Claudi Casanovas was born in 1956. He first studied for the theatre in Barcelona, then trained as a ceramist in Olot (Catalonia). He was a member of the Coure Potters’ Cooperative from 1978 to 1987. In 1992 he won first prize at the III International Ceramics Competition in Mino, Japan. Recent major international exhibitions have included those at the Roman Museum in Nyon, Switzerland, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Oostende, Belgium and Kunstforum, Kirchberg, Switzerland. In 2004 he won a competition to create a monument against Fascism in Olot. The piece, entitled Memorial als Vençuts, was installed in June 2006. After the monument Casanovas explored the medium of print. His aquatint series “Aürt” and his large scale etchings “Arbol - Inmovilidad en el paisaje” have been exhibited in the UK and America with the gallery.His most recent exhibition at Galerie Besson, in 2009, was entitled Camp d'urnes (Field of Urns).

Above: Claudi Casanovas, working on his 2004 Monument against Fascism

Exhibitions at Galerie Besson

Claudi Casanovas 4 - 7 May 2011
Claudi Casanovas: Camp d'urnes 7 - 30 Oct 2009
Claudi Casanovas: Works from Japan Oct 2008
Claudi Casanovas: 50th Birthday Exhibition Jun - Jul 2006
Claudi Casanovas: Pedres i Gravats Jun 2005
Claudi Casanovas: Pedres Blanques Oct 2003
Claudi Casanovas: Twenty Blocks Oct - Nov 2001
Claudi Casanovas: A mini retrospective Feb 2000
Commemorative Mugs for the Millennium Dec 1999 - Jan 2000
Claudi Casanovas: Ten Years: Ten Jars Mar - Apr 1998
Claudi Casanovas: Teabowls Oct - Nov 1996
Claudi Casanovas Oct - Nov 1993
Claudi Casanovas Jun - Jul 1991
Claudi Casanovas Nov - Dec 1989
Claudi Casanovas: First London Exhibition Jun - Jul 1988

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