Daniela Carletti

Daniela Carletti

Ferrara, Emilia Romagna, Italy

About Daniela Carletti

www.danielacarletti.com (official website)
Daniela Carletti was born in Ferrara, northern Italy, and started to be interested in art at the end of the seventies. That was the time when she began to attend a painting, watercolor, sculpturing and graphic school, whose teachers were important artists of her town.
She has experimented with different materials like: clay to realize terracotta sculptures similar to the ones of Henry Moore , resin and fiberglass for more abstract sculptures, wire and plaster for lighter vaguely humanlike figures.
Around the nineties, she started to make reliefs with plaster. Since then, it was the nature in its most humble aspect that became the main source of her artwork, a nature of reeds and wild herbs, you find along rivers and ditches, everywhere they can’t be cut by human hands.
She picked up and through a personal procedure reproduced them with hard plaster on special tissue (tarlatan). After many solo and group exhibitions, in 2007 she participated in the 4th International Symposium of painting in Odessa (UKR) and exhibition at the Museum of Eastern and Western Art.
In year 2008, after having attended a graphic school (Laboratori Liberi) near Urbino, Italy, she started to use Japanese paper and from 2009 began to insert figures of herons in paper as well as in other works.
In year 2011, after many solo and group exhibitions in Italy and abroad, she was invited to the Biennial of Venice, 54th International Art Exhibition.
From 2013 she participated in many solo e group art exhibitions in the United Arab Emirates and in public and private galleries in Italy.
Her poetry is expressed by the representation of nature.
She says of her work: “I think I have nostalgia for a time when human beings lived in direct communication with nature. I can’t explain in any other way my compulsive need to represent it.
In all my artworks I just follow my inspiration, there is not much planning; the different materials I use suggest the path I follow. In the various steps of processing, all senses are involved, acting in synergy with the mind and the heart, showing me where to go. Creating an artwork is like making a trip to the mysterious and attractive unknown”.

Her work is represented by:
Artissima Art Gallery, Dubai (UAE)-
Swiss Art Gate UAE, Dubai (UAE)-

Collaboration with NTE,Milan and TID The Interior Design, Milan


After high school degree, she attended courses in painting, sculpture, watercolor and graphics at Fine Art School in Ferrara, northern Italy, and workshops graphics near Urbino.


-54th Venice Biennial, International Art Exhibition (2011)
-Saatchi Art - Artist of the Day 10-27-2015
-Saatchi Art - Office Collection - 6-2015
-Saatchi Art - New this Week 3-16-2015
-Saatchi Art-Original Art $ 500/2000 Collection-1-2015
-Saatchi Art - New this Week 12-29-2014
-IV° International Symposium of painting in Odessa organized by Indipendent European Artists Association (UEKI)and exhibition at the Museum of Eastern and Western Art, Odessa (UKR)-(2007)


Selected exhibitions since 2010
-Nature Utopia, Spazio Faro Galleria d'Arte, Rome
-Art Festival, Cultural Centre Umm Al Quwain (UAE)

-Club 55 Pigneto, Roma (Rome Art Week 2019)
-Generali Italia Agenzia generale, Ferrara, solo
-Saphira & Ventura Gallery, New York
-Arte in Studio, Milan
-Cloister Galleria d'Arte, Ferrara, solo
-Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara
-Binali Yldirim University, Erzincan

-Club 55 Pigneto, Roma,(Rome Art Week 2018)
-Cloister Galleria d'Arte, Ferrara (I), 2-31 /5, solo
-Pinacoteca Civica, San Severino Marche, (I) 26/5-10/6
-Ai due mulini, Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara (I)
-Squarci d'infinito, Cloister Galleria d'Arte, Ferrara (I)

-Art Unity, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai (UAE)
-Equus & Folium, Emirates Palace, Mezzaluna, Abu Dhabi (UAE)- duo-exhibition
-In den Maandern der Schonheit, Deutschen Hirtenmuseum, Hersbruch (D)

-Luce nell’Arte, Arte nella Luce, Centro Puecher, Milano (I) - Solo exhibition
- Dodici Contemporaneamente 2° edizione:“Perimetri, prospettive, vie di fuga”, mostra Internazionale a cura del MAC, Veroli (I)
-Women with their own light, Artissima Art Gallery, Dubai (UAE)
-Attraversare mondi, Cloister Galleria d’Arte, Ferrara (I) - Solo exhibition
-Tracce e segmenti, Cloister Galleria d’Arte, Ferrara (I)

-Voli di luce, Poltrona Frau e Hotel Annunziata, Ferrara (I) - Solo exhibition
-Sulla via degli aironi, Museo Magi ‘900, Pieve di Cento-Bo- (I) - Solo exhibition
-Sentire il viaggio, OnArt Gallery, Firenze (I)
-Gemellaggio d’Arte Firenze-Fès, Palazzo Rosselli del Turco Sede dell’European School of Economics, Firenze (I)

- ArtUAE 5th Edition, Armani Oasi, Burji Khalifa, Dubai (UAE)
-Inspiring Collections, Sharjah University, College of Fine Arts and Design, in collaboration with Artissima Art Gallery-Dubai, Sharjah (UAE)
-Equilibri, Chie Art Gallery, Milano (I)
-Center of Ministry of Culture in Umm al Quwain,a cura di Artissima Art Gallery-Dubai (UAE)
-La Leda perduta: una collezione ferrarese-Divagazioni su un mito nel centenario di Michelangelo Buonarroti a cura di Lucio Scardino, Camerini del Principe, Castello Estense, Ferrara (I)
-Ajman Saray Hotel, Ajman (Emirati Arabi Uniti) a cura di Artissima Art Gallery-Dubai (UAE)
-Metamorphosis, Artissima Art Gallery, Dubai (UAE) - Solo exhibition

- Inland, Spazio Espositivo Banca Mediolanum, Ferrara (I) - Solo exhibition
-Metamorphosis, Emirates Palace, Mezzaluna, a cura Swiss Art Gate UAE, Abu Dhabi (UAE) – Solo exhibition
-Le farfalle ci sono ancora? Rassegna “Incontri d’Autore” a cura di Lucia Boni e Paolo Volta, Galleria del Carbone, Ferrara (I) – Solo exhibition
-Ferrara in Nurnberg, Kreis Galerie am Germanischen Nationalmuseum, Nurnberg (D)
-In ordine sparso, Galleria Rosso Cinabro, Roma (I)
-Georgia Berlin Galerie, Berlino (D)

-L'ultima foglia d'autunno sulla via dell'elfo, Palazzo Bellini, Comacchio-Fe- (I) - Solo exhibition

-54th Venice Biennial, International Art Exhition, Padiglione Italia.
-Creature dei fossi, Poltrona Frau e Hotel Annunziata, Ferrara (I) – Solo exhibition

-Le Vie del Vento, Galleria Il Ponte, Pieve di Cento-Bo (I) – Solo exhibition
-Il gioco delle Stagioni, Rocca di Cento, Cento-Fe (I) – Solo exhibition