Carolina Apolonia

Jeweller  /  MunichJewelleryWeek2024
Published: 24.03.2023
Carolina Apolonia Carolina Apolonia


My work is about finding refuge and freedom.


My work reflects my intimate world. Often I construct abstract versions of rooms, buildings, and cities that mirror my dreams and fears. Some of them relate to memories I have, people in my past or people around me. Yet others deal with my needs for protection, my fear of being locked in or shut out and my fascination with visible and invisible boundaries.
I am intrigued by the process in which walls simultaneously define and shut out space.
My work is about finding refuge and freedom.

I take my inspiration from the everyday rhythms in life; how we move, interact, build, love and heal. And I am fascinated by industrial structures and things that fly.

When I was six years old, I learned to sew. This love for textile techniques constitutes an important aspect of my jewellery practice. Soldering and sewing have a lot in common: I am drawn to its time-consuming, repetitive, and meditative nature. It forces me to slow down, and it gives me a sense of freedom: that I can use the needle or flame to build, connect and repair anything.

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Exhibition  17 Feb 2024 - 18 May 2024  Past Present Future.
Exhibition  02 Nov 2023 - 02 Dec 2023  The Space Between by Precious Collective.
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Heroes.
Exhibition  10 Dec 2017 - 15 Feb 2018  Finest Selection X.
Exhibition  31 May 2017 - 05 Jun 2017  Galerie Beyond at KunstRAI Art Amsterdam 2017.
Exhibition  06 Nov 2016 - 11 Dec 2016  Of Things Unknown by Carolina Apolonia.
Exhibition  03 Dec 2015 - 23 Jan 2016  Fifteen Years of Jewelry.