JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2018

Fair  /  Joya2018   Collecting  /  04 Oct 2018  -  06 Oct 2018
Published: 16.02.2018
JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects Fair 2018.
Disseny Hub Barcelona (DHUB)
Paulo Ribeiro

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JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects is the main art jewellery and art objects event in Spain. Gathering a great number of independent artists as well as related organizations, schools and other entities, JOYA, in its 10th edition prepares to present excellence and innovation in contemporary art jewellery and objects.

JOYA 2018 will take place on the October 4th,5th and 6th 2018 at Disseny Hub Barcelona, Spain.
The Event

Ten years have passed since the first edition of JOYA Barcelona, an event that is currently the main meeting point in the art jewellery sector in Spain.
In its ten editions we counted with the participation of 1,818 artists represented individually or by schools, galleries, collectives and institutions. JOYA is aimed at professionals of the sector, as well as the general public, gathering more than 22,000 people at the fair, a fact that has become a platform that has attracted the attention of more than 400 national and international media, as Klimt02 which year after year promote the event and the different activities organized in the city.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary, the fair has been moved to Disseny Hub Barcelona an open, innovative and experimental municipal facility that is physically and conceptually designed to be the engine and driver of the knowledge economy, creativity and innovation. It is a multifunctional and multidisciplinary centre that seeks to turn the emerging design sector into a leader in Europe and the world. Under this premise JOYA expands its cultural offer including the exhibition of author objects, made by sculptors, artists and craftsmen.
This new approach has the objective of bonding two artistic aspects that are related to each other, creating a link where art jewellery can be interpreted as an object, just as an author's object can be considered a jewel.
The main objective of the fair since its beginning has been to promote the work of national and international artists through exposure and communication, support the sector of jewellery and author objects and help open an artistic market that has remained little explored until now. 


Professional individual artists working in the field of jewellery and crafts as well as artists from other fields of art and design that focus on the new ideologies and aesthetic views of art jewellery and art objects are eligible to participate in JOYA.

Candidates from all countries and nationalities will be eligible to participate in the exhibition. There are no restrictions regarding material, size and concept of the pieces, however, no brand names will be represented. To be eligible to participate, the artist should be properly registered as a self-employed worker in the Social Security system or be part of a company for taxation purposes.

This year the JOYA- WORTH Award will be awarded for the first time, a prize for the effort and work of the participating artists. The winner of this edition will be part of the Worth Project with a grant of 10,000 euros to develop new artistic projects.

A jury according to the following criteria selects the participating artists in JOYA: originality and innovation of designs, concept, material use, craftsmanship and coherence under a theme or research line. The selection of the artists who will be participating to JOYA 2018 will be officially divulgated by e-mail on May 20th , 2018

Jury Members 2018 Edition

Rosy Greenlees

Rosy Greenlees, OBE, has been Executive Director of the Crafts Council since 2006.  A national organisation promoting the value of craft and making to society, the Crafts Council has supported thousands of makers through its talent development programmes; brings high quality craft to an annual audience of over 3 million through its exhibitions, Collection and events; and leads a national campaign for re-instating craft education in schools.
Rosy has served on various advisory bodies including the Bristol and Bath Design Research Project, the Skills Commission; and was a board member of CC Skills.  Currently she is President of the World Crafts Council, a member of the Creative Industries Council and sits on the University of Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design Faculty Advisory Board.  Rosy is a Fellow of the RSA and received an Honorary Fellowship from Arts University Bournemouth in 2015.

Charon Kransen

Since 1989 Charon Kransen represents artists mostly from outside the USA, all in the field of contemporary jewelry: England, Holland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Italy, Spain, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Japan, Israel, Austria, Australia, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Curacao, Canada, New Zealand, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, France, Poland, Taiwan, Chile,  and Korea. He also distributes about 2000 titles of books and catalogs from around the world, all in the field of contemporary metal and jewelry. He gives master classes and lectures on jewelry worldwide.

Gabriela Izquierdo 

Gabriela Izquierdo. Fashion Project Manager. Born and raised in Venezuela. Fashion designer specialized in High Couture with a master's degree in Textile Engineering.

Graduated in 2016 from IED MADRID. She considers herself as a technology geek, that is the reason why she is focusing her career on creating a connection between fashion and technology.

Rubén López

Rubén López is an entrepreneur, curator, art dealer and collector. He has been part of the creative digital industry in Barcelona since 2002.
In 2012, after spending two years living in London, he started to create different workshops, events and courses with the goal and mission to keep developing the art and craft eco system in Barcelona.
In 2013 he founded It Reminds Me Of Something, an Art & Craft Gallery supporting and showcasing local artists and craft makers with the goal to offer high quality pieces to the local and international market.

Piotr Rybaczek

Piotr Rybaczek is the owner and fundator of La Basílica Gallery since 2007. The gallery established in the centre of Barcelona, gathers the work of more than 150 jewellery designers and takes us to a dreamlike place where sculptures inspired by organic forms are mixed with antique glass cabinets that show the most creative jewellery pieces in the contemporary jewellery world.  

Wanshu Li 

Wanshu Li developed her work by experimenting with acrylic, moving beads, UV reactive nylon wire, UV light and fluorescent paints resulting in light-weighted tactile, colourful and playful pieces. The nylon wires under UV light creates an amazing fluorescent effect and provide a pleasant visual enjoyment for the wearers and viewers. Moreover, the piecescreate subtle sounds, following freely with the movements of the body.
Her jewellery is focused on exploring the multisensory experience and making tactile wearable pieces, which involve different sensory experiences such as vision, sound, and touch.
The inspiration for the jewellery series “Go with the Glow”, winner of JOYA 2018,  stems from capturing the moving moments in the 
natural world. The artist was deeply attracted by free-swimming marine animal.

Paulo Ribeiro

Paulo Ribeiro was born in Brazil and lives in Barcelona. He is the Director of the creative agency Le Département Interiors SL and the founder and director of JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects. He has trained as an architect specialized in fashion spaces and interiorism.

JOYA is a platform that during these ten years has served as a space for interaction, debate and meeting point of art jewellery sector in Spain, artists and galleries, private collectors and cultural elite, with a complete program of events, exhibitions, conferences and with the support of important publications and media on and off line.

As every year, JOYA extends the range of artistic jewellery to the public. For this reason, it has created a jewelry exhibition circuit in the best galleries and cultural spaces of the city of Barcelona.

>> View the Open Call for 2018

>> View the Clipping 2017

Guide On Line:  Location for all the events envolving Joya 2018

JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery & Objects is organized by:
Av. Gaudí 45, 4to 2da - 08025 Barcelona, Spain
T: +34 931 271 032

For more information, please contact with:
Director Paulo Ribeiro
Communication Manager María J. Vásconez
Project Manager Patryk Walczak


Thursday, 4 October
10.00 to 11.00 Lecture by Rachel Church (UK) - Curator at the Department of Sculpture, Metalwork, Ceramics and Glass at the Victoria and Albert Museum
11.00 Press presentation
12.00 Performance by Lodie Kardouss
11.00 to 20.00 Fair
19.00 AUTOR Award - Yearbook Award

Friday, 5 October
10.00 to 11.00 Lecture by Isobel Dennis (UK) - Collect Fair Director
11.00 to 20.00 Fair
19.00 Dterra Crafted Object Residence Award
22.00 Official dinner at OCAÑA Restaurant

Saturday, 6 October
10.00 to 11.00 Lecture by Ana Campos (Portugal) - PhD in Philosophy at UAB, Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
11.00 to 20.00 Fair
19.00 Alchimia Student Award - JOYA WORTH Award 2018
20.00 Premios Enjoia't

* Free entrance for the fair and conferences
Disseny Hub Barcelona. Exterior views..
Disseny Hub Barcelona. Exterior views.

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Disseny Hub Barcelona. Inner views..
Disseny Hub Barcelona. Inner views.

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Behind the Scenes, a Photoshoot of JOYA 2018
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Behind the Scenes, a Photoshoot of JOYA 2018 edition
Wolf Kublun
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