Monika Cilmi

Freelance Artist & Drawer

Location:London, London, United Kingdom
2 Skills

2009 Ma by project (research degree), London Metropolitan University
2006 Post-graduate Certificate in Asian Art, Royal Holloway University
2002 Ma Diploma in art restoration, S.O.S art Bologna
2001 QTS in Art and Design, Catania University (Italy)
1997 BA Degree (Hon.) in Fine Art, Academia di Belle arti (Italy)

Professional experience

2010 Visiting lecturer at M.O.D.A (Middlesex University) and At Uni of the arts
2010 Visiting artist at Camdencross and Kentish Town Health Centre (art projects)
2010 art tutor at South thames College (adult classes)
2009 Art tutor, HALS (Haringey Adult Learning Service)
2008 Workshop leader (origami), Spread the word (Barking)
2008 Workshop leader (origami), Enfield Autumn Festival
2008 Workshop leader (origami), Larmertree festival (Salisbury)
06/07 Art teacher and art coordinator, Galliard School (London)
2006 Workshop leader (origami), Festival of London 2006
05/06 Information Intern, Tate Britain, London
2005 Art and Design Lecturer, Barking College, Romford, Essex
2005 Artist in residence: Bigartsweek, Selwyn primary school
2004 Freelance designer (Nov./Dec.), Christmas Gallery (HK)
2004 Art tutor volunteer for Artscope, Ermine Studio (London)
2003 History of art Lecturer, I.A.L College(CT – Italy)
2002 Art and Design Teacher, Secondary school (Bologna-Italy)
2002 Work experience at the “Neon” art gallery, (Bologna-Italy)
2000 Teachear of graphic design and photography, Art Institutes(Italy)
1995 Art commissions: design/decorative work for shops, restaurants and clubs
1990 Graphic Designer for various advertising agencies, Catania (Italy)


2010 Competition “world of art”, selection for show at “Urania”, Berlin
2003 Prize and Medal “Corrente artistica personale”, Biennale Leonardo Da Vinci
1999 Prize for Installation, Art Trail, Trecastagni Museum, Italy

Exhibitions and projects

Solo Shows

1999 “Essenze Pitagoriche”, Landratsamt, Amberg (Germany)
2005 Art Trail E17, Café Azrou, Walthamstow
2005 “My artwork”, Changing Room Gallery, London
2007 “a way of life”, Hall Place & Gardens (Kent)
2009 La Pigna art gallery, Rome, Italy
Forthcoming shows
2011 “Colorida Gallery”, Lisbon, Portugal (December)

Group Shows

1998 “laboratorio delle idee”, Accademia di Belle arti (Reggio Calabria, Italy)
1998 Mostra itinerante, Trecastagni Museum (Italy)
2002 “yourself”, Sesto Senso art gallery, Bologna, Italy
2003 “Biennale Leonardo Da vinci” University of Fine Arts, Rome
2004 “Real art for real people”, Coningsby Gallery (London)
2005 Undiscovered 2005 arts fest, Arts Zone (Enfield Arts P.)
2006 “Black History Month”, Oxford House (London)
2006 “Momentum2006”, Passmore Edwards Musem (catalogue on CD)
Apr 09 “landfill art” project, America (USA) (www.
June 09 “knowing me, knowing you”, Japan Embassy, London
June 09 “Buddha mind, creative mind?”, IOP UK, Taplow Court
July 09 “Universe City”, Art Below (art on the tube)
July 09 “Earls Court festival”, Tawantinsuyu Culture and communication
July 09 Fairytale writing project,
Sept 09 “Pause” Ma by project Summer Show, London Metropolitan University
Nov 09 project and exhibition called “Memory Autumn 2009” Vestry Museum
July 10 “Summer Salon” at Islington Arts Factory ltd, London UK
Sept 10 “Activism” online exhibition with Arisu creative arts (UK)

Publications and bibliography
• ICA (International Contemporary Artists book) artist page 2010
• Sidekick Books (Illustration for Birdbook poem) 2010
• British origami society, “British origami”, (new origami diagram) issue 257, 2009
• British origami society, “British origami”, (origami on covers) issue 243, 2007
• The big art week, “Guardian” newspaper (article), 2005
• “Mondo Sabino” Italian magazine, (article) 2003
• Local German newspapers (articles related to a solo exhibition), 1999
• Gialli S. “Lacrime e coralli”, (Illustrations), 1998
• “Sotto il volcano” magazine, (Critics and interviews), Italy 1998
• “Locus Aetneus”, Contemporary exhibition catalogue, 1998

Professional organizations
• Member of GTC (General Teaching Council in England)
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