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Mabel Pena

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Published: 01.11.2019

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Her works are mostly inspired by the negative effect of civilization on the natural world. She aims to use her jewelry to raise people's awareness on careless waste disposal.
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Mabel Pena. Brooch: Malbec Soul, 2019. Bronze, 3D filaments, steel.. 7 x 5.5 x 8 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Brooch: Malbec Soul, 2019
Bronze, 3D filaments, steel.
7 x 5.5 x 8 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Necklace: Delta, biguá, 2018. Silver, recycled polyethylene bags, synthetic fibers.. 47 x 12 x 2 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. From series: Delta, tides and mysteries. Mabel Pena
Necklace: Delta, biguá, 2018
Silver, recycled polyethylene bags, synthetic fibers.
47 x 12 x 2 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
From series: Delta, tides and mysteries
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Mabel Pena. Bracelet: Delta, 2018. Silver, recycled polyethylene bags.. 6.8 x 8 x 0.9 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Bracelet: Delta, 2018
Silver, recycled polyethylene bags.
6.8 x 8 x 0.9 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Necklace: Delta, foliage, 2018. Recycled polyethylene bags, 3D filaments.. 58 x 35 x 7 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. From series: Delta, tides and mysteries. Mabel Pena
Necklace: Delta, foliage, 2018
Recycled polyethylene bags, 3D filaments.
58 x 35 x 7 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
From series: Delta, tides and mysteries
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Mabel Pena. Earrings: Mangroves, 2015. Sterling silver, ​thermo contractible tubes.. 15 x 4 x 1 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. From series: Nature bursts. Mabel Pena
Earrings: Mangroves, 2015
Sterling silver, ​thermo contractible tubes.
15 x 4 x 1 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
From series: Nature bursts
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Mabel Pena. Necklace: Spirit woman, 2016. Nickel silver, recycled polyethylene bags.. 30 x 20 x 7 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Necklace: Spirit woman, 2016
Nickel silver, recycled polyethylene bags.
30 x 20 x 7 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Bracelet: Alexa 77, 2016. Sterling silver, recycled polyethylene bags.. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Bracelet: Alexa 77, 2016
Sterling silver, recycled polyethylene bags.
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Bracelet: Terroir, 2016. Nickel silver, bronze, copper, recycled polyethylene bags, silicone tanza.. 9.7 x 9.2 cm. Photo by: Rubén Andón. Mabel Pena
Bracelet: Terroir, 2016
Nickel silver, bronze, copper, recycled polyethylene bags, silicone tanza.
9.7 x 9.2 cm
Photo by: Rubén Andón
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Mabel Pena. Necklace: Traces of Time, 2016. Nickle silver, bronze, copper, disposable plastic bags.. 26 x 24 x 5 cm. Mabel Pena
Necklace: Traces of Time, 2016
Nickle silver, bronze, copper, disposable plastic bags.
26 x 24 x 5 cm
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Mabel Pena. Brooch: Tigre Delta, 2016. Sterling silver Nickel silver, copper, loofah, resin.. 11 x 10 x 3 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Brooch: Tigre Delta, 2016
Sterling silver Nickel silver, copper, loofah, resin.
11 x 10 x 3 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Bracelet: Mourning, 2015. Bronze, copper, nickel silver, silver, loofah.. 10.5 x 8 x 1 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Bracelet: Mourning, 2015
Bronze, copper, nickel silver, silver, loofah.
10.5 x 8 x 1 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Ring: Reborn, 2015. Sterling silver, loofah.. 6 x 3 x 1 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Ring: Reborn, 2015
Sterling silver, loofah.
6 x 3 x 1 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Necklace: Nests I, 2014. Nickel silver, bronze, recycled polyethylene bags, loofah.. 45 x 22 x 3 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Necklace: Nests I, 2014
Nickel silver, bronze, recycled polyethylene bags, loofah.
45 x 22 x 3 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Mabel Pena. Brooch: Nests II, 2014. Nickel silver, bronze, recycled polyethylene bags, loofah.. 18 x 8 x 4 cm. Mabel Pena
Brooch: Nests II, 2014
Nickel silver, bronze, recycled polyethylene bags, loofah.
18 x 8 x 4 cm
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Mabel Pena. Ring: Cycles. Nature - transformation II, 2013. Sterling silver, bronze, nylon.. 5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm. Photo by: Damián Wasser. Mabel Pena
Ring: Cycles. Nature - transformation II, 2013
Sterling silver, bronze, nylon.
5 x 4.5 x 2.3 cm
Photo by: Damián Wasser
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Intro
Mabel Pena lives and works in Buenos Aires. She has been teaching art jewelry at her own studio Taller Km 0 since 2002, also at the Mental Health department at Prosam Foundation. She exhibits her work at art galleries and museums in Argentina and abroad: Germany, Chile, China, France, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, U.S.A. She takes part in numerous jewelry groups.
 

Statement

My work is inspired by the growingly destructive effects of civilization on the natural world. My pieces illustrate the varied shapes, textures and colors of different landscapes and how these landscapes are changed by plastic waste. The images of plastic bags tangled in the branches, buried in the soil, floating in the rivers, covering beaches or drifting in the seas are translated into pieces of jewelry which become symbols to raise awareness on careless waste disposal. I create jewelry reusing plastic but also including metal and combining the ancient craft with new technologies such as 3d printing.

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2019:
Exhibition  05 Dec 2019 - 05 Dec 2019  Híbridos Salvajes in Vitacura.
At Renaissance Santiago Hotel, Chile.
Exhibition  23 Nov 2019 - 07 Dec 2019  Travesías in Buenos Aires..
At Museo de Arte Mercedes, Argentina.
Exhibition  05 Nov 2019 - 29 Oct 2019  Híbridos Salvajes in Valparaíso.
Galería CP Artes de Quillota, Valparaíso, Chile.
Exhibition  29 Oct 2019 - 29 Oct 2019  Híbridos Salvajes in Barcelona.
Tienda-Galería Paula Waters Joies, Barcelona, Spain.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2019 - 23 Oct 2019  The Strength of Textile, Jewelry in Madrid.
Exhibition  29 Jun 2019 - 31 Aug 2019  The Strength of Textile, Jewelry in Porto.
Exhibition  18 May 2019 - 06 Oct 2019  The Legacy Award & Collection. The Ultimate Edition.
Exhibition  04 May 2019 - 01 Jun 2019  The Strength of Textile, Jewelry in Neuchâtel.
Exhibition  08 Mar 2019 - 12 Apr 2019  The Strength of Textile, Jewelry.
2018:
Exhibition  27 Oct 2018 - 03 Nov 2018  Travesías.
Exhibition  20 Sep 2018 - 11 Nov 2018  Gioielli in Fermento in Padua.
Exhibition  01 Mar 2018 - 23 Sep 2018  La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.
2017:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2017 - 07 Oct 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection at JOYA 2017.
Open call  13 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017  Chaos.
Exhibition  07 May 2017 - 17 May 2017  Gioielli in Fermento 2017 Master Collection.
Exhibition  15 Feb 2017 - 31 Dec 2017  Impressions 2017. The Permanent.
2016:
Exhibition  10 Dec 2016 - 21 Jan 2016  Lost Paradise.
Exhibition  12 Nov 2016 - 03 Dec 2016  Women. Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition.
Exhibition  20 Oct 2016 - 27 Nov 2016  Highlights from Gioielli in Fermento in New York.
Exhibition  08 May 2016 - 22 May 2016  Gioielli In ...Fermento 2016.
Exhibition  06 Feb 2016 - 31 Dec 2016  Impressions 2016. The Permanent.
2015:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2015 - 30 Jan 2016  A Dark Spark of Light.
Exhibition  22 Oct 2015 - 08 Dec 2015  Sutilezas - Jewelers from Argentina.
Exhibition  30 Jul 2015 - 20 Sep 2015  Figurations.
2014:
Exhibition  11 Sep 2014 - 15 Oct 2014  Beyond Textile: 21 jewelers from Argentina in Madrid.
Exhibition  27 Apr 2014 - 23 Aug 2014  Beyond Textile: 21 jewelers from Argentina.
2013:
Exhibition  05 Nov 2013 - 18 Dec 2013  Pending Issue / Tema pendiente.
Exhibition  08 Sep 2013 - 26 Sep 2013  Time.
Exhibition  14 Aug 2013 - 15 Sep 2013  La Frontera.
Exhibition  31 May 2013 - 28 Jun 2013  Japanese Lacquer applied to contemporary jewelry in Argentina.
2012:
Exhibition  14 Aug 2012 - 24 Aug 2012  Fiesta.
2010:
Exhibition  11 Apr 2010 - 15 May 2010  Caleidoscopio.

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Book:  The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange Book 3. Denmark,  2019
Catalogue:  2nd LatinAmerican Biennal of Contemporary Jewelry. Argentina,  2018
Book:  The Contemporary Jewelry Exchange Book 2. Denmark,  2017
Catalogue:  Craft Contest, National Endowment for the Art. 2017
Catalogue:  Art Jewelry Today 4. Argentina,  2016
Catalogue:  1st LatinAmerican Biennal of Contemporary Jewelry. Argentina,  2016
Catalogue:  La Frontera. 2013
Book:  Yearbook: Jewelry Directory Contemporary. 2011
Book:  Gemstone 500 jewels. Lark Books:  2011
Magazine:  Article Jewelry Style Magazine. 2004
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