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Iro Kaskani

Jeweller
Published: 18.09.2019
Iro Kaskani Iro Kaskani
Place
Katsoni 4c
1082 -  Nicosia
CYPRUS
Mail:
Iro.kaskaniE-mailcytanet.com.cy

Intro
She completed her studies in architecture, at the Università degli studi di Firenze, in 1994. She attended jewellery design courses and received training in goldsmithing, at the Scuola professionale dalla Regione Toscana.
She has worked as an architect until 2007 and also presented three personal exhibitions on contemporary jewellery in Cyprus. She is fully dedicated to studio jewellery since 2008.
She has taught jewellery design at the "Aigaia School of Art and Design" from 2006 to 2013.

Statement

Some years ago I used to believe: my education and experience in architecture is guiding my creativity and my work is mostly determined by the interest to compose fine metals with alternative material and define new forms.

Later on I concretised my thoughts stating: “Architecture is built environments, planned and designed to function as shelter or vessels of activities and thus it is fostering a physical relationship with the user, inhabitant or viewer. Jewelry takes this physical relationship further into intimacy by the change of scale and placement on the body. Through my work, I find it intriguing to explore ideas of space, scale and absence of symmetry, enabling me to combine precious metals with non-precious elements. Designing jewelry feels like investigating form, structure, and balance to derive a piece of art which will have an intimate physical relationship with the human body and will be completed only when it becomes part of the wearer’s experience and expression. A piece of jewelry is a powerful vehicle for communicating our identity.”

Recently I realized that my curiosity is the most powerful motivating factor behind my work. I’m curious to see things that I visualize becoming facts, to elaborate an idea, to experiment on a certain technique, to see how this or that material is treated, to investigate on however a vision can be a wearable object and yet to see how others perceive my work.

 

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2021:
Exhibition  28 Aug 2021 - 02 Oct 2021  Beauty and Wonder, Jewelry in Neuchâtel.
Exhibition  22 May 2021 - 03 Jul 2021  Beauty and Wonder, jewelry.
2020:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2020 - 06 Jan 2021  Special Christmas sale at Joya Barcelona.
Fair  10 Nov 2020 - 15 Nov 2020  Athens Jewelry Week 2020.
Exhibition  19 Sep 2020 - 29 Nov 2020  JEWELS ON SALE at JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2020.
Exhibition  12 Sep 2020 - 05 Dec 2020  Precious Places.
Exhibition  12 Feb 2020 - 10 Mar 2020  Eloquence of Paper in Porto.
2019:
Exhibition  17 Nov 2019 - 28 Dec 2019  Eloquence of Paper in Enschede.
Exhibition  09 Oct 2019 - 31 Oct 2019  Eloquence of Paper in Barcelona.
Exhibition  18 Jul 2019 - 30 Sep 2019  Jewellery // Sculpture.
Exhibition  22 Jun 2019 - 07 Sep 2019  Précieux !?.
Exhibition  30 May 2019 - 03 Jul 2019  Eloquence of Paper in Madrid.
Exhibition  23 Mar 2019 - 27 Apr 2019  Eloquence of Paper.
Meeting  21 Mar 2019 - 21 Mar 2019  Aria di Primavera: Artistic & gastronomic dinner.
2018:
Exhibition  15 Dec 2018 - 19 Dec 2018  Symmetry is missing by Iro Kaskani.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018  Gioielli in Fermento in Padua.
Exhibition  07 Sep 2018 - 21 Sep 2018  Gioielli in Fermento: Un bel Panorama.
Award  13 May 2018 - 28 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento Award 2018 8th edition.
Exhibition  13 May 2018 - 27 May 2018  Gioielli in Fermento 2018 Exhibition.
2017:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection at JOYA 2017.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2017 - 27 Aug 2017  About Volumes. Contemporary Art Jewelry Exhibition.
Exhibition  18 May 2017 - 06 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
Exhibition  17 May 2017 - 05 Jun 2017  The After Joya Effect IV.
Exhibition  07 May 2017 - 17 May 2017  Gioielli in Fermento – Master collection 2017.
Exhibition  07 May 2017 - 17 May 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection.
2016:
Fair  29 Sep 2016 - 01 Oct 2016  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2016.
Fair  29 Jun 2016 - 03 Jul 2016  Athens Jewelry Week 2016.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
2014:
Exhibition  03 Oct 2014 - 15 Nov 2014  Creativity Contest: The Posing Jewel.
2012:
Fair  11 Oct 2012 - 13 Oct 2012  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2012.
2011:
Fair  15 Sep 2011 - 17 Sep 2011  JOYA Barcelona Art Jewellery Fair 2011.

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Book:  New Earrings: 500+ designs from around the world. Estrada, NicolasThames & Hudson:  Untied Kingdom,  2013
Book:  500 plastic Jewellery designs: A groundbreaking survey of a modern material. Lark Books:  2009
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