (by Vittorio Sgarbi), Palazzo delle Esposizioni, Sala Nervi, Turin, Italy

– Premio Internazionale Limen Arte, Vibo Valentia, Italy – Specialmention

– “Rosa Rosae Rosae Rosam – Il declinare della Rosa”, Studio S. Rome, Italy

2011 – Primaverile Romana – Museo Venanzo Crocetti, Rome, Italy

– “Biennale di Scultura Rome” – Villa Torlonia, Rome, Italy

– “Open Air Art Il canto della pietra” Iesolo – Lido di Iesolo, Italy

– Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, Alabama, USA

2010 – “I°Biennale Internazionale di Grottaglie” Convento dei Paolotti, Taranto, Italy

– “Forte 2010 VS” Piazza Garibaldi Forte dei Marmi, Italy

2009 – “Incontri D’Arte” Galleria Tega, Pietrasanta, Italy

– “Versilia Wine Art”, Chiesa di Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy

– “Art and Antiques Fair” Primavera in Ahoy, Rotterdam, Netherlands

– “Italian Festival of Arts and Crafts” Bethlehem-Jerusalem, Holy Land

2008 – Bell’Arte Art Gallery, Château NeercanneCannerweg, Maastricht, Netherlands

2007 – “Illumination” Galeriedu Soleil Naples, Florida, USA

– “Primaverile Romana”, Venanzo Crocetti Museum, Rome, Italy

– “Arte & Città” XII ed. Piazza del Popolo S.Giovanni in Persiceto, Bologna, Italy

– “Italian Artists at the X Art Biennal of Cairo”, Galleria d’Arte Studio S,Rome, Italy

2006 – “10th International Biennial Cairo”, Egypt

2005 – “Salone di Maggio, Roma luoghi e colori”, Vittoriano, Rome, Italy

– “Segnali bianchi nella notte” Galleria d’Arte Studio S, Rome, Italy

– “Amor Marmoris” Levigliani, Lucca, Italy

2004 – “Arte & Città” IX ed. Bologna, Italy

– “La natura e l’uomo Vittoriano”, Salone di Maggio, Rome, Italy

– “Da Michelangelo all’arte contemporanea” Cleopatra Baku, Azerbaijan

2003 – Primaverile A.R.G.A.M. Galleria d’Arte Studio S, Rome, Italy

– “Cleopatra”, Accademia d’Egitto, Rome/ Alexandria / Cairo

2002 – “Plas-mare la vita”, Museo Pianeta Azzurro, Centro Internazionale di Scultura, Fregene,Italy

– “Mater Materia” Florida International University, Miami, USA

– “Premio Giovani Scultura”, Accademia Nazionale di San Luca, Rome, Italy

– “Cento artisti in cantina”, Studio ARTCO, Seravezza, Italy

– “Asart Show 2002”, Chiostro Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta, Italy

– “Cleopatra” Accademia d’Egitto, Rome, Italy

– “Rassegna Artisti della Versilia Storica” Centro Culturale Luigi Russo, Pietrasanta, Italy

2001 – “Artemente” Associazione Culturale, Prato, Italy

– Galleria d’Arte La Subbia, Pietrasanta, Italy

2000 – “Studi Aperti” with Associazione ASART, Pietrasanta, Italy

– “Gezira Art Center”, Ministry of Culture, Department of Visual Arts, Cairo, Egypt

1999 – “Che bella la Figura”, Galleria d’Arte Studio S, Rome, Italy

– “1° Premio Internazionale per la Scultura Umberto Mastroianni”, Palazzo Colonna, Rome

– “Opere Dannunziane”, Villa La Versiliana, Pietrasanta, Italy

– Palazzo Corsini, Florence,  Italy

– “Primaverile Romana” Galleria d’Arte Studio S Rome, Italy

1997-98 – Villa La Versiliana”, Pietrasanta,Italy

1996 – “Grafica materia colore”, Chiesa di S.Paolo All’Orto, Pisa, Italy

1995 – “La Via Francigena”, Lucca, Italy

1992 – “150 anni dell’Istituto Statale d’Arte Stagio Stagi” Chiostro di Sant’Agostino, Pietrasanta, IT


 Public and private collections 

– “Starbucks Reserve Roastery ” Broggi Palace,  Milan

– Washigton D.C. 601 Massachusetts Avenue Project, USA

– Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition, Chinese National Academy of Art

– “Huntsville Museum of Art” Huntsville, Alabama USA

– “BB.Comer Memorial Library & Public Int.Center” Sylacauga, Alabama

– “Bethlehem Peace Center” Israel

– “Sylacauga Municipal Complex” Sylacauga, Alabama

– “Banca di Credito Cooperativo della Versilia” Pietrasanta, Italy

– National prize “Lizza D’Oro Alpi Apuane” 2007

– “Fondazione Henraux” Querceta (Lucca), Italy

– “Royal Carrabean Cruise Line” Norway

– “Shima Seiki” Tokio

– “Paper Musuem” Pescia, Italy

– “Mastroianni Museum” Città di Marino, Rome 

– Commemorative work for the Roman artist “Cipriano Efisio Oppo” Rome 

– “Museo dei Bozzetti” Pietrasanta, Italy 

– “International Center for Culture and Spirituality Fra Benedetto” Sillico (Lucca), Italy

– “Fondazione Fineschi” Prato

Giovanni Balderi – © Photo by Graziano Villa