Iris Tsante

Published: 22.03.2021
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Iris Tsante is a Greek jewelry designer, based in Athens, Greece. She studied traditional jewelry techniques in Athens between 1998 and 2001. In 2008 she graduated from the jewelry department of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She has exposed her work in one solo (Galerie Ra, 2011) and various group exhibitions and fairs throughout the world. In the Netherlands she was represented by Galerie Ra and currently she is represented in the USA and Canada by Charon Kransen Arts. Iris was among the organizers of B-Side Festival, an art jewelry Route through Amsterdam, for the years 2010 and 2011.


Iris describes jewelry as ...a process of exploring ways to define the senses of beauty and value in reference to memories of significant objects and the subsequent human/social connections related to them. It is a dialectic process since it involves the direct or non-direct communication between maker, wearer and viewer. My pieces create connotations of optimism, lightness, simplicity, joy and innocence, revealing on the same time qualities such as fragility and vulnerability. They often are characterized by a mischiefing tendency, sometimes in harmony with the qualities of the original materials and sometimes making contradicting statements upon more formal and serious symbols of the western dress code.

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Fair  10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Represented by Charon Kransen Arts.
Exhibition  15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Ra Now.
Exhibition  25 Oct 2012 - 24 Nov 2012  Voyage 6.
Exhibition  03 Dec 2011 - 28 Jan 2012  Ra Present, 35 years Ra Gallery.
Exhibition  03 Nov 2011 - 06 Nov 2011  B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival.
Exhibition  05 Feb 2011 - 23 Mar 2011  Iris Tsante: Jewellery.
Exhibition  04 Nov 2010 - 07 Nov 2010  Min-Association at B-side DownTownArtJewellery Festival.

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Book:  Radiant - 30 Jaar Ra. Galerie Ra:  Amsterdam,  2011
Catalogue:  Talente 2009. Internationalen Handwerksmesse:  Munich,  2009
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Catalogue:  Sieraad Art Fair 2008. Sieraad Art Fair:  Amsterdam,  2008
Catalogue:  Two Close Ones. Tallinn Applied Art Triennaal:  Tallin,  2006