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Raquel Bessudo

Jeweller
Published: 23.09.2021

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3 new series with brooches and necklaces are featured on the profile.
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Statement

I generally work with the idea of a memory, or the memory of an idea. It is in the way it happens that I find inspiration from. For me this recollection happens within the contradiction of filling an absence that can’t be filled any more. With my work I try keeping track of things that can no longer be kept, but in this way I can hold on to them.
My pieces are mainly metal based, but I integrate elements such as : etched text,
transfered or printed images, textiles and natural fiber; as they are these elements, that by relating to them I am drawn back to that instant that I can recall and were everything in my work starts from. Jewelry pieces complete themselves when they are held in the body. Each piece by relating to the body, brings memories to the present.
I don’t see memory as an accurate recollection of events; rather a selective process of preserving. But the things that touch us, which mark our lives are well kept in our memories and help us relate to the present and looking into the future. 


We do not remember days, we remember moments. The richness of life lies in memories we have forgotten.
/ Cesare Pavese

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2021:
Exhibition  26 Sep 2021 - 06 Oct 2021  Shape of Nature 2021. Selected artist list announced.
2020:
Exhibition  12 Dec 2020 - 13 Feb 2021  Painful Hope.
Exhibition  16 Oct 2020 - 31 Oct 2020  Human Space Identity.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Schmuck 2020.
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Sotto Voce by Letizia Maggio, Raquel Bessudo and Alice Brazzit.
2019:
Exhibition  19 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019  Artistar Jewels in Milan.
2018:
Award giving  10 Jul 2018 - 10 Jul 2018  2nd Latin American Contemporary Jewellery Biennial 2018 Winners.
Exhibition  01 Mar 2018 - 23 Sep 2018  La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.
Exhibition  01 Mar 2018 - 23 Sep 2018  La Frontera: Encounters Along the Border.
2017:
Exhibition  25 Apr 2017 - 17 May 2018  Tribalera.
Galeria de Arte medellin 174, México City.
2016:
Exhibition  21 Oct 2016 - 28 Nov 2018  First Latin American contemporary jewellery Bienale.
Museo Jose Hernandez, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2016 - 16 Oct 2016  Lo inesperado de lo Cotidiano.
Galeria torre del reloj, Polanco, Ciudad de Mexico, Design week Mexico.
 
Exhibition  23 Jun 2016 - 31 Jul 2016  The unexpectedness of daily life.
2014:
Exhibition  11 Jul 2014 - 30 Sep 2014  Entre el subsuelo y el cielo, homenaje a los mineros.
2013:
Exhibition  19 Sep 2013 - 06 Oct 2013  Joyarticulations.
Maison du Mexique, Paris, France.
 
Exhibition  05 Jul 2013 - 30 Jul 2013  Joyarticulations.
MUMEDI, Mexico city.
Exhibition  16 Jun 2013 - 28 Jul 2013  La Frontera.
Museo Franz Mayer, Mexico City.
2012:
Exhibition  24 Dec 2012 - 12 Jan 2013  ¿El fin del mundo?.
Galería Ismos
Exhibition  29 Mar 2012 - 29 Apr 2012  Botánica.
Museo de Arte Popular José Hernández, Buenos Aires Argentina. 
 
Exhibition  04 Feb 2012 - 24 Mar 2012  Refined VII.
“Inspiration”, Seventh Bienal exhibition, The Cole Art Center @ The Opera House Nacogdoches, Texas, EUA.
 
2011:
Exhibition  12 May 2011 - 26 May 2011  Botánica.
2009:
Exhibition  08 Oct 2009 - 01 Nov 2009  Conexión Intrínseca.
Galería de Arte Medellin 174, Mexico city.
2005:
Exhibition  04 Dec 2005 - 14 Dec 2005  Exposición Colectiva, Atelier Lazard.
Instituto Cultural: México- Israel, Mexico City.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Book:  Jewelbook. International Annual of Contemporary Jewel Art 12/13. Van Damme, JaakStichting Kunstboek:  Oostkamp,  2012
Magazine:  D Plata. 2011
Magazine Year 3 No.11July-September, Mexico
Magazine:  Maleta FAD 2003. Constelación FAD:  2003
Magazine:  Maleta FAD 2002. Barcelona, Spain,  2002

 
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