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Estela Saez Vilanova

Published: 05.02.2019
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Estela Saez Vilanova interview with Tamagit
Tamagit
2019
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Estela Saez Vilanova. Pendant: Mymories, 2018. Gold, ruthenium plated brass.. Estela Saez Vilanova
Pendant: Mymories, 2018
Gold, ruthenium plated brass.
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Estela Saez Vilanova. Necklace: Habibi I, 2018. Silver, tourmaline, silk.. Estela Saez Vilanova
Necklace: Habibi I, 2018
Silver, tourmaline, silk.
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Estela Saez Vilanova. Necklace: Jarouff Sogayara, 2018. Silver, silk.. Estela Saez Vilanova
Necklace: Jarouff Sogayara, 2018
Silver, silk.
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Estela Saez Vilanova. Brooch: Dabaaba, 2018. Silver. Estela Saez Vilanova
Brooch: Dabaaba, 2018
Silver
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Estela Saez Vilanova. Sculpture: Guilla II, 2012. Oxidized silver, aquamarine.. Estela Saez Vilanova
Sculpture: Guilla II, 2012
Oxidized silver, aquamarine.
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Estela Sàez Vilanova. Necklace: La casa vella, 2012. Rose quartz, oxidized silver.. 40 x 11 x 6 cm. Estela Sàez Vilanova
Necklace: La casa vella, 2012
Rose quartz, oxidized silver.
40 x 11 x 6 cm
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Estela Sàez Vilanova. Object: Quilla, 2012. Silver, oxidized silver,. 10 x 20 x 12 cm. Estela Sàez Vilanova
Object: Quilla, 2012
Silver, oxidized silver,
10 x 20 x 12 cm
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Estela Sàez Vilanova. Brooch: Solitut, 2012. Silver, oxidized silver.. 15 x 15 x 8 cm. Estela Sàez Vilanova
Brooch: Solitut, 2012
Silver, oxidized silver.
15 x 15 x 8 cm
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Estela Sàez Vilanova. Brooch: Peix, 2008. Oxidized silver, gold, fabrics, paint.. 15 x 25 x 4 cm. Estela Sàez Vilanova
Brooch: Peix, 2008
Oxidized silver, gold, fabrics, paint.
15 x 25 x 4 cm
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Estela Saez Vilanova. Brooch: gbn, 2008. Oxidized silver, gold, fabrics, paint.. 20 x 9 x 2.5 cm. Estela Saez Vilanova
Brooch: gbn, 2008
Oxidized silver, gold, fabrics, paint.
20 x 9 x 2.5 cm
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Estela Saez Vilanova. Brooch: gbn, 2008. Oxidized silver, gold, fabrics, paint.. 20 x 9 x 2.5 cm. On body.. Estela Saez Vilanova
Brooch: gbn, 2008
Oxidized silver, gold, fabrics, paint.
20 x 9 x 2.5 cm

On body.

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Estela Sàez Vilanova. Pendant: Niu, 2008. Oxidized silver/gold.. 12.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm. Estela Sàez Vilanova
Pendant: Niu, 2008
Oxidized silver/gold.
12.5 x 7 x 4.5 cm
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Intro
Saez’s oeuvre spans the last twenty-two years. Graduated at Massana School in Barcelona in 2001. Later, she became the studio assistant of Professor Ruudt Peters in Amsterdam [2005-2007]. In 2006, Saez won the Talente Prize Munich, she completed her Master of Arts at The University of Trier, Idar Oberstein in 2010 and continued to be based in The Netherlands until 2012 developing her own art-projects. She has been invited as a lecturer worldwide and participates and organizes jewelry-related events, seminars and cross-disciplinary projects to promote critical thinking in the field of jewelry. Saez most recent project took place in post-revolutionary Cairo, Egypt as a co-founder and director of “The DSAF” [2013-2016] based as Creative Director in the Middle East. During her directorship in Egypt, the project was appointed for the UN-Women as an example of how jewelry & design enables self-sufficiency, and how can play an essential role in changing people’s life perspective. 

Statement

Saez’s oeuvre spans the last twenty-two years and although occasionally wearable, her creations pay scant notice to the body: they derive their evocative power from their distance to the ground, not the skin. Yet, while sculptural, her repertoire of shapes continues to be homebound and proportionate to the hand: Saez belongs to a relatively small group of makers whose practice is guided by the dual nature of contemporary jewelry, at once sculptural and wearable.
/ Benjamin Lignel, 2012


                 (…) Estela Saez is an indefatigable traveler and her art can be defined as atomized jewellery, that explains, first of all, a very distant place, and then the shape, that supports the idea of modernity linked to nomadism. Although she uses expensive raw material, her work does not renounce to the postulates from the "povera" artist. That is at least fascinating. Her atomized filigrees, rusted or laminated do not renounce from the truly value of that nobility, and from their portable jewels function. (…) Her pieces can be worn in the body, her objects can be sustained with hands, but in the end, and that is her greatness, her jewels are universal.
/ Jordi Mitjà, 2013
 

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Events      View / hide events

2019:
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 13 Apr 2019  21 Grams in Munich.
Exhibition  14 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019  A Room of One’s Own.
2018:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2018 - 10 Oct 2018  Maybe days: New works by Estela Saez.
Meeting  14 Aug 2018 - 15 Sep 2018  Koru 6.
2017:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017  Meet Me There by Estela Saez Vilanova.
Exhibition  27 Jun 2017 - 22 Jul 2017  Twenty-Three. Contemporary Jewelry in Ibero-America.
Exhibition  22 Apr 2017 - 23 Jul 2017  Ajavahe. Time Difference at the 7th Tallinn Applied Art Triennial.
2016:
Exhibition  01 Apr 2016 - 15 May 2016  Meet me there by Estela Sàez.
2015:
Lectures  29 Aug 2015 - 29 Aug 2015  Estela Sàez: Artist Talk.
2013:
Meeting  22 Oct 2013 - 22 Oct 2013  Estela Sàez: Confrontations 2013-2014 | 1.
Exhibition  03 Jul 2013 - 03 Aug 2013  Barcelona: Found in Translation.
Exhibition  08 Jun 2013 - 22 Jun 2013  Estela Saez: Meet Me There.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 06 Jun 2013  SCHMUCK 2013 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
2012:
Workshop  06 Aug 2012 - 17 Aug 2012  Estela Saez: Daily Life, Jewelry Connection.
2011:
Exhibition  16 Nov 2011 - 16 Jan 2012  Barcelona: Found in Translation.
2010:
Exhibition  11 Sep 2010 - 31 Oct 2010  Causing Chaos.
Workshop  07 Apr 2010 - 09 Apr 2010  Losing My Religion.
Fair  03 Mar 2010 - 09 Mar 2010  Schmuck 2010.
2009:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2009 - 17 Jan 2010  Ugly Objects.
Fair  17 Sep 2009 - 19 Sep 2009  JOYA: Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2009.
Exhibition  24 Apr 2009 - 17 May 2009  Preziosa Young 2009.
Meeting  11 Mar 2009 - 11 Mar 2009  Estela Sáez conference: Present Natural, creacio i entorn.
2008:
Exhibition  15 Nov 2008 - 24 Dec 2008  Estela Sáez: Good by(e) nest.
2007:
Exhibition  20 Sep 2007 - 20 Oct 2007  NSNR.
Fair  08 Mar 2007 - 14 Mar 2007  Schmuck 2007.
2006:
Award  16 Mar 2006 - 22 Mar 2006  Talente Competition 2006.

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Catalogue:  Maybe Days. Duana-Meyer, Sara.  Sàez Vilanova, Estela:  Girona,  2018
Book:  New Brooches: 400+ Contemporary Jewellery Designs. Estrada, Nicolas.  Promopress:  Barcelona,  2018
Newspaper:  Estela Saez. Gold & Time:  Barcelona,  2018
Newspaper:  Los estudios de joyeria inician la celebracion de sus 40 anos. Diari of Tarrragona:  Tarragona,  2016
Catalogue:  Body Alchemy. Jewellery & Metal Arts Triennial 2015:  Hangzhou,  2015
Catalogue:  Artist in Residence Collection. Jakob Bengerl-Stiftung:  idar-Oberstein,  2015
Book:  Estela Sàez Vilanova: Meet Me There. Alampi, Antonia; Mitjá, Jordi; Vallarta Siemelink, Valerie.  Estela Sàez Vilanova:  Amsterdam,  2014
Book:  The Core & the Shell. Guiding methods for independent jewellery makers. Sàez Vilanova, Estela.  Otro Diseño Foundation & Estela Sàez Vilanova:  Hilversum,  2014
Book:  ÉCLAT, Masters of Contemporary Jewelry. Pastor, Carlos.  Promopress Publishers:  Barcelona,  2014
Catalogue:  Schmuck. Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich:  Munich,  2013
Magazine:  Meet Me There by Estela Saez. Curve Magazine:  Beirut,  2013
Book:  Handshakebook. Makers 101:  New Zeland,  2012
Book:  JewelBook. Stichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Book:  Joyería Contemporánea. Monsa Editorial:  Barcelona,  2012
Catalogue:  Ultramarine. Kultuur kutsub:  Tallin,  2011
Catalogue:  Woods. Gallery Libby Sellers:  London,  2011
Book:  ThinkingJewellery. On the way towards a theory. Lindemann, Wilhelm.  Arnoldsche:  Stuttgart,  2011
Catalogue:  Schmuck. Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich:  Munich,  2010
Book:  Lingam. Arnoldsche:  Colonge,  2010
Catalogue:  Joyería Contemporánea. Monsa Editorial:  Barcelona,  2010
Book:  Garbage Pin Project. 'worth VS waste'. Klimt02 Publishers:  Barcelona,  2009
Book:  The Compendium. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Book:  Estela Sàez vilanova: Good by(e) nest. Gaspar, Monica.  Galerie Louise Smit:  Amsterdam,  2008
Catalogue:  Transart 6. Museu de l’Empordà:  Figueres,  2008
Catalogue:  Schmuck. Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich:  Munich,  2007
Catalogue:  Talente. Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich:  Munich,  2007
Catalogue:  Talente. Internationale Handwerkmesse Munich:  Munich,  2006
Book:  Dreaming Jewelry. Abellàn, Miquel.  Monsa Publications:  Barcelona, 
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