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Portrait in English

My name is Valentina Montanari-Cantor. I was born and educated in Hilversum (NL). Ad­di­tio­nal studies in painting and art therapy at the Vrije Kunst­academie (Amsterdam) and trained as a fashion designer at the Académie Charles-Montagne (Amsterdam).

Further education

  • Artagogue – Art in the disability sector (Agogis/INSOS, Zürich)

  • Systemic counselling for difficulties in childhood and adolescence (Systemic Seminar Heidelberg, Dr. med. Helmut Bonney)

  • ADHD with Dr. phil. P. Zulauf, Intercantonal School of Remedial Education, Zurich

  • Children's Drawings – ambassadors of the Soul, Dr. phil. E. Meili-Schneebeli, Intercantonal School of Special Needs Education, Zurich

  • Print and monotype (print studio Tom Blaess, Berne)

  • Act Drawing (Berne School of Design, Bruno Cerf)

  • Ceramics (Pierrette Fischer, Schönenwerd)

  • Intensive painting workshops with Bernhard Vogel, Kurt Panzenberger, Hermann Kremmsmayer

  • Further education at the Centre for Conscious Living, Klara Harder, Nussbaumen

Experiences, painting courses

  • Netherlands: Vlieland, Texel, Terschelling, Zeeland, Amsterdam/Haarlem, Friesland, Groningen

  • USA: New York, San Francisco, New Mexico, Nevada

  • England: South Wales, London

  • France: Paris, Provence

  • Italy: Tuscany , Rome, Piedmont, Abruzzo, Apulia, Sicily, Liguria

  • Spain: Madrid, Barcelona, Granada, Mallorca

  • Morocco: Marrakech

  • Tunisia: Djerba

Exhibitions, a selection

  • Hilversum (NL), Galerie De Vaart, 1995

  • Amsterdam (NL), Galerie het luikje, 1996

  • Scuol, Bogn Engiadina, 1998

  • Egerkingen, Old Mill, 1999

  • Aarburg, Bear Gallery, 2000

  • Oensingen, Hotel Lindemann, 2000

  • Gwatt near Thun, Exhibition of works in the Gwatt Centre, 2003

  • Härkingen, Group exhibition «Gäuer Künstler», Old Church, 2008/2012

  • Fulenbach, FrauenArt, 2014

  • Breukeleveen (NL), exclusive Exhibition Gallery Wijdemeren, 2018