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Catarina Silva

Jeweller
Published: 18.07.2021
Catarina Silva. Photo by Pedro Sequeira Catarina Silva. Photo by Pedro Sequeira

Intro
I was born in Lisbon and studied jewellery at Ar.Co (Centro de arte e comunicação visual) between 2000 and 2005. I have worked at Galeria Reverso and since 2013 in Galeria Tereza Seabra. Currently I am a teacher as well as the head of the Jewellery Department in the school where I graduated.
 

Statement

Referring to a primitive origin when questioning the relevance and present function of the amulet or protective talisman, I conceived pieces with a surrealistic and neo-pop assemblage that results in the intertwine between ornamental forms that allude the naturalistic in counterpoint with apparently mechanical and artificial elements. Like a meditative chant, I choose to work with beads for its ritualistic and contemplative character that is in the making. The premise of constructing portable, usable Jewellery associated with the expressive and inventive qualities of drawing and collage enabled contrast between volume and lightness, thus ensuring an ethereal sensation and abstract perception of these pieces. I intend to demonstrate the significance of Jewellery as a discipline with an enriching artistic practice decisive in the definition and construction of culture in contemporary existence.

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2021:
Exhibition  16 Sep 2021 - 20 Nov 2021  Cold Sweat.
Exhibition  15 Sep 2021 - 16 Oct 2021  Vade Retro.
2020:
Exhibition  08 Aug 2020 - 11 Aug 2020  Chinese Mythology.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  BEADED.
Exhibition  21 Feb 2020 - 20 Mar 2020  Gogoisme 2 in Lisbon.
2019:
Exhibition  19 Sep 2019 - 12 Oct 2019  Rhythms by Manuela Sousa and Catarina Silva.
2018:
Exhibition  24 Nov 2018 - 29 Dec 2018  Parable.
Exhibition  08 Nov 2018 - 08 Dec 2018  I-land exhibition: Speaking flowers by Catarina Silva.
2017:
Exhibition  25 Nov 2017 - 30 Dec 2017  Archipelago.
2016:
Exhibition  26 Nov 2016 - 24 Dec 2016  White Christmas in Lisbon.
Exhibition  21 Jun 2016 - 30 Jul 2016  3cm, Summer Exhibition.
2015:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2015 - 24 Dec 2015  Christmas Exhibition.
Exhibition  03 Nov 2015 - 21 Nov 2015  Down the Rabbit Hole by Catarina Silva.
2012:
Exhibition  27 Oct 2012 - 17 Nov 2012  God’s unwanted children ou os palhacitos de Deus.
2011:
Exhibition  29 Oct 2011 - 15 Jan 2012  European triennial for contemporary Jewellery.

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Book:  Contemporary Jewellery in Portugal. Filipe, CristinaArnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2019
From the Vanguards of the 1960s to the Early 21st Century.
Catalogue:  True is what is done. Joyeros Argentinos:  2019
Catalogue:  Triennale Européenne du Bijou Contemporain 2011. World Crafts Council:  Mons,  2011
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