Biography


" My sources of inspiration are the magic of
remote areas and the culture of the present"

Giovanna Magugliani

I was born in Busto Arsizio (Milan) from Greek ancestors, who had migrated to Italy from the village of Magouliana in Arcadia, Peloponnesus, Greece, which my family name was derived from.

I graduated in 1967 at the Liceo Artistico of my town in Fine Arts, followed by a post-graduate diploma in Graphic Design in 1973, at the Academy of Artistic Activities (3A), Milan.

I have worked as an artist and a fine arts teacher in many Countries around the world, including Italy (my native country), Saudi Arabia (as Fine Arts and Craft teacher of the Royal Family in Riyadh from 1986 to 1989), Libya, India and the last sixteen years in UAE, where I live and where I have adapted my classical background to fit the local culture and atmosphere.

I have specialized in the “portrait”. An expression in which I try combining the figurative aspect with a deep psychological introspection. In fact, I think that the main task in this type of painting is to overcome the mere physical resemblance, to catch the most intimate aspects of the characters, their interior qualities. Not only the surface of things, but their soul, their intimate beauty.

Education And Awards

  • Fine Arts High School Diploma

“Liceo Artisitco of Busto Arsizio”, 1967

  • “Graphics Professional Certification”

Ateneo 3A, 1973, Academy of Artistic Activities

  • “Qualification to Fine Arts teaching in High Schools”, 1976

 

Membership

  • Cultural Foundation Workshop, Abu Dhabi, since 2002
  • Abu Dhabi Art Squad, since October 2010
  • Mega Art, since January 2013 (www.meagart.it)
  • Movimento Arte del XXI Secolo (www.artedelxxisecolo.com), since October 2013

Catalogues

  • “International Contemporary Artists” volume VII, C.A. Publishing, US: 380 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10168, USA
  • “Maestri”, Selection of Contemporary Art by Vittorio Sgarbi and Sandro Serradifalco, published by EA Editore, Palermo, 2016
  • “Italiani”, Selection of Contemporary Art by Vittorio Sgarbi, Art Critic, Art Historian, Politician, Cultural Commentator and Writer, 2016
  • “My Art”, my Art on the Cover Page, Be-annual Magazine of Art e Culture, by EA Editore, Palermo, Year I, 2017, visible on line at the link: https://ita.calameo.com/read/00511220524cf2a76feb7
  • Monography “Accordi di Verdi e Rosa (Chords of Green and Pink)”, published by EA Editore of Palermo for my participation to the “International Prize Art Milan”, Dal Verme Theatre, Milan, July 25th 2017, with the art critic “A come Arte, A come Amore, ovvero Amore per l’Arte”, by Critic and Editor Sandro Serradifalco and the comment of Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi.

Awards

  • “Arte Autunno 2014”, with selection by CIAC (International Centre of Contemporary Artists), 21st November 2014, Rome, Sala Protomoteca in the Palace of Campidoglio.
  • “Diploma of Merit”, for participating to the Xth  Biennial of Roma in January 2014, with selection by CIAC (International Centre of Contemporary Artists), 21st November 2014, Rome, Sala Protomoteca in the Palace of Campidoglio.
  • “1st International Award Tiepolo”, Palazzo Clerici, Milano, 21st April 2016.
  • Art Biennial “1st Grand Prix des Arts Visuels 2016, Cannes, 23rd April 2016.
  • “Artistic Acknowledgment D.O C.”, by Prof. Paolo Levi, June 2016.
  • “Contemporary Artists in the City of the Uffizi”, Florence, Palace Ximenes Panciatichi, 10th -13th November 2016.
  • “First International Trophy Art Empire”, Paris, Carousel du Louvre (21st / 23rd October 2016), Vienna, Italian Institute of Culture, Palace Sternberg (19th November 2016) and Rome, Palace Brancaccio (1st December 2016), by Prof. Paolo Levi.
  • Award for "Technical Skill" assigned to me by the responsible Jury and vested during the closing ceremony of MeArt,, Fair of Mediterranean Sea, Palermo 12 March 2017.

Contact Details

Giovanna Magugliani
P. O. Box 45570, Abu Dhabi,United Arab Emirates (UAE)

Mob.: 00971-50-130 19 61

E-Mail: gmagugliani@hotmail.com
www.giovannamagugliani.com

Giovanna Magugliani
Via G. Gozzano 23
21052 Busto Arsizio (VA)
Tel. : 0331-32 13 63
Cell.: 349-340 32 60

Art Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions

  • Abu Dhabi Health Club – 2002 (UAE)
  • Abu Dhabi Golf and Equestrian Club -2003 (UAE)
  • Abu Dhabi Millennium Hotel -2004 (UAE)
  • Abu Dhabi Millennium Hotel -2005 (UAE)
  • Abu Dhabi Delma Corner, Cultural Foundation – 2005 (UAE)
  • “7 Perspectives”, National Theatre Abu Dhabi, January 2011, sponsored by Adach (Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture & Heritage)
  • Café’ Arabia, Abu Dhabi, April 2011
  • Abu Dhabi Millennium Hotel – October 2011
  • “Donne”, National Theatre Abu Dhabi, March 2012, sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, in cooperation with the Italian Embassy to the UAE
  • “Etihad Colours”, Etihad Gallery, Abu Dhabi –February 2013 (UAE)
  • Second  Selection Exhibition  “Citta’di Piano di Sorrento” for the International “Biennale” of Rome 2014 – Villa Fondi – 6th  April 2013 – Selected to participate to the “Biennale” of Rome in January 2014 with the work  “Kavita – My Muse”
  • “Italy Art Exhibition”, Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Abu Dhabi – May 2013, sponsored by the Italian Embassy to the UAE
  • “ADAS Summer Exhibition 2013” – Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Hotel, Abu Dhabi – June 2013
  • “A Show of Hands”, Charity Art Auction, Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Abu Dhabi – 8th to 22nd June 2013, in aid of “Operation Smile”
  • Paris, Carousel du Louvre, 25-27 October 2013, Art-Shopping
  • X Biennial of International Art of Rome, Sale del Bramante  at P.za del Popolo, 18th -27th January 2014
  • “Women/Creators” – Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Abu Dhabi, 29th January-25th February 2014
  • “Sugli Antichi Spalti”, Castle of Priamar, Sybil Palace, Savona (Italy), 1 – 15 March 2014, by the  “Movimento Arte del XXI Secolo”.
  • “Royal Art in the World”, Italian and Foreign Contemporary Art Exhibition, Royal Opera Arcade (ROA) Gallery, London, 7-12th July 2014, by the “International Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art” of Turin (MIIT) and “Italia Arte” Editions.
  • “The Gem of the Month”, Jewelry Magu, Busto Arsizio (Italy), 25th September to 24th October 2014.
  • Arte senza Ostacoli – Artisti a Confronto”, Royal Palace of Quisisana, Castellamare di Stabia, Italy, 11th to 22nd October 2014.
  • “Bellezze Diverse”, Imperial Palace of Genoa (Italy), by the “Movimento Arte del XXI Secolo”, 28th October to 14th November 2014.
  • “Cremonartexpo 2015”, Fair of Contemporary and Modern Art, Cremona Fiere, 14-16 March 2015, by the Gallery “IMMAGINI SPAZIO ARTE ITALART” of Cremona.
  • “Sapori, Colori e Culture (Tastes, Colors and Cultures)”, by the Galleria Spazio Museale “Sabrina Falzone”, Milan, 9-19 May 2015, in the frame of the Universal Exhibition Milan Expo 2015.
  • “Internazionale Italia Arte 2015”, Museum MIIT of Torino, by Italia Arte, Torino, 5 -12 June 2015, in the frame of the Universal Exhibition Milan Expo 2015.
  • “Milano Art Week - Ode to Food”, Pisacane Arte of Milan Gallery, by Ars Docet and the Cultural Association Arianna, 27 June -16 July 2015, in the frame of the Universal Exhibition Milan Expo 2015.
  • 2 December 2015 – Etihad Modern Art Gallery of Abu Dhabi celebrates 44 years of the United Arab Emirates with a theme exhibition. H.E. Sheikh Nahyan Mubarak Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Culture, Youth and Social Development, has attended the event.
  • “Italian Art Fair 2015”, Gallery of Light, Dubai Community Theatre & Art Centre (DUCTAC), Mall of Emirates, Dubai (UAE), by Ars Docet and the Cultural Association Arianna, 5 -12 December 2015, under the patronage of the Italian Embassy of Abu Dhabi, the Italian Consulate of Dubai and the Italian Chamber of Commerce of Dubai.
  • “Arte Iubilaeum” by Associazione Socio Culturale EA Editore, 19th to 26th May 2016, Sale del Bramante, P.za del Popolo, Rome, to celebrate the 2016 Jubilee.
  • “EA Gallery Club” by Associazione Socio Culturale EA Editore, 8th -15th July 2016, Palermo.
  • “Arte States”, by Associazione Socio Culturale EA Editore, with triple video-projection at Hollywood (29th July 2016), New York (13th October2016) e Washington (16th October 2016).
  • “EArt Shopping” by Associazione Socio Culturale EA Editore, 1st September -31st December 2016, Palermo
  • ME Art, Fiera del Mediterraneo di Palermo” and “Levi Museum”, by Associazione Socio Culturale EA Editore, 9th -12th March 2017, Palermo.
  • “Contemporary Artists in the Sale del Bramante”, by Associazione Socio Culturale EA Editore of Palermo, P.za del Popolo, Rome, from 23rd to 29th March 2017.
  • “2nd Biennial Exhibition of Art of Barcelona”, by Associazione Socio Culturale EA Editore of Palermo, Barcelona (Spain) from 5th to 7th May 2017.
  • Premio Internazionale “Novecento”, to remember the Sicilian Artist Renato Guttuso, by EA Editore of Palermo, under the Artistic Direction of Prof. Paolo Levi, Bagheria (Palermo), 6-8 July 2017.
  • Premio Internazionale “Arte Milano”, by EA Editore of Palermo, under the Artistic Direction of Vittorio Sgarbi, Milano, Teatro Dal Verme, 25th July 2017.
  • “Eccellenze Museali”, Exhibition of Contemporary Art, by Sandro Serradifalco, Museo Civico G. Sciortino of Monreale (Palermo - Sicily), 12-23 September 2017, with the participation of the art critic Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi.
  • “Biennial of Milan – International Art Meeting”, by Spoleto Arte, held at Brera Site, Milan, 11-15 October 2017, with the participation of Prof. Vittorio Sgarbi.

Solo Exhibitions
  • “La Cascina del Lupo”, Busto Arsizio (Italy), September 2006, sponsored by MDARTE and Studio Arch. Paolo Torresan, Zanzibar workshop
  • “Iris”, Busto Arsizio (Italy), May – June 2009, sponsored by MDARTE and Studio Arch. Paolo Torresan, Zanzibar workshop
  • Hilton Hotel, Abu Dhabi – November 2012