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Gilberto Vavalà in art Cili was born in Turin on 28/04/1973.

My life in a nutshell: from diamonds to the tips of pencil (graphite).
I touch all the materials infusing them the right vibration.
Thermodynamic: from a hot body energy is trasmitted to a cold body.
Art is my therapy since I can remember and it can heal the world through love.
My creations are one of a kind, the result of a thorough personal search, professionalism, creativity, experimentation and meditation.
I use and shape with dynamicity noble and less precious materials.


Precious stones setter, pave and bezel setting
Semiprecious stones cut and polishing, cabochon
Lost wax and other materials casting
Jewelry designer
Gemologist (without school qualification)
Sculptor and Micro sculptor



“Help me in the name of art”  artistic performance

I have given one of my microsculpture depicting a “little man sitting” on a pencil tip to the following personalities working in the world of contemporary art:

  • Paola Antonelli (Moma, NY, USA)
  • Patrizia Sandretto (Fondazione Sandretto Rebaudengo, Torino, Italy)
  • Coniugi Tucci Russo (Tucci Russo Gallery, Torre Pellice, Italy)
  • Adolfo Caballero (Yam Gallery, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico)
    • Guido Costa (Costa project gallery, Turin, Italy)
  • Melanie Harris de Maycote (Polyglot gallery, Texas, USA)
  • Valentina Castellani (Gagosian gallery, NY, USA)
  • Larry Gagosian (Gagosian gallery, NY, USA)
  • Pepi Marchetti Franchi (Gagosian gallery, Rome, Italy)
  • Beatrice Merz (Fondazione Merz, Turin, Italy)
  • Massimiliano Gioni (Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy)
  • Beatrice Trussardi (Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Milan, Italy)
  • Carolyn Christov Bakargiev (GAM, Turin, Italy
  • Dan Ohlmann’s (Musée miniature et cinema, Lyon, France)

Two of my microsculptures are showed in these museums:

  • Wondertorium marvel museum (Wisconsin, USA)
  • The icelandic phallological museum (Reykjavik , Island)


“The smallest chess set in the world made with the naked eye”

World record measures  0.7 x 0.7 cm


“Everyone with Francesco” wooden sculpture

Sculpture given to Pope Francesco I
Vatican City


“Land art” drawing on ground for the Giro d’Italia cycling race

Measures 30 x 15 mt
Municipality of Usseaux, Italy


“We reap what we sow” wooden sculpture

Private collection Ochener family
Salzburg, Austria


“Welcome project” sculpture personal exhibition

Galleria Atelier
Fabrica La Aurora centro d’arte
Curator: Melanie Harris de Maycote
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2007 – 2010

Contemporary Jewelry and Sculpture Permanent Exhibition

Galeria Atelier
Fabrica La Aurora Art Center
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2007 – 2011

Contemporary Jewelry Permanent Exhibition

YAM Gallery
Instituto Allende Art Center
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


Contemporary Jewelry Collective Exhibition

Galeria Manuel Chacon
Fabrica La Aurora Art Center
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico


Contemporary Jewelry Collective Exhibition

Private Event
Veracruz, Mexico


Contemporary Jewelry Permanent Exhibition

Umo Joyeria
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

2006 – 2009

Contemporary Jewelry Permanent Exhibition

Azul y Plata Diseños
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Professional Experience

Art Galleries and Privates
2006–2011 Mexico
Sculpture and contemporary jewelry
New materials investigation and design
Collaborations with internazional artists

Privates and Jewelry Laboratories
1994–2005 Turin
Precious stones setting
Lost wax casting
Jewelry, gemology, sculpture

2000–2001 Turin
Exclusive Jewelry Line
Design, Creation e Sale

Bottega Orafa DG
Precious stones setting
Lost wax casting
Jewelry, gemology, sculpture

Precious Stones Setting Laboratory
1990–1994 Valenza Po
Collaboration with Masters Sandro De Paola e Pasquale Cavallieri as precious stones setter


Istituto d’Arte Benvenuto Cellini
Art of metals
1990 – 1991

Istituto Pininfarina
Nuclear Course
1989 – 1990

Istituto Ettore Majorana
Technical Institute
1987– 1989