Maddalena is an artist and textile designer whose work revolves around natural dyes. She loves to play with the empirical dye-process. Plants, bark, flowers and insects enable her to create an unlimited spectrum of colors, hues and saturations. She has vast experience working all over Mexico with indigenous weavers and artisans, sharing her knowledge on natural dyes and working as a design consultant on behalf of foundations and various organizations. She works with weavers from Chiapas and Oaxaca on commission based interior decoration projects. She applies natural dyes to her own line of clothing and accessories made from silk, linen, nuno felt and other fine textiles. And last but certainly not least she finds ways to make time to work on her own art.


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Curriculum Vitae




Xhua Shela Nhaban Chechho – El Maíz es Nuestra Vida
Museo de Historia Natural y Cultura Ambiental / México D.F.


Yo siempre vivo yo nunca muero, arte textil contemporáneo
Museo Textil de Oaxaca / Mexico

Ikal Lum (personal exhibition)
Museo de Culturas Populares San Cristóbal de Las Casas Chiapas / Mexico


Fort Da / Sampler
Neutra VDL Research House II 
by Santiago Borja with Maddalena Forcella 

Yo siempre vivo yo nunca muero, arte textil contemporáneo
Museo Franz Mayer / Mexico 

El maíz es nuestra vida
Mexican American Cultural Center Austin / USA 


WTA- Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil
Salón gran formato / Mexico


International Triennial of Tapestry
Lodz, Poland


Tintes naturales a pinceladas
Museo Textil de Oaxaca / Mexico
The Fashion and Textile Musuem London / England
Celery Space Gallery Berkeley / USA


Cer Modern, Ankara, Turquia

K2 Gunzel Sanat Merkesi, Izmir, Turquía


Hangzhou triennial of Fiber Art, Hangzhou, China

Samsun Kent Müzesi, Samsun, Turquía

Gallery of Fine Arts, Mersin, Turquía