Miniartextil was founded in 1991 by Nazzarena Bortolaso and Mimmo Totaro with the idea of bringing to
Como, a city with a textile tradition, an exhibition dedicated to fiber art.
In 1994, was established the cultural associatione ARTE&ARTE, which still promotes the exhibition and continues the research the best fiber art production in all over the world.
Over the last thirty years, Miniartextil has touched places and cities throughout Europe, starting with Como which is now the main exhibition venue - we remember the shows at the Chiostrino di Santa Eufemia, Villa Olmo, Ticosa area, former Church of San Francesco, former church of San Pietro in Atrio, Palazzo del Broletto, Pinacoteca Civica, Museo Giovio, Padiglione ex Grossisti del Mercato Coperto, Museo della Seta Como, as well as squares and public places.
The international tour of the exhibition over the years is interesting: Montrouge - Paris, Mulhouse, Kaunas, Caudry, Lille, Gif-Sur-Yvette, Busto Arsizio to name a few.
Today, the natural evolution of cultural activities, is the Foundation that bears the name of the creators of Miniartextil who have always had an open and cosmopolitan vision and had sparked interest on issues that are today more than ever current.