Hebe Argentieri

Published: 23.09.2021


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Hebe Argentieri is an art jeweller based in Junín, Argentina. She has taken classes in contemporary jewelry design at Mabel Pena´s studio, in addition to a number of seminars and workshops. She has shown her work at different national and international exhibitions. Her jewelry is the means to question the world around her.


My work derives mainly from questioning issues about the world around me. Living in a small agricultural city in Argentina, such issues may refer to the growingly negative effects of unsustainable farming on the environment, to the impact of being a woman in such a chauvinist society or revolve around the reactions this immediate world has on me. 

My most recent work results from the feelings of impotence and rebellion I have always endured at the constrictions experienced as a Latin American woman living in a misogynist society and the self-determination needed to transcend the social construct of femininity.
The materials are selected in close relation to the intended message. For instance, I choose the wood that can be carved and modified in line with the idea that gender stereotypes can be altered; also the horn, and plastic broom filaments that do not correspond with the preconceived concepts of male and female. Or in my collection Terra, I combine recycled plastic-overdue test tubes- with metal to depict fields that used to be green but turned black, void.

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Exhibition  06 Oct 2021 - 30 Oct 2021  Discurrir(es) Inadvertido(s).
Exhibition  17 Sep 2021 - 20 Sep 2021  Valor Agregado (Added Value).
Exhibition  15 Mar 2021 - 15 Apr 2021  Women's Day / 8M.
Exhibition  26 Nov 2020 - 26 Dec 2020  From the Workshop, There is Something that Needs to be Told.
Exhibition  23 Nov 2019 - 07 Dec 2019  Travesías, at Museo de Arte Mercedes.
Exhibition  23 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019  Travesías in Mercedes.
Exhibition  25 Oct 2019 - 21 Nov 2019  Heart Failure, Alliages in Lalabeyou Madrid.
Exhibition  13 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019  Heart Failure in Munich.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2019 - 09 Mar 2019  9 March Project, Russia.
Exhibition  14 Dec 2018 - 23 Feb 2019  Heart Failure.
Exhibition  27 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018  Travesías.
Exhibition  16 Jun 2018 - 15 Sep 2018  NOD: On Full Volume in Lille.
Exhibition  18 Nov 2017 - 26 Nov 2017  Beijing International Jewelry Art Exhibition.
Beijing, China.
Exhibition  03 Mar 2017 - 08 Mar 2020  LOOT, Mad about Jewelry.
Museum of Arts and Design, New York, USA.
Exhibition  10 Dec 2016 - 21 Jan 2016  Lost Paradise.
Exhibition  12 Nov 2016 - 03 Dec 2016  Women. Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition.
Open call  19 Sep 2016 - 09 Oct 2017  (Lost) Paradises.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
Exhibition  05 Nov 2013 - 18 Dec 2013  Pending Issue / Tema pendiente.

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Book:  New Bracelets: 400+ Contemporary Jewelry Designs. Estrada, NicolasPromopress:  Barcelona,  2021
Book:  Growth & Evolution International Jewellery Exhibition. Sun, HermanChina Modern Publishing House Limited:  Hong Kong,  2020
Book:  Narrative Jewlery, Tales from the Toolbox. Schiffer Publishing:  Pennsylvania,  2017
Catalogue:  Catalogue Puentes, 1st Latin American Biennal of Contemporary Jewelry. Latin American Biennal of Contemporary Jewelry:  Buenos Aires,  2016
Book:  The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange. Olga RabenCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform:  North Charleston,  2015