Patricia Iglesias is a jewelry artist, who lives and works in Punta Arenas, Chile. She was trained in Technical Drawing and Interior and Equipment Design, she has completed Diplomas in Interior Design and Visual Arts. She learned goldsmithing in her hometown and has expanded her studies in jewelry and object creation workshops in Santiago de Chile. The artist is an active member and part of the Board of the Joya Brava Association and a member of the Fundación Artística de Chile, Brújula-Art. Her pieces have been presented in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, and Poland.
StatementI work with my environment and my own history, I build objects that evoke the concept of self-generation of protection, which comes from the desire to find a lair in the face of so much immensity -the pampas of Patagonia.
I mostly use wefts woven and sewn with fibers and threads, using techniques usually reserved for the female sphere within the domestic space and invented from the imagination and memory of family experiences, evoking that "handmade" world, ancestral, and that disappears little by little, in an increasingly industrial and globalized world.
I take the fabrics beyond their original function to re-signify it and connect with my roots, my work speaks of a memory that recognizes the past. I elaborate plots to build objects deconstructing the fabric, rebelling against the idea of “gender role”. I build pieces/objects made in a non-traditional way to convey their emotional message. I call for the participation of the viewer, body, and piece to establish a certain relationship, to carry these objects you have to be an accomplice, connect with their poetics.
Exhibition 27 Sep 2021 - 17 Oct 2021 Sostener la Incertidumbre. Sustain the Uncertainty.
Exhibition 25 Sep 2021 - 14 Oct 2021 Latin American Poetics.
Exhibition 22 Sep 2021 - 24 Oct 2021 Interiors. A Joya Brava Exhibition.
Exhibition 10 Sep 2021 - 29 Sep 2021 Híbridos Salvajes.
Exhibition 30 Jul 2021 - 03 Sep 2021 This Is Not a Jewel.
Exhibition 01 Mar 2021 - 31 Mar 2021 My Territory, My Identity by Patricia Iglesias.
Lectures 16 Dec 2020 - 19 Dec 2020 A Brave Decade.
Meeting 03 Dec 2020 - 21 Dec 2020 Brazil Jewelry Week 2020.
Lectures 04 Aug 2020 - 04 Aug 2020 BravasXdentro ConeXiones Instagram Live Interviews: Ana Villalba.
Exhibition 14 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019 Interiors: A Joya Brava exhibition at Munich Jewellery Week 2019..
Exhibition 14 Sep 2018 - 04 Nov 2018 Neighbours. 2nd Latin American Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2018.
Tereza SeabraLisbon, Portugal
Rita SotoSantiago, Chile
Julia deVilleMelbourne, Australia
Matilde MozzanegaLondon, United Kingdom
María BlondetSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Myung UrsoRochester, United States
Lily KanellopoulouAthens, Greece
Fabiana GadanoBuenos Aires, Argentina
Rita BesnyoiBudapest, Hungary
Teresa FarisMadison, United States
Jin Ah JoMelbourne, Australia
Yajing YaoSavannah, United States
Martin GrosmanJablonec nad Nisou, Czech Republic
Anna WatsonBrighton, United Kingdom
Elvira CibottiBuenos Aires, Argentina