Mixed Materials / Italy
My work rests on two main ideas: construction and expression. Jewel is, for me, a temporary, transitory, nomadic micro-architecture or sculpture looking for dynamic relations with a body, an object or a space. It is the result of processes of materials’ deformation rather than the imposition of pre-determined forms on pre-given materials. Jewels are not mimetic, representational, ornamental, or narrative, but expressive constructions of material-forces, since there is no form to represent, imitate, or even invent, no story to tell; there are only forces to express, forces of nature, animal and psychic forces, trans-individual and collective social forces, forces of life.
After completing in 1992 her studies in goldsmithing in Florence, she further studied by working with Giampaolo Babetto in Padua (1992), following courses at the ‘Sommerakademie’ in Salzburg (Austria) with Robin Quigley (1994) and Erico Nagai (2001), in Florence at ‘Alchimia’ with Giovanni Corvaja (2006), and in Padua at ‘Pietro Selvatico’ Institute of Art with Graziano Visintin (2008). Her works have been displayed in individual and collective exhibitions in Italy, at Prisma gallery (Bolzano), Cristiani gallery (Turin), ‘Ugo Carà’ Museum of Modern Art (Trieste), Fioretto gallery (Padua), ‘Alchimia’ (Florence), in Germany, at Oko gallery (Berlin), Schmuckfrage gallery (Berlin), Carl Weishaupt P13 gallery (Munich), in England, at the Roundhouse (London), in Lithuania, at AV17 gallery (Vilnius), in Russia, at the Amber Museum (Kaliningrad), in Austria, at ‘Der grosse Baer’ gallery (Vienna). In 2010 she was invited to the 13. ERFURTER SCHMUCKSYMPOSIUM in Erfurt (Germany). In 2015 she was selected for the first International Conference on Deleuze and Artistic Research at the Orpheus Institute in Ghent (Belgium). Since 1996 she owns her atelier in Bolzano.
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