Anna Paola Cibin (b.1974, Venice) After studying art with a specialization in weaving, she moved to London where she specialized in fabric design. Upon her return to Venice, she worked with the master glassblowers of the island of Murano for some years. Through this partnership, she learned about the techniques of glass production and the possibilities offered by this material.

Some of her textile designs became part of the company collection of the firm Lorenzo Rubelli s.p.a. Other designs were honored by the Palazzo Mocenigo Textile Museum in Venice and placed in the museum's permanent collection. Since 1997, her interest has focused on an exploration of printing on velvet, a technique that has marked her creative identity. In a very personal and original way, she has reinterpreted the ancient technique for dyeing and printing Venetian tapestries. Each of her white silk velvet, is hand dyed with pigments and precious ancient powders. The surface of the silk velvet becomes magical, tactile and alive, enriched by brilliant colors, gold and silver leaves, glass and Murrine from Murano island. The silk velvet illuminated by natural or artificial light, either direct or diffused, can completely change color, continuosly mutating into a new and surprising work. The colors and glass details appear and disappear depending on the direction from which the tapestry is viewed: what was not grasped at first sight emerges unexpectedly after careful and patient observation, leaving astonished.



Carrousel Du Louvre

Bernard Chauchet Contemporary Art, London

Milan “Fihes”, installation for Milan Design Week

Florence, Tapestries for Christian Louboutin, for Pitti Man

Florence, permanent exhibition at Four Seasons Hotel

Milan, Workshop and site specific installation, for Fashion Department at Catholic University
Venice Airport, tapestries for the opening of the New Airport, and Tapestries as a permanent collection in the Airport

Florence, Pitti Uomo, “Amaranto”, installation site specific

Milan, Design Week, “The grace garden”, installation for I Saloni

Lodz, Central Museum of Textiles, 15th International Triennal of Tapestry, with “Nuoto D’Aria”

Venice, Palazzo Venart on Gran Canal, site specific, permanent installations, “ The Secret Carnival” and “The Lions”

Milan, Eataly Smeraldo, “ E lucean le foglie”, windows installation.

Milan, for FuoriSalone2015, design week “Bianchetti in foglia d’oro” site specific installation in paper,gold leaf and Murano Glass

Also at FuoriSalone2015, “ALTOmare”, site specific installation in silk velvet, Murano Glass and led Lighting.

Milan, June, for Fashion Tales, site specific installation for the International conference on fashion and cultural production, in Catholic University.

At MILANO EXPO2015, “Mare Mater”, site specific installation, EATALY PAVILLION, with Rubelli.
Milan, “E lucean le foglie”, window for Eataly Smeraldo

Turin, at Lingotto Eataly, “Mare Mater”

Milan- April, for Milan Design Week and Milan Fashion Week

Venice – June- November “Nuoto D’aria”, site Specific Installation for Venice International Airport

30th May- 21st November, Venice, No More Room in the Lagoon

Installation on Gran Canal, special project for Tessitura Bevilacqua, in conjunction with the Venice Biennial of Art

London, Affordable art fair

Florence, La Via dell’(Im)Perfezione

Florence, Four Seasons Hotel

4th October 2012, London, Ten paths to the future, group exhibition at Imago Art Gallery

6th November 2012, London, with artist Graham Rich, of Fine Art Society London, Fiumano art Gallery

Milan at MyOwnGallery for Milan Fashion Week

Venice, Museum of Palazzo Mocenigo, a Textile Experience

Venice, San Servolo Island, VelvetLagoonVelvet in conjunction with the Venice Biennial of Art

Singapore, St. Regis Hotel, for Italian Art Celebration

Singapore, SOTA (school of the art) Masterclass and Workshop. One of her tapestry were placed in the school’s permanent exhibition.

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1 March - 22 March 2018