JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016

Fair  /  29 Sep 2016  -  01 Oct 2016
Published: 14.03.2016
JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Santa Monica Arts Centre
Anthony Chevallier, Paulo Ribeiro
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JOYA Barcelona Jewellery Fair, is the main international event in Spain that aims to present excellence in art jewellery from around the world.

JOYA 2016 (8th Edition)
Arts Santa Monica
29th September - 1st October, 2016

JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair is the main event of art jewellery in Spain. Since 2009 dedicated to promote contemporary jewellery and placed in the cultural space Arts Santa Mónica gathering the most renowned national and international artists, galleries, collectives, schools, conferences and parallel events.

JOYA has become a business platform between artists and galleries, private collectors and cultural elite, with a full schedule of events, exhibitions, conferences, and supported by important publications and mass media on and off line.

This 8th edition, JOYA will be held from September 29th, 30th and October 1st and will relate art jewellery with other fields of CONTEMPORARY ART, combining both artistic expressions.
This year is an honor to have as jury members, some of the most influential personalities of current contemporary art world :

Dakis Joannou, Nicosia, Cyprus 1939
Dakis Joannou is actively involved in many charitable organizations. He is a major collector of contemporary art enjoying international recognition and serves on the councils of several museums worldwide. In 1983, he established in Geneva the DESTE Foundation for Contemporary Art, a non-profit institution which, through an extensive exhibition program, aims to broaden the audience for contemporary art and explore the connections between contemporary art and culture.

Carlos Urroz Arancibia, Madrid, Spain 1966
Carlos Urroz is the director of the International Contemporary Art Fair ARCOMadrid, since may 2011. The fair has become an event of great importance in the art scene in Spain and for the rest of the world. Since 1982 it has marked a crucial axis in the art market given its status, quality and cultural production.

Liesbeth den Besten, Amsterdam
Liesbeth den Besten is an independent art historian who is working internationally as a writer, curator, advisor, jury member, exhibition maker, teacher and lecturer in the field of crafts and design, especially contemporary jewellery. She is chair of the Françoise van den Bosc Foundation and member of the AJF board.

Jeemin Jamie Chung, South Korea, 1983
Jeemin Jamie Chung is the Winner of JOYA Barcelona 2015 with her collection “Two drops”, she was selected over 50 individual artists. She has a background of living in diverse cultures where her inspiration comes from. She graduated from Kookmin University, M.F.A Metalwork & Jewelry / Seoul, Korea in 2010.) She currently runs a studio in Seoul, Korea.

Piotr Rybaczek, Poland, 1980
Piotr Rybaczek is the owner and funder of La Basílica Gallery since 2007. The gallery established in the center of Barcelona, gathers the work of more than 150 art jewellers and takes us to a dreamlike place where sculptures inspired in organic forms mix with antique glass cabinets that show the most creative jewellery pieces in the contemporary jewellery world.

Paulo Ribeiro, Brazil, 1978
Paulo Ribeiro was born in Brazil and establish in Barcelona since 2001. He is the co-owning of the creative agency Le Département and the founder and co-director of JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair. After getting his PhD in architecture by UPC started many projects focus on fashion events and interior design for several fashion fairs around the world.

Anthony Chevallier, France, 1977
Anthony Chevallier is actually co-owning the company Le Département and co-directing JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair. After getting his MBA in International Business, he specializes himself into the organization of fashion events and styling through a degree in
the re-known Central Saint-Martin in London. Working several years into the fashion industry, he turned into the sector of Interior Design where he is actually working as an interior designer remodeling and decorating private properties in Spain and Europe.


Winners of the most recognized International Art Jewellery Awards taking part at JOYA 2016:

Jeemin Jamie Chung (South Korea, 1983), JOYA Award winner 2015.
Her collection “Two drops” was the winner of the last edition of JOYA, she was selected over 50 individual artists. Jamie has a background of living in diverse cultures where her inspiration comes from. She graduated from Kookmin University, M.F.A Metalwork & Jewelry / Seoul, Korea in 2010.) She currently runs a studio in Seoul, Korea.
This year she is the invited artist of JOYA, and will present her second experimental work “Presence” a talk about the presence through different forms, where presence and existence are something that is not realized unless revealing itself.

The idea is to let my audience to think of the theme Presence once in their life/me, about why and how things exists.

Jelizaveta Suska (Latvia, 1989), Herbert Hoffman Prize winner 2016.
“Liza” as the artista is known, born in Latvia, where she completed her Bachelor degree education in Art Academy of Latvia as a metal designer. At the age of 24 she moved to Gothenburg in Sweden for studying and permanent living. In 2015 she graduated from Academy of Design and Crafts (HDK) at University of Gothenburg.
She was one of three winners of the recognized “Herbert Hoffman award” at Schmuck, the contemporary jewelry world’s most important event, held in Munich in late February.
“Frozen Moment”, is the collection the artist will show in JOYA, it resembles an unpolished gemstone but was created with a mix of polymer clay and crushed marble powder.
Frozen Moment are pieces are a lot about feelings of nostalgia, of a moment in time. In my work I was looking for materialization of these abstract matters. I based it on associations and feelings.

Liana Pattihis (Cyprus, 1961), Torre Fornello award, Giogielli in Fermento 2016.
Liana was born in Cyprus and has been living in London since 1980. Initially trained as an interior designer, the artist attended Jewellery Design at Middlesex University graduating with First Class Honours in 2007, before establishing her own art jewellery practice in North London.
This year she was the winner of Torre Fornello Award – Giogiello in Fermento an open competition for professionals and scholars where they have to relate an unique jewellery inspired by a specific thee which is renewed every year in conpcept related to the world of wine
During JOYA, the artist will present her latest work “Chained Interpretations” inspired by found images depicting flora and fauna. The images are chosen for their visual composition or specific aesthetic elements and are given a three dimensional ‘chained interpretation’, thus converting them into wearable pieces of jewellery.
Unlike the making process used in preceding work, each enamel colour is fused and fired on the chain separately and the piece is constructed afterwards from the previously enamelled chain. This allows the piece to evolve with the various types of chain and colours mixing and intertwining, translating the image into a pixelated relief of textured layers.
Sun Young Kim (Korea, 1986), JOYA - Autor award winner 2016 and Giogielli in Fermento, Torre Fornello Award 2016.
Sun Young, it’s a young Korean designer, graduated in Kookmin University with a major in Metalwork and jewellery.
The artist participated in this year edition of Autor fair in Bucharest and was the winner of JOYA Award, which let her be the guest in this year edition.
Her work is inspired in plants and its beauty, there are both the fleeting moments when plants appear and disappear, and the moments when the process of revival to the next life exist. In the process, even though plants are delicate, the process implies the energy of strong life.
Thin and flexible metal plates, which are used for construction work, become hard and tense, this process is compared to the plants which grow against rugged nature. In addition, lots of organic lines and textures made in the process of describing the forms of plants further emphasizes the power of life, and overlap and expansion of small units express coincidence and intention of the fleeting moments when sprouts come out.
I employed the partination and heat treatment to prevent discoloration and show off the detail of texture. To inspire infinite imagination about the vitality of plant, I used bright tones with numerous colors.


As every year we will have the presence of the winners of prestigious awards worldwide in the art jewellery field, and very excited to reveal the new winner of this edition:
- JOYA Award: This award is given to an individual artist with the highest score of the jury in the fair, which happens to be the guest artist of the edition 2017. This year we have the presence of Jamie Chung last year's winner.
-  Grupo Duplex - Arte y Joya: Select an artist from " Yearbook: Yearbook of Contemporary Jewelry " and award with an extensive international communication campaign in the magazines of the group.
- A FAD: The Association of artists and artisans of the FAD, develop an important task of publicizing and promoting the world of arts and crafts, this lead to create Enjoia't awards for the development of contemporary jewelry based on: originality, technical quality, conceptual richness and transgression in the field of artistic jewelry, promoting the work of professionals and students of the sector.
- Alliages Award:  The propose is to promote and financially compensate the work of the artists who are part of the exhibition.
- Autor Award: It is the award from the fair Autor of Bucharest and invites the winner to join the 2017 edition.
- Alchimia Award: Alchimia School of Contemporary Jewellery celebrates during JOYA 2016 the sixth edition of the "Alchimia Award", a tribute to the new faces in the world of contemporary jewellery. This award, consisting of a two-week intensive course at Alchimia School in Florence, will be given to one of the promising young students from the Selected Schools that participate in this year's edition of JOYA.
Thursday 29th - 14:00: The Odyssey of Diagonal–an adventure in the world of jewellery art (Sweden)
'Diagonal' is an art initiative focusing on promoting contemporary art jewellery founded in 2010 by Sanna Svedestedt Carboo and Karin Roy Andersson. Karin Roy Andersson is the manager of gallery Four in Gothenburg, a persistent jewellery artist and long distance runner. Sanna Svedestedt Carboo is a jewellery artist hooked on leather craft and an activist for fair payment of artistic work. 'The Odyssey of Diagonal–an adventure in the world of jewellery art is a story about love and war, great victories and heavy defeat. An uncensored talk about using collaboration and megalomania as a driving force in artistic work.

Friday 30th  - 14:00 : Carlos Urroz (Spain)
Carlos Urroz is the director of the International Contemporary Art Fair ARCO Madrid, a major event on the Spanish and international art scene. Since 1982, ARCO Madrid has become a crucial hub within the art market, given its status, quality and cultural production. In his lecture, Carlos Urroz will explain his goals for ARCO Madrid and the event's relationship with galleries, artists, collectors and collaborators.

Saturday 1st – 14:00: Christian Hoedl "Rhythm is to time what symmetry is to space." Eugène d'Eichenthal (Austria/Germany)
Choreography is all about arranging the body according to rhythm, time, symmetry and space. Contemporary dancers are gorgeous and most precise in their unique techniques, developing new modes of expression. I admire their endurance and their daily renew of postures. As a curator I communicate through contemporary jewellery like you would work with contemporary dancers: you correct and re-balance, concentrate, and use your passion to renew the recipients view.

Le Département S.C.P
Aribau 80, Sobreatico 1ª
08009 Barcelona
Tel. + 34 931 42 26 17

Paulo Ribeiro
Anthony Chevallier
Patrick Leone



29, 30th September -  October 1st of 2016
 Arts Santa Mónica, Rambla 7 
Barcelona – Spain

Thursday 29th.
10.00h Press Preview
11.00h to 14.00h Fair
14.00h Conference: The Odissey of Diagonal
16.00h to 21.00h Fair
18.00h Gioielli in Fermento winners presentation
20.00h AUTOR Award - Yearbook Award

Friday 30th.
11.00h to 14.00h Fair
14.00h Conference Carlos Urroz (* in spanish )
16.00h to 21.00h Fair
20.00h Enjoia't Award - Drassanes Reials of Barcelona 

Saturday 1st.
11.00h to 14.00h Fair
14.00h Conference Christian Hoedl
16.00h to 21.00h Fair
20.00h Alchimia Student Award - Alliages Legacy Award 2016 - JOYA Award 2016
22.00h JOYA Official Dinner en Disseny HUB Barcelona by Descubrir el Arte

On line sale:
General price: 5 euros (valid for 3 days)
Student price: 3 euros (with student card)
Conferences: 10 euros (Every day from 14 hours to 16 hours, the fair will be open only for conferences)

Expo:"LES CONFLUENCES" Ramón Casas and Contemporary Jewellery at Museu del Modernisme Catalá: 10 euros general entrance, 7 euros students (include visit to the permanent museum collection).

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