Paola Anziché

Paola Anziché is the 2022 Loro Piana Artist-in-Residence at Tashkeel. An established, mid-career, contemporary Italian artist, she specialises in textiles and pursues an eco-sustainable practice, building soft, tactile sculptures based on extensive research into traditional craft techniques and material experimentation.

Paola holds a graduate of Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera (Milan) and Städelschule – Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste (Frankfurt). Her work has been exhibited in public and private institutions, including in Italy: Salvatore Ferragamo Museum; XXI Triennale Internazionale Milan; GAM Gallery of Modern Art, Turin; and MAMbo Museum of Modern Art, Bologna; as well as internationally, including Turner Contemporary, UK and Kichik QalArt, Azerbaijan. She has undertaken numerous artist residencies in countries ranging from Guatemala, Bolivia and Brazil to Switzerland, Finland, France and The Netherlands. In 2019, she collaborated with the College of Art at the University of Technology in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. In the same year, her monograph ‘La terra suona (The Earth Sounds)’ was published by Viaindustriae Publishing.

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