Moving Threads

Starts - Sunday 9 October 2022

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.


Date: 9 and 16 October 2022

Time: 11 am-1 pm


15 spaces left


Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba


AED 466.67 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

Join the 2022 Loro Piana Artist-in-Residence at Tashkeel, Paola Anziché, for a collective textile workshop exploring manual dexterity, the spirit of cooperation and the element of discovery.

The two sessions provide participants with a knowledge base of weaving without a loom. Through a gradual process, the fabric is woven with repetitive gestures of the finger and body. A simple and inclusive practice, it requires no special skills. ‘MOuVING Threads’ is an invitation to rethink and reinvent a series of techniques and get involved in the physical and collective dimension of creating a work. It provides stimuli that sits between the fields of gesture-performance, design, architecture and fashion.

By the end of the workshop, participants will gain a new perspective of weaving as a process and a performance a well as a sense of accomplishment in developing a collective artwork.

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