Preziosa Young 2020 in Barcelona

Exhibition  /  13 Jan 2021  -  03 Feb 2021
Published: 14.12.2020

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PREZIOSA is a cultural project, the first annual exhibition dedicated to Contemporary Jewellery in Italy. Every year the artistic approach to the complex subject of jewellery is explored through a specific concept and with the selection of artists from the international scene. Organized by LAO, Le Arti Orafe Jewellery School, has been an international competition since 2008 to promote the younger generations and encourage their creativity.

A selection of works of the winners of the 2020 edition is hosted at Hannah Gallery.

Artist list

Rachael Colley, Chia-Hsien Lin, Marie Masson, Elwy Schutten, Jess Tolbert, Dongyi Wu, Zihan Yang
Seven young emerging artists were chosen by an international jury for their inventive skills in the materials used, in the proposal of innovative concepts and techniques. The winners of the competition were selected from 147 applications from all over the world by a jury composed of curators, artists, and jewellery critics, such as Giovanni Corvaja, Eugenia Gadaleta, Kazumi Nagano, Cóilín O'Dubhghaill, Renzo Pasquale, Carla Riccoboni, Sam Tho Duong:

Elwy Schutten is a young Dutch jewellery designer, trained in Jewellery design at the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts & Design. Her pieces have already been shown in several exhibitions and in 2019 she received the prestigious Talente Prize. In her wearable artworks, she questions the concept of identity and how it is expressed and interferes with body ornament and clothing.

Chia-Hsien Lin is a young Taiwanese jewellery designer who recently graduated from the Birmingham City University. Her "Smelling Memories" series studies the particular connection that is established between smells and the memories that the first is able to bring to mind.

Zihan Yang is a jewellery designer from China. She studied at the Northwestern Polytechnical University in Xi'an, with a Masters in Jewellery and Fine Arts from the Savannah College of Art and Design in the United States. With these intricate silver and gold constructions, Yang invites us to immerse ourselves in the darkest depths of the human psyche.

Marie Masson is a French contemporary jewellery designer and achieved a Master's degree from the National Arts and Design School in Limoges. Combining the techniques of leatherworking, jewellery, and plumasserie, Masson revisits the codes of ornament, freely melding the different languages of the decorative arts.

Jess Tolbert is an American jewellery designer. She studied History of Art in Florence, then Art and Jewelery at Texas State University, eventually earning a Master's degree at the University of Illinois. In her research, she recycles industrially made staples to make fine handmade jewellery.

Rachael Colley is a young British jewellery designer. She studied 3D Design, Silver and Jewellery, graduating from Loughborough University in the UK, with a Master in Gold, Silver, Metalworking, and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art in London. The "Sha-green" series presents food waste in the form of discarded, biodegradable citrus fruit peel, as a vegan alternative to the homonymous shagreen, used in the luxury industry. This scented material she has managed to obtain comes to life when worn: heated by the body, it emits a subtle fruity fragrance.

Dongyi Wu is a Chinese jewellery designer, trained at the Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology and at the Rochester Institute of Technology. She likes to describe herself as a storyteller and express her experiences through large body adornments, created by using different types of new and alternative materials.

Hannah Gallery in Barcelona from 13th January till 3rd February 2021.
Atelier Martina Dempf in Berlin, POSTPONED.