Ana Hillar

Ana Hillar, Dragon, 2017, cm 60 x 28x 50, ph Oscar Dominguez

Ana Hillar, Exhale, 2017, pocelain cm diam 30 h 18.3, ph Oscar Dominguez

Ana Hillar, Even if only time remains in my place, 2012-2018, ceramica, dimensioni variabili. Ph Oscar Dominguez

Ana Hillar, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, ph Raffaele Tassinari

Ana Hillar, Nest, ceramica, dimensioni variabili 2017, ph Oscar Dominguez

Ana Hillar, Salt interiority, 2016, ceramic, cm 57 x 39 x 27, ph Cristiano Matulli.

Ana Hillar, Prayer for a sleeping child, 2014, gres, cm 140 x 115 x 82 ph Oscar Dominguez

Ana Hillar, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA, ph Raffaele Tassinari


The work reveals an intention to listen to the origins, the most essential and primitive human nature, and therefore the most instinctive and wild.

There is an interest in observing and investigating the vital signs that link man to other living beings, that similarity that intimately unites the human being with the natural world which it’s broken in so many forms of life today, denying listening to the primordial.

A questioning look at man, the natural environment, his own inhabited and habitable space.

The environment as a condition for harbouring life, the intention of imagining a light and transparent, elastic and mutable habitat. A geography of its own without defined limits.

There are clear references to listening to the internal life formed by organs, cells and membranes, as well as to the energy they produce and release, and an analogy with the energy of other vital, geological and mineral forms.

The research starts from the earth as primordial matter, we are made of earth, recognising in it the capacity to transmit the message of the work itself. The choice of a natural material that shapes a large part of the earth’s crust is not random, but transports us to its ancient geological origins.

Working with soils from different geographies means establishing contact with local tradition by tracing the memory of the place through the material culture.


“The clay chosen by Ana Hillar, earth taken from the earth, from a physical place that gives the material.

The clay chosen by Ana Hillar, earth taken from the earth, from a physical place that gives the material an inexhaustible potential of metaphorical, symbolic and above all energetic values.

In fact, Ana Hillar’s poetics is summed up in her research into the “memory” of this clay taken directly from places, and in her search for the spirituality inherent in the ceramic material itself.

Ana Hillar’s work seems to be commanded by a kind of natural imperative, perceptible in her work.

natural imperative, perceptible in her attitudes, in her choice of materials and techniques, in the design of shapes and

techniques, in the design of shapes and colours.” J.Ruiz de Infante.



Graduated from Fine Arts Academy, Santa Fe, Argentina,1997.

Graduated in Archaeological ceramic restoration from Faenza Arts Institute. Italy, 2001.

Ana Hillar was first revealed to the international ceramic critics as the winner of the Premio Faenza in the 52nd edition of the International Competition of Ceramic Art in 2001 with the installation entitled “Sombra del Viento”.

In 2003 she had her personal exhibition “Humano” at the Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza. Several personal and collective exhibitions in Italy and abroad.

Lives and works in Faenza, Italy.


2021 Ancoluto, curated by Giorgia Pirrone, Galleria Lara & Rino Costa, Valenza

2020 BACC Gallery, Scuderie Aldobrandini per l’Arte.  Frascati Rome.

2019 Benyamini Contemporary Ceramics Center, Tel Aviv, Israel.

Faenza Contemporanea curated by Oscar Dominguez, Regione Emilia Romagna, Bologna.

The inner color, curated by Matteo Zauli, Galleria Facto, Montelupo Fiorentino (FI)

2018 European Ceramic, Art Avenue Art Gallery Taoxichuan, Jingdezhen, China.

2017 Blanco Dentro, solo exhibition curated by Artealmonte, Palazzo del Monte di Pietà, Forlì (FC).

ExtraMurum, solo exhibition. Arte Contemporanea tra le mura di cinque città venete, curated by M. Polloniato and F. Scremin. Ezzelini Castle, Bassano del Grappa. Catalog edited by Lampi Creativi.

Collect MADEINBRITALY Gallery, curated by Viola Emaldi for London.

Gyeonggi International Ceramic Biennale Korea, exhibition curated by Irene Biolchini. Icheon, Korea.

2015/2016 CERAMIX international exhibition on 20th century ceramic sculpture. Bonnefantenmuseum Maastricht, Netherlands, / Paris, France: La Maison Rouge and Sèvres Cité de la Céramique .

59th International Competition of Contemporary Ceramic Art, International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza (RA) Italy.

2015 Gmunden – Keramikmuseum Westerwald /Höhr-Grenzhausen / Germany.

Journey through Ceramics, curated by Vittorio Sgarbi. Vietri sul Mare.

Nuda Terra, curator Antonello Rubini, Gallery Bruno Lisi, Roma.

2014 Ana Hillar/Marco De Luca- Artifex, curated by Marisa Zattini. Galleria Comunale d’Arte, Faenza (RA) Italy. Catalog edited by Il Vicolo Sezione Arte -Cesena.

Dejà Vu- Buenos Aires, curator Francesco Bonano. Gallery Macelleria D’Arte/ Museumsnatch, St. Gallen, Switzerland.

2011 Prize Chamber of Deputies for the 150th Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. Edited by Renata C. Mazzantini, Electa Catalogue. Montecitorio Palace, Rome, Italy. Sotheby’s Auction.

Private and Public Collections:

International Museum of Ceramics, Faenza (RA) Italy.

Territory Sector Museum: Contemporary Art. Palazzo Comunale di Via Zanelli, Faenza (RA) Italy.

Nove, Museo Civico della Ceramica (VI) Italy.

Ceramic Art Avenue Art Gallery Taoxichuan, Jingdezhen, China.

Italian Institute of Culture – Tel Aviv, Israel.

Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Rosa Galisteo de Rodriguez. Santa Fe, Argentina.

Palace de Glass, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

National Museum of Art, Cairo, Egypt.

City Museum of Nasice, Croatia.

City Museum of Gmunden, Austria.