Mariela Canchari (Maca’n)


Known as Maca’n in the art world, Mariela Canchari was born in Peru and currently lives and works between Paris and London.

Since 1999, her artistic experience has been in the field of Graphic Design, Graphic Advertising, Public Relations and Visual Arts.

Canchari earned a Master’s Degree in Graphic Fine Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna, Italy. While doing the MA, she explored artistic printmaking and engraving and researched different intaglio techniques (engraving, burin, drypoint, etching, mezzotint). The drypoint technique is her favuorite medium as it allows her to express herself with immediacy, in the thought-gesture, between the body and the material, always in continuous experimentation and research. Canchari also pursued a Graphic Arts MA studies at the Fondazione il Bisonte in Florence and did a second specialisation in the Printmaking-Printed Image at the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

Since 2006 she has been taking part in various workshops, artist residences, group and solo exhibitions in Europe, South America and Asia.

Thames Side Print Studio – Key Holder, London, UK.
East London Printmakers, London, UK.
Manifestampe, French Printmaking Federation, Paris, France.
Association Atelier aux Lilas pour la Typographie et l’Estampe, Paris, France.
Fine Arts Society, Circle of artists “Casa Di Dante”, Firenze, Italy.

Florence Award – Engraving Section, 34th edition, 1st Prize “Gold Medal”, The Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento, Firenze, Italy.
30th Premio Fibrenus 2016, 2nd Engraving Award, “Silver Medal” Carnello Carte ad Arte at the Museo Civico of the Media del valle del Liri Sora, Italy.
9th International Biennial Of Miniature Art – Częstochowa 2016, Honourable Mention, The Centre of Culture Promotion “Gaude Mater”, Czestochowa, Poland.
Florence Award, Photography Section, 33rd edition, 2nd Prize “Silver Medal”, The Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento, Florence, Italy.
Premio Claudio Abbado, Artist Winner for the Visual Arts – Graphic Arts section, Ministry of Education, University and Research, Department for Higher Education and for research of the student, Italy.
XII International Graphic Art Biennial Dry Point Uzice, Honourable Mention, The City Gallery of Uzice Slanuska 10, Serbia.
Florence Award, photography section, 1st Award “Gold Medal” at The Palazzo Vecchio, Salone dei Cinquecento, Florence, Italy.

Solo Exhibitions
Printmaking Exhibition at the Magasin Charbonnel, Paris, France.
Printmaking Exhibition, Le sémaphore, The Mairie of Plobannalec Lesconil Culture Animation, Bretagne, France.
Printmaking Exhibition “Veritas” at Peruvian Consulate in Florence, Florence, Italy.
Printmaking Exhibition “2008-2018”, at the Fine Art studio Gallery, Cagliari, Italy.
Printmaking Exhibition “Surcos,” Le sémaphore – Rotonde, The Mairie de Plobannalec Lesconil Culture Animation. Bretagne, France.
Printmaking Exhibition “Surcos” at The Museo della Stampa, Casa Stampatori Soncino. Soncino, Lombardia, Italy.
Printmaking Exhibition “Traces,” Le sémaphore – Rotonde, The Mairie de Plobannalec Lesconil Culture Animation, Bretagne, France.
Printmaking Exhibition “Tracce” The Palazzo Boncompagni, Piazza Municipio Arpino, Arpino (FR) Italy.
Printmaking Exhibition “Veritas” at Le Vitrine di Paris, Montmartre, France.
Printmaking Exhibition “Les Signes de l’âme” at Le Vitrine di Paris, Montmartre, France.

Collective Shows (selection)
The Biennial International Miniature Print Exhibition (BIMPE), at the Federation Gallery in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
The International Contemporary Miniprint Of Kazanlak 2018, at The Art Gallery Kasanlak, Bulgaria.
Tokyo International Mini-Print Triennial 2018, at The Tama Art University Museum 1-33-1 Ochiai, Tama-city, Tokyo, Japan.
International Biennial Print Exhibit: 2018 ROC, at The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Wu-Chuan W. Road, Taichung 40359, Taiwan.
2nd Biennale Internationale de l’estampe de Dreux, “Racine(s)”, at Ville de Dreux e La chapelle de l’Hôtel-dieu, Dreux, France.
Project New York 1.0, at The Stricoff Fine Art Gallery, New York, NY, United States.
11th Annual Dia De La Mujer Art Exhibition at The Front Arts & Culture, The Front –San Ysidro, CA, United States.
IV Bienal de Grabado “Carlos Hermosilla”, Municipalidad de Valparaiso, La Galeria Municipal de Arte, Valparaiso, Chile.
7th Miniprint Internacional Rosario, 2017, The Museo Municipal de Bellas Artes Juan B. Castagnino de Rosario. Argentina.
Anime Di Luogo In Luogo by Chistian Boltanski, “Take Me (I’m Yours)”, Public art intervention, Accademia di Belli Arti di Bologna, Giuriolo Parking lot, Bologna, Italy.
3rd International Printmaking Triennial in Belgrade, The Art Pavilion “Cvijeta Zuzoric”, Belgrade, Serbia.
4th Graphic Art Biennial of Szeklerland, The Transylvanian Art Center and The Szekler National Museum in Sfântu Gheorghe, Covasna, Romania.
International Mini Print 2016, SEACOURT, Centre for Contemporary Printmaking, Bangor, Ireland.
Biennale de l’estampe Traces, The Musée de Saint-Maur, Villa Médicis, France.