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Mima Pejoska

Jeweller
Published: 24.08.2023
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Bio

Mima Pejoska is a jewelry artist who has been working in the creative field for over 17 years. She has discovered a passion for the crafts and began her career in her
hometown - Skopje, Macedonia. Each new study and place taught her how to approach the world of jewelry differently. During her BA studies at the Institute of Anthropology
(Macedonia) she researched jewelry as part of material culture; as a jewelry designer she treated it as a powerful tool of adornment (Italy); and with her MFA in Jewelry and
Objects (Savannah, USA) for the first time she handled jewelry as an art form conveying various concepts and ideas. During her studies in User-centric design or Design Thinking methodology (Berlin, Germany), her mind expanded even more in terms of brainstorming, innovation, and multidisciplinarity of all the roles jewelry can have. Her works have been exhibited in numerous shows among which was the Smithsonian Craft Show in Washington DC, then Savannah, Hong Kong, Taipei, Atlanta, Berlin, Jerusalem; and has been published in Time Magazine, The Guardian, Huffington Post…

Statement

Jewelry has a million faces and I'm in love with every single one. I see it as a personal expression, a symbol, style, but also communication, a developing story, or even a sense of belonging. Its function is never only adornment and its true beauty is that the story it tells, never actually stops. It starts with the maker and their initial concept, and it continues with the wearer who builds up on this. With every new context, outfit, and night out in town, the jewelry acts as a chameleon reflecting on the wearer’s personality, mood, and style.

Multidisciplinarity is embedded all over my works, and I love dissecting Jewelry from all possible angles. Hence, the range of my interests and creations is quite broad - reaching even conceptual jewelry projects. My absolute favorite work so far is The Stories of the Three Wanderers, an open-ended participatory project - where 3 jewelry pieces traveled the world from host to host, and explored connections like maker – wearer, past wearer– present wearer, object – person. On the other hand, the body of work that defined me best as a researcher and thinker is The Sensibles. With this collection of over 150 objects and jewelry pieces, my aim was to examine the plurality of experiencing touch - based on alternative materials, techniques, and wearable formats.

 

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2023:
Fair  11 May 2023 - 19 May 2023  Slovenian Jewelry Week 2023.
2019:
Exhibition  19 Nov 2019 - 23 Nov 2019  Discover Design Innovation at SCAD's NYC Jewelry Week Pop-Up.