Haltenstrasse 15, CH-6318 Walchwil, Elveția


Gallery Address:

Wihelstrasse 9, CH-6318, Walchwil, Elveția



        Andreia Bove’s art is defined by a will to exist. This manifests through the passionate search of the human being, by vegetal elements mutation fantasy into artistic values, by the verve, the vivacity and the humor of her painted ceramics.
        The fruit of a never-ceasing search and a true passion for creating shapes, Andreia Bolve’s sculpture refuses the violence, the excessive deformations, the absurd and the exaggerations. She prefers the harmony, the order and the balance. She is a humanist artist and she expresses her faith in the human being’s destiny.
        All the life’s phases are represented in her portraits. The childhood, the adolescence, the youth, the maturity, the maternity and the old age, have a deep sense of human truth.
        She also grants a human side to the plants, to the unanimated objects, integrating them in the unanimous life of the Universe. But what I find the most important is that she is modelling the clay with delight and love, which she is battering with voluptuousness, imprinting the forms of her visions, the sensibility and the intelligence of touching, through which she express the presence of an artist’s soul.

Ionel Jianou



    (Bucharest, 1935; established in Switzerland)

    Academic Studies:
    - „Ion Luca Caragiale” Institute of Theatre Art;
    1982 - 1984 - private lessons  with Zoe Băicoianu;
                         - specialization courses with Hanna Streif (Walchwil, Switzerland) and Vollenweider; Fusing (glass) with Felicitas Wick (Brunnen, Germania); stone with Christian Breitenstein (Zug, Switzerland);
    2005 - The Mosaicisti International Cooperative, Romanian mosaic courses with Marco Santi, Ravenna, Italy.

    Member of Verband Schweizer Bildhauer und Steinmetzmeister (Sculptors and the master stonemasons Union) 
    Member of IGKultur Zug, Switzerland
    Member of Zuger International Woman Club, Zug, Switzerland
    Member of Zuger International Business Forum, Zug, Switzerland
    Member of Theatre Union of Romania, Bucharest


    Personal Exhibitions (Selections):
    1984 - Kirchgemeindehaus, with painter Sorin Ionescu, Gstaad, Switzerland;
    1985 - Kirchgen^meindehaus,Gstaad, Switzerland;
             - Kolin Galerie, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Sparkasse, with painter Christine Oancea, Titisee-Neustadt, Germany;
    1986 - Galeria Vigà, Basel, Switzerland;
             - Herberger Stadt Museum, München, Germany;
             - Baslerhof Gallery, Lucerna, Switzerland;
    1987 – Everarts Gallery, Paris, France;
    1988 - Alex Gallery, Washington, USA;
    1989 – Vorzug Gallery, Zug, Switzerland; 
             - Credit Suisse Bank, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Diezart Gallery, Sion, Switzerland;
             - Annie Robyr Gallery, Crans Montana, Switzerland;
    1990 – Glasshuus Gallery, Zug, Switzerland;
    1991 - La Nassa Gallery, Lecco, Italy;
             - Dr. Dolezal Gallery, Zürich, Switzerland;
             - Glasshuus Gallery, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Rathaus, with painter Margrith Burchard, Zug, Switzerland;
    1992 - Spitalului Wädenswil Gallery, with painter Dagmar Merzinsky, Wädenswil, Switzerland;
             - 10 years Retrospective Altstadthalle, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Chateau Gütsch Gallery, Lucerna, Switzerland;
    1994 – Meyer Gallery, with painter Randsome Stanley (USA), Arth-Goldau, Switzerland;
             - Spitalului Wädenswil Gallery, with Joanis Bazbas (Greece), reliefs in wood, Wädenswil, Switzerland;
    1996 – Gübelin Jewelry, Zürich, Switzerland;
             - Unveiling the relief, Lucian Blaga, Berna, Switzerland;
    1997 - Altstadthalle, with painter Mariann Wiederkehr, Zug, Switzerland;
    1998 - Unveiling the “Harmony” monumental sculpture, Center Elisabeth, Walchwil, Switzerland;
    1999 – Altstadt Gallery, with pictor Hans Rudolf Strupler, Berna, Switzerland;
             - Unveiling the bust of the violinist named Yehudi Menuhin, Saanen-Gstaad, Switzerland;
             - Picpus Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland;
    2000 - Unveiling the Mihai Eminescu monumental sculpture, Hotel de Ville, Vevey, Switzerland;
             - Finartis Gallery, with painter Rosemarie Arnet, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Altstadthalle, with painter Charlotte Hürlimann, Zug, Switzerland;
    2001 - Zum Elephanten Gallery, with painter Rosemarie Singleton (Ukraine), Zurzach, Switzerland;
    2005 - Zenter Mütschi, Walchwill, Switzerland;
    2007 - Placing funeral sculpture of Hans Peter Graf at the cemetery of Lucerne, Switzerland;
    2008 – Mauriziushof Gallery, with painter Rosalia Decker-Maier (DE), Zurzach, Switzerland;
    2011 - Valiant Bank, Zug, Switzerland.

    Group Exhibitions (Selected):
    1986 - Del Mese-Fischer Gallery, Meisterschwanden, Switzerland;
    1988 - Del Mese-Fischer Gallery Meisterschwanden, Switzerland;
    1989 - Ada Zunino Gallery Milano, Italy;
    1990 - Ecole Politechnique, Montréal, Canada;
             - Annie Robyr Gallery,  Crans-Montana, Switzerland;
    1991 - Am Bogen Gallery  Bremgarten, Switzerland;
             - d’Etraz Gallery Lausanne, Switzerland;
    1992 - Centre Culturel Wasserbillig, Luxemburg;
    1993 – Diezart Gallery, Montreux și Vevey, Switzerland;
             - Wädenswil hospital’s Gallery, Wadenswil, Switzerland;
    1994 - Kunsthalle, St. Moritz, Switzerland;
             - Glasshuus Gallery, Zug, Switzerland;
    1995 – Promenade Gallery, Davos Platz, Switzerland;
             - Allegra Gallery, Kloster, Switzerland;
    1996 - M. Steinemann Gallery, Ottoberg, Switzerland;
    1997 -  Leuenberger Gallery Zürich, Switzerland;
    1998 - Open Air, Birkenwäldi, Oberaegeri, Switzerland;
             - Open Air, Aeskulap Klinik, Brunnen, Switzerland;
             - Centro Culturale Italiano Exhibition, Zürich, Switzerland;
             - M. Steinemann Gallery, Ottoberg, Switzerland;
    1999 – Eule Gallery, Davos, Switzerland;
             - Eule Art Gallery, St. Gallen, Switzerland;
    2001 - Art Group 10, Altstadthalle, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Finartis Gallery, Zug, Switzerland;
    2003 – Finartis Gallery, Zug, Switzerland;
    2004 - Art Group 10, Alstadthalle, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Picpus Gallery, Montreux, Switzerland;
    2006 - Art Group 10, Altstadthalle, Zug, Switzerland;
    2007 – Anixis Gallery,  Baden, Switzerland;
    2008 - Art Group 10, Altstadthalle, Zug, Switzerland;
    2011 - Art Group 10, Altstadthalle, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Maison Visinand, Montreux, Switzerland;
             - Festival Hall of City Hall, Walchwil, Switzerland;
    2012 - Portes Ouvertes, Embassy of Romania in Switzerland;
             - Collective exhibition, Neuheim, Zug, Switzerland;
    2013 - Sculpture Exhibition, Open Air, Oberaeger, Switzerland;
             - Art Group 10, Altstadthalle, Zug, Switzerland.

    Sculpture camps:
    1992 -  Alberto Sculpture(2,75 m), La Pietra e il Mare, Riccione, Italy;
    1993 – Abbraccio Sculpture (1,30 m), Nanto Pietra, Nanto-Vicenza, Italy;
             -love Sculpture, Budduso, Sardinia, Italy;
    1996 – Torso Sculpture Frauen in Kunst, Brunnen, Switzerland;
             - All’ ombra della madre Sculpture, Scogliera viva, Carole, Veneția, Italy;
    1999 – Bird Sculpture, Open Air Sculptures, Morges, Switzerland.

    Trade fairs, Art salons:
    1986 - Salon d’Automne, Paris, France;
             - La XIV-ma Biennale della Piccola Scultura, Padova, Italy;
    1988 - Arte Roma-Eur, Rome, Italy;
             - Biennale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy;
    1989 - Barcelona International Art Fair 89, Barcelona, Spain;
             - Arte Roma Eur, Rome, Italy;
    1990 - Habitat et Jardin, Geneva, Switzerland;
             - Arte Roma Eur 90, Rome, Italy;
             - Barcelona Int, Art Fair 90, Barcelona, Spain;
    1991 - Art Fair Rotonda 91, Livorno, Italy;
             - Arte Roma Eur, Rome, Italy;
             - Centre Culturel Wasserbillig, Luxemburg;
    1992 - X-ma Biennale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy;
             - Centre Culturel Wasserbillig, Luxemburg;
    2000 - Triennale de la sculpture en verre, Luxmburg.

    1986 - Anthologie Les Artistes Roumains en Occident , Ionel Jianou, Gabriela Carp, Ana Maria Covrig, Lionel Scânteie, Paris, France;
            - Catalogo 14-ma Biennale Internazionale della Piccola Scultura in Bronzo, Padova, Italy;
            - Catalogue Salon d’Automne, Paris, France;
    1987 - Andreia Bove (monograph), Ionel Jianou, Edition „du Borrego“, Paris, France;
    1988 - Revue d’ Art l’Oeil - Les ballets d’Andreia Bove, Patrick  Schaeffer, Lausanne, Switzerland;
             - Washington Art Reporter, Andreia Bove at Alex Gallery, Beverly Kelly, Washington, USA;
             - Catalogo VIII-ma Biennale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy;
    1989 - Annuaire de l’Art International, Patrick Sermadiras Editeur, Paris, France;
             - Catalog Art Fair International BIAF 89, Barcelona, Spain;
    1990 - Catalogo Fiera Internazionale ARTE Roma 90, Rome, Italy;
             - Catalog Art Fair International BIAF 90, Barcelona, Spain;
    1991 - Catalogo Forma e colore, Premio Arte, Mondadori, Milano, Italy;
             - Catalogo Fiera Internazionale ARTE Roma 91, Rome, Italy;
             - Catalogo Rotonda di Livorno, Livorno, Italy;
             - Who’s Who in International Art,Lausanne, Switzerland;
    1992 - Catalogo I Protagonisti dell’Arte nel XX Secolo, Gavino Usai Editore, Italy;
             - Catalogo Simposio La Pietra e il Mare 92, Riccione, Italy;
             - Catalogo X-ma Biennale Dantesca, Ravenna, Italy;
    1993 - Catalogo Simposio Nanto Pietra, Nanto, Vicenza, Italy;
             - Catalogo Simposio Budduso, Budduso, Sardinia, Italy;
    1994, 1995 - Who’s Who in International Art, Lausanne, Switzerland;
    1996 - Catalogo Simposio Scogliera viva, Caorle, Venice, Italy;
             - Catalog Symposium Frauen in Kunst, Brunnen, Switzerland;
    1999 - Catalogue Symposium Open Air Skulptur, Morges, Switzerland;
    2000 - Sculpturen Woche Catalogue, Brunnen, Switzerland;
    1989 - 2000 - Catalogue Triennale de la Sculpture en Verre, Prof. Dr. Joseph Philippe, Luxemburg;
    2006 - Catalogue Guide des verriers, Luxemburg;
    2007 - Catalogue Kunst Adressbuch, K.G. Saur Verlag, 17 Ausgabe-München, Germany;
    2009 - Interview ZIWC (Zug International Women Club) by Rebecca Hübenthaler-Langhe, Zug, Switzerland;
    2010 - Interview Sculptress Andreia Bove, Carol Gibson (Business Forum), Zug, Switzerland;
             - Interview Passionate visions, Ceres Pioquinto, Zug, Switzerland;
             - Interview Romanian’s Home, Daniela Weibel, Lucerna, Switzerland;
             - Interview The Best of Zug, Portrait Andreia Bove, Maximilian Marty, Zug, Switzerland;
    2011 - Interview Von der Bühne ins Bildhaueratelier, Robert Stalder,Kunst und Stein, Zürich, Switzerland;
             - Interview Von Stein und andere Leidenschaften, Andrée Stössel, Neue Zuger Zeitung, Zug, Switzerland;
    2012 -  The Dictionary of Sculptors from Romania, Romanian Academy, Institute of History of Art George Oprescu, Bucharest; 
    1990 – First prize for bronze sculpture IE (din Muntenia), Targa D‛Oro, Mondadori, Milano, Italy;
             - Distingueshed Fellow International Society for Intercommunications, Sorbonne, Paris, France;
    1991 - Grand Prix and  Medaille de Vermeille, Accademie Europeene d’Art, Luxemburg;
    1992 - First Award, American/Roumanian Accademy, California, USA;
    1993 - Menzione Speziale della Critica, Nanto, Vicenza, Italy;
    1994 - Ehrenplakette des Europarates, European Council;
             - Canton Hall Honorary Distinction Zug, Switzerland;
    2000 - Gedenkfeier Medaille (Commemorative Medal), unveiling the monument of Mihai Eminescu, Vevey, Switzerland.


    Jianou, Ionel, Monography of Andreia Bove, du Borrego Publishing house, Paris, 1987.

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