Maura Biava trained at the 'Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera' in
Milan from 1988 till 1992, and after that at the 'Rijksakademie van
Beeldende Kunsten' in Amsterdam from 1997 till 1999. Since 2005
Maura Biava has been teaching at the 'Koninklijke Academie van
Beeldende Kunsten' in The Hague. In 2008 she was in residency at
the 'European Ceramic Work Center' now also known as 'Sunday
morning' in s'Hertoghenbosh. In 2011 she has been in residency at
'The American Academy in Rome'.
Selected Group exhibitions:
1998 Supernova, Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, leaflet, The
2000 Diary, Cornerhouse, Manchester; Firstsite, the Minories,
Colchester, Great Britain, cat.
2001 Hortus Conclusus, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art,
2002 A'dam & Eve, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2004 Hedendaagse Landschappen STDSGLR, Herlen, The Netherlands
2005 Going Dutch: new photograpy from NL, Museum of New Art,
2006 Cooling out , Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel, Switzerland
2007 Drawing Typologies, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. The
2010 KAAP, Fort Ruigenhoek, Utrech, The Netherlands.
Selected Solo exhibitions:
1996 Medusa & Delfina, Galleri Nicolaï Wallner, Copenhagen,
1999 Ermete, Aphrodite & Papillon, Stedelijk Museum Het
Domein, Sittard, The Netherlands
1999 Horaes, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2001 Levanto, Bahnwärterhaus, Galerien der Stadt Esslingen,
Esslingen am Neckar, Germany, cat.
2004 Doride, Gwen and Poly, Galerie van Gelder, Amsterdam, The
2007 Marta,Iride,Gwen,Doride, Poly & all the others that you
don't know yet, Maison Grégoire, Brussels
2007 De Ruimte, Kunstfort centrum voor actuele kunst,
2007 Doride/Ultramarine, Maura Biava & Elspeth Diederix, Foam
Photo Museum Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2011 Trinity, informing abstraction, Galleria Alessandro De March,
Works by Maura Biava can be found in the following
Stedelijk Museum Het Domein, Sittard, The Netherlnds.
Kunstfort Centrum Voor actuele kunst, Vifhuizen, The Netherlands.
Akzo Nobel Artt Foundation, Arnhem, The Neterlands.
De Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, and in a
variety of private collections
In 1999 Maura Biava had a DVD published, it was an initiative of
Bifrons Foundation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands and Baltic Gateshed,
Great Britain. The title is: For Urano, 8'20 min., with Roderick de
Man as music composer.
In 2001 Maura Biava had a book pubilshed as catalogue for the
exhibition Astrid, at the Bahnwärterhaus, Galerien der Stadt
Esslingen, Esslingen am Neckar, Germany.
In 2002 Maura Biava built a large scale permanent installation in
front of the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht, The
In 2007 Maura Biava together with Elspeth Diederix had a book
published by d'Jonge Hond publisher, The Netherlands with the title