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Montebello - Bergesio International Award 2023-2024. Contemporary Jewellery and Critical Writing Winners

Award giving  /  17 Apr 2024
Published: 02.04.2024
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Intro
We are pleased to invite you to the Opening of the first edition of the Montebello | Bergesio International Award, promoted by AGC - Association for Contemporary Jewellery in Italy. All the artists selected are not older than 30 years.
For the Bergesio Award finalists, there are no age limits. We welcome theorists and critics, teachers, and independent researchers.
We would like to thank the jury and all the participants and inform you that the exhibition and award ceremony will feature the work of award winners and finalists for both categories.


Montebello Prize Winners
1st Place Zhipeng Wang
2nd Place Ex Aequo Yu-Tzu Chou and Satur Chong
 
Montebello Prize Finalists
Isabella Bedlington, Alice Biolo, Giulia Calzaretti, Violeta Cura, Mel Dario, Jin Shan, Nova Smith, Hankunyu Wei
 
Bergesio Prize Winner
Kaia Ansip
 
Bergesio Prize Finalists
Elena Karpilova, Jimena Rios, Chiaralice Rizzi, Ilaria Ruggiero 


The Award Ceremony and inauguration of the Exhibition will be held during the Milan Design Week on:
17 April at 12.00 at the IED Istituto Europeo Di Design - Via Amatore Sciesa, 4, Milan. 
 
Roberta Bernabei, Nichka Marobin, and Chiara Scarpitti curated and are scientifically responsible for the Project. 

The Jury of this first edition is composed of three internationally recognized experts in Contemporary Jewellery: 
Helen Britton, Liesbeth den Besten, and Rita Marcangelo
 
The GianCarlo Montebello Prize is supported by the Maestro's daughters, Carlotta and Beatrice Montebello. 
The Maria Cristina Bergesio Prize is supported by AGC. 
We thank the Montebello and Bergesio families for their support. 
Partnership: JJR Journal of Jewellery Research | AGC Contemporary Jewellery Association

Main initiative sponsor: AGC, Associazione Gioiello Contemporaneo

 
For communication or information: mb.award@agc-it.org
 
>> Opening Ceremony: 17 April, 12.00 h.
>> Exhibition: 17 / 20 April 2024, 10.00 / 18.00 h
IED Istituto Europeo Di Design - Via Amatore Sciesa, 4, 20135 Milan.
 
Zhipeng Wang. Brooch: The Tea Road Brick Ⅱ, 2023. Chinese tea, 925 silver, stainless steel, aluminium structure inside. 9.65 x 4.96 x 1.45 cm. Photo by: Wanying Xie. Awarded at: Montebello Award 2024. Front and back view. Zhipeng Wang
Brooch: The Tea Road Brick Ⅱ, 2023
Chinese tea, 925 silver, stainless steel, aluminium structure inside
9.65 x 4.96 x 1.45 cm
Photo by: Wanying Xie
Awarded at: Montebello Award 2024

Front and back view

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Yu Tzu Chou. Ring: It is the End, also the Beginning, 2023. Paper, brass, silver, stainless steel wire, magnet. Awarded at: Montebello Award 2024. 2nd Place Ex Aequo. Yu Tzu Chou
Ring: It is the End, also the Beginning, 2023
Paper, brass, silver, stainless steel wire, magnet
Awarded at: Montebello Award 2024
2nd Place Ex Aequo
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Violeta Cura. Object: Just in Case, 2023. Emergency box, painted photo frame, brush, and transfer letters. Violeta Cura
Object: Just in Case, 2023
Emergency box, painted photo frame, brush, and transfer letters
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Alice Biolo. Brooch: N.4 – N.5 – N.6, 2023. Sterling silver, stainless steel pins, red garnets. 6.5 x 2 x 6.5 cm. Photo by: Ryan Gibson. From series: Processing, Under the Skin collection. From left to right: 1750€. 1970€. 1900€ . Alice Biolo
Brooch: N.4 – N.5 – N.6, 2023
Sterling silver, stainless steel pins, red garnets
6.5 x 2 x 6.5 cm
Photo by: Ryan Gibson
From series: Processing, Under the Skin collection
From left to right: 1750€. 1970€. 1900€ 
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Mel Dario. Earrings: 160 Million BC, 2023. Magnolia grandiflora leaves, silver. Mel Dario
Earrings: 160 Million BC, 2023
Magnolia grandiflora leaves, silver
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Hankunyu Wei. Necklace: Fantasy or Conjecture, 2023. Silver, gold, old keys. Hankunyu Wei
Necklace: Fantasy or Conjecture, 2023
Silver, gold, old keys
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Nova Smith. Ring: MIR Space Station, 2023. Brass, steel, copper, silver, ceramic. Nova Smith
Ring: MIR Space Station, 2023
Brass, steel, copper, silver, ceramic
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Shan Jin. Piece: Void, 2023. 3D printed Gold plated brass. Brooch and Ring. Shan Jin
Piece: Void, 2023
3D printed Gold plated brass
Brooch and Ring
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Isabella Bedlington. Brooch: Contemplating the Afterlife, 2023. Oxidized silver, 999 gold, hand-made granulation. Isabella Bedlington
Brooch: Contemplating the Afterlife, 2023
Oxidized silver, 999 gold, hand-made granulation
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Giulia Calzaretti. Necklace: Wordless Thought, 2023. Hot glue, silver leaf. Giulia Calzaretti
Necklace: Wordless Thought, 2023
Hot glue, silver leaf
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